Dexter scored nine unanswered goals in the first half to seal their second conference win in a row with a victory over visiting Ypsilanti on Tuesday. The Dreadnaughts improve to 5-1-0 on the season and 2-0-0 in the SEC White Division.
It wasn’t long after the first half whistle that the Dreadnaughts set the tone for things to come. Under two minutes into the game, Ben VanderRoest sent a ball through for Blake Leonard to fire past the stranded Grizzly keeper.
Six minutes later, Dread forward Callum Read received a nice ball from midfielder Austin Graham to make it 2-0.
Graham then took his turn to score with 13 minutes into the game when he took a penalty kick resulting from Chris Gaskin being tripped in the box. The keeper made a fine save but had to face a second chance by Graham as the assistant referee ruled that the keeper left early. Given the second chance, Graham switched his shot and fired it the opposite side the keeper.
Midway through the half, Graham scored another one, assisted by Read. Minutes later, Leonard scored his second for the game after stealing a ball and shot it into the far upper corner of the goal, making it 5-0 with over 18 minutes to play in the half.
Dexter coach Scott Forrester then subbed the rest of his healthy players into the game at which point senior Jimmy Morgan scored two goals in the span of 1:11. He was assisted on one by Kieron Moller and the other was unassisted.
Kyle Wheeler scored the eighth goal and Chris Gaskin the ninth, both assisted by Austin Graham, with just over 5 minutes left in the game.
Senior keeper Ben Elliott was in goal for the game facing no shots, earning his third shutout in six games.