By Alex Hardie
Facing the Tecumseh Indians in district semi-final play on Wednesday, the Dexter varsity soccer team rallied to post a 4-0 shutout.
Both teams shared possession of the ball throughout the game, with Dexter's offense keeping pace for the Dreadnaughts. Keeper Rhys Moller was pressed into a couple of nice saves to keep the Indians from scoring.
Dexter scored first on a bending ball in that went over the outstretched Tecumseh keeper’s hands and banked in off the far post into the Indian goal. Carrying the 1-0 lead, David Innis served a ball in from the flank that was miss-played by an Indian defender into the net, with 30:08 on the clock.
Sixteen minutes left in the game, forward Andrew Foghel stole the ball and fired it in for the Dread’s third goal. The final score came when Jake Kilian lifted a ball up and over the Tecumseh back line to a streaking Joe Harro for the final 4-0 goal.
“The second half rain assisted us in the half by not allowing quality serves from Tecumseh,” said Coach Scott Forrester. “Tecumseh is a quality team and our players did well to give them that respect and prepared for them in a very professional manor."
Dexter will face South Lyon East in the district final Saturday at Tecumseh with a 1 p.m. kick-off.