All season the consensus was that the Dawson County Lady Tigers would make a deep run in the state tournament.
Heading into the April 25 home game against the Lovett Lions, Dawson was 14-2 and ended 5-1 in Region 7-AAA as region runners-up.
The Lady Tigers lost at home 2-0 after a tough game that saw them pushed around early and often.
The Lady Lions were able to get a corner kick as well as a shot on goal within the first four mintues of play.
Keeper Fallan Lacey had two big saves early.
"You are not moving," came the yell from Head Coach Jed Lacey as he paced the sideline early.
Lovett's first goal came at 26:17 in the first period as the Lady Lions consistently outhustled the Lady Tigers.
As far as the refs, much unlike recent weeks, they let the girls play.
At the 14:23 mark, Frankie Muldoon got off a long, pretty shot but the Lady Lions' keeper picked up the save in the net.
Frustration from the Dawson backfield became evident as senior defender Ava Walker yelled to her teammates, "This is ridiculous. Can we win a ball?"
The play in the backfield looked like hand-to-hand combat and the Lady Tigers rarely crossed midfield to get shots off on goal.
In the second half Muldoon had another shot from the middle that was just wide.
Near the middle of the second period, Walker went down with major cramping and had to leave the game for several minutes.
The Lady Lions picked up a penalty kick near the goal with around 8:40 to play but Lacey came up with another save in goal.
She stopped yet another Lovett attempt about a minute later, but the Lady Lions were able to score with 1:31 left to play and erase any Dawson hopes to advance to the Sweet 16.
The Lady Tigers end the season at 14-3.
On the boys' side, Dawson County traveled to Pace Academy on April 25 for the first round of Class AAA state playoffs.
The Tigers were defeated by the Knights, 4-0.
The loss took Dawson to 11-2-4 on the year and 5-1 in region.