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Lady Tigers earn seventh shutout of season
Dawson crushes Fannin on the road
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The Lady Tigers' soccer team had one of its better performances during its seventh shutout of the season last Friday according to Head Coach Jed Lacey.

Dawson County defeated Fannin County 8-0 on March 24 in Blue Ridge.

"We were hitting on all cylinders," Lacey said. "So many good things were happening tonight and it was good to get all 22 girls that were here in."

Senior Kenzie Callas came up with a hat trick and two assists on the night.

"Kenzie had a complete night, scoring and setting other people up so they could score," Lacey said. "For her unselfish play Kenzie tied the school assists record and with more games to play she might set this record so high it might be really hard to obtain again."

Freshman Katie Clouse started the scoring for Dawson with 31:18 in the first off an assist from Ruthie Pittman.

"She is starting to be the engine that makes this team click," Lacey said about Clouse's efforts.

With two players out for a national tournament, two more had to step in and help out.

Taylor Daniel and Fallan Lacey were unable to play and Lacey praised the play of Molly Kitchen and Ashley Stanfill in their stead.

"Those two girls stepped in and played lights out and helped us get a win tonight," he said.

Stanfill had two saves and earned her first shutout of the season.

Freshman Bella Ragey also had two saves on the night.

Rachel Rajczak scored her 16th goal of the season with 9:21 in the first off a Callas assist and on the next two goals Rajczak returned the favor, assisting Callas.

Junior Grace Sheer added a goal in the second, as did Frankie Muldoon and Clouse picked up her second of the game off a Kitchen assist.

Lacey also said he was happy with the play in the middle-particularly the play of Brooke Cagle.

"Brooke plays so calm and just makes things happen," he said. "Brooke is a player you have to have on the field to win."

The win takes the Lady Tigers to 11-1 overall and 2-0 in region play. The team is also ranked No. 2 in the state for Class AAA.

"We have huge games coming up which will decide where we go in the playoffs," Lacey said. "We need to carry our play into the next two games and we will be very successful."

The team faced Greater Atlanta Christian at home on Monday, but results were not available as of press time.

The Lady Tigers will play Lumpkin County at 5:30 p.m. on March 30 in Dahlonega.