By Alex Hardie, September 19, 2017
The Dreadnaughts 1-0 win over Tecumseh combined with news of a forfeit by their opponent of an earlier tie, allowed for two wins for a 13-0-0 overall record and 6-0-0 in the SEC White Division.
Daniel Higgins goal 13 minutes into the second half stood up as the game winner in a very tight match with host Tecumseh on Tuesday. Ryan Sanders flicked the ball onto Higgins who then played it past the Indian keeper.
Heading into the game, Dexter coach Scott Forrester knew it would be a close contest. “They beat us twice last year to win our conference and we beat them earlier in the season 2-0,” said Forrester.
The Dreads carried their portions of the game with good possession of the ball on a rugged field with long grass.
Tecumseh also had opportunities, but Dexter’s keeper was stellar in between the pipes for the 80 minutes of play.
“Max Harreld has very good defenders in front of him, but when there is the need for a save, he is one of the best,” Forrester said. “Tonight, he had one of his best to put onto his keeper resume.”
The second-ranked team in the second coaches poll of the season, Dexter has a break in the action until they return next week with two home games against Ypsilanti Lincoln (Tuesday) and Chelsea (Thursday).
The Chelsea match will be the annual Senior/Soccer night match honoring the graduating seniors and hosting the local Michigan Thunder team night. Both kick-offs are at 4 p.m. for the JV and 5:30 for the varsity.