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Dexter, Saline Scoreless Following Thursday Matchup

The Dexter varsity soccer team fended off Saline's offense at home on Thursday.

By Alex Hardie

The Saline Hornets traveled to Dexter to be turned away with yet another tie on Thursday.

On a beautiful fall night, both teams hit the field, running on all cylinders. For what turned out to be a 0-0 tie, the game was packed with a lot of action.

Saline carried a little bit more of the play in the first half, with the Dreads getting some chances in the final third.

The second half was dominated by Dexter, who put everyone on the edge of their seats for the last 10 minutes of the game.

Though Saline had a series of corner kicks that could have resulted in a score, Dexter quashed any solid strike on goal. Bobby Toth had a break-a-way for Dexter that looked like the game winner, until he miss-struck it with the outside of his right foot, sending it well over the crossbar.

Another series of attacks later was finally ended with the referee’s whistle signaling the end of the game.

Dexter coach Scott Forrester said he was pleased with the performance of his team.

“We could have won this one but they could of as well," he said. "Overall, I think we had the better chances and at the end, their keeper came up with some very good saves to keep us of the board. Saline has tied some quality opponents, so it’s not that bad a result for us.” 

Dexter is now 11-4-2 overall and 4-2-1 in the SEC White Division. This will be the last three-game week as the team travels to Holt for a 12:30 a.m. kick-off on Saturday.

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