Soccer: Dreads run league record to 9-0 with easy win

The Dexter soccer team duplicated their earlier result against the Indians with an 8-0 win, lifting their record to 13-0-1 and 9-0-0 in the SouthEastern Conference’s White Division.

It took just under 3 minutes for the Dreads to break the scoreless bubble when Emily Zeitunian followed up a ball played by Claire Ketzner for the eventual game winner.

Tecumseh stood up to the early offensive advances by the Dreadnaughts and held Dexter scoreless for over 10 minutes. That is until Kianna Marquez picked up a poorly cleared ball and fired it in from 23 yards out.

With 21:55 on the scoreboard, Zeitunian scored her second when Morgan Esch played her a ball which she fired a shot into the upper 90 from 20 yards out, extending Dexter’s lead to 3-0.

A couple minutes later, Alice Kadhammar dropped a pass back to Louisa Judge, who fired it in from 28 yards out past the sprawling Indian keeper. Kadhammar then finished the scoring when she took a pass from Judge, with 8:09 left in the half.

The Indians weathered some early second-half attacks, with solid play by their keeper, but couldn’t keep Zeitunian from scoring her unassisted goal seven and a half minutes in. Fifty-nine seconds later, Zeitunian scored her fourth goal, when she ran on to Morgan Esch’s long through ball and drove it past the keeper.

Dexter’s continued offensive pressure led to the end of the game when Marquez scored her second of the night when she received a pass from Zoe Hartmann. The shot seemed innocent, but was mishandled by the Indian keeper and rolled into the net for the final score.

“It was nice to have four different goal scorers and our defense allowing our keeper, Caitlin Micallef to make only one save,” said Dexter Coach Scott Forrester. “Short a couple of key players, we did well to step up and adjust to other positions to get the result.”

It was the 10th shutout of the season for the Dreads who have allowed only five goals in the 14 games. On the other side of the ball, the Dreads have scored 92 goals.

“I had to spread playing time out with our midfielders as we have a game tomorrow and are dealing with some injuries,” said Forrester. “We are a good young team that needs to be tested.”

Dexter plays against a good test, Walled Lake Central, on Friday at home. The varsity kicks off at 5:30 p.m.

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