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Ladies soccer responds well after first loss
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Brooke Cagle out maneuvers two Warrior defenders in the Lady Tigers Mar. 3 victory at home. - photo by Amy French Dawson County News

The Lady Tigers soccer team had another solid week with two wins over Pinecrest Christian Academy in Cumming and over Walnut Grove at home.

Dawson traveled to Pinecrest on Feb. 28 and defeated the Paladins 1-0.

"I am so excited about how this team responded after our first loss in which we should have won the game," said Head Coach Jed Lacey. "The girls did not get down or lose confidence in who we are and what we have our eye on."

Freshman Molly Kitchen scored her first goal of the season and the only goal of the game in the win over Pinecrest. The goal came off a Taylor Bennett cross.

Goalkeeper Fallan Lacey had two saves for her fourth clean sheet this season.

Lacey said the team was able to regroup well after the Blessed Trinity loss, including having some injured players back in the mix like Mackenzie Callas.

"Kenzie is playing real well as of late," Lacey said. "She has nine goals and nine assists so far this year.

Four of those goals came in the March 3 victory over Walnut Grove, 7-0.

During the matchup with the Warriors, Callas started the scoring 28 seconds into the game on an assist from Ruthie Pittman. Pittman had three assists on the night along with a goal of her own in the second half.

"Ruth Pittman played the best game of her young career against Walnut Grove," Lacey said. "Ruthie switched positions this year and is playing up top and already has seven goals while learning a new position. She is turning into a beast."

Sophomore Rachel Rajczak added another two goals, the first at 37:01 in the first and the second on an assist from Sam Floyd. The second is Rajczak's 14th goal this year.

"Rachel Rajczak had another great game against Walnut Grove scoring two goals, but it is all the other stuff she brings to the pitch. She is totally high energy," he said.

Brooke Cagle also had two assists in the Friday night game.

The Lady Tigers are now 7-1 overall and Ranked No. 3 in the state. The team will travel to Savannah on Mar. 10 to take on Richmond Hill and Savannah Arts Academy.

"The kids love these trips," Lacey said. "They like getting challenged by the best south Georgia has to offer."