Sports roundup: Field hockey, tennis both score wins

Dexter’s impressive field hockey season continued on Wednesday with a 2-0 win over host Cranbrook. But before looking back, let’s look forward.

The Dreads, who moved up to Division 1 this year after winning a state title in Division 2, will face two huge tests this week. First up is Ann Arbor Pioneer on Tuesday. The defending state champion in D-1 and a state powerhouse for years will host the Dreadnaughts at 4:30 p.m.

Dexter will then welcome rival Chelsea to town on Thursday. Formally the Washtenaw Whippets, Chelsea is fielding its first full season as the Bulldogs and the two teams will faceoff at 7 p.m. – 24 hours before the two football teams play.

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On Wednesday, Dexter got back into Division I play with a trip to Cranbrook. The Cranes came into the day with a 1-2 record while Dexter was hoping to finish their pre-Labor Day schedule undefeated.
The game was on grass and the Dreadnaughts had never beaten Cranbrook in three previous tries.

From the start of the game, Dexter used their experience to force several corner opportunities against Cranbrook and it paid off early. With only 3 minutes off the clock, Emma Tamer took a pass from Megan Niswonger on the corner play then sent a rocket shot past the Crane goalie for a quick 1-0 lead.

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The teams continued a back and forth game until Dexter got another corner which turned into a 2-0 lead after Kelly Stabler stuffed the ball past the Cranbrook defense into the goal.

The second half saw both team defenses take over with each team only getting off one more shot on goal. The 2-0 halftime Dexter lead held as the final score giving the Dreadnaughts their first ever win over Cranbrook.

“Grass games are always a concern for the coaching staff,” said Dexter coach Craig Flocken. “Cranbrook has the best grass field in the league but we are built for turf so it was nice to see the team be able to work through the slower play.

“Though the play wasn’t as smooth as we would want, we will take the win and learn from it for our next game on grass.”
Anna Love (two saves) and Joy Hook (one save) combined for the shutout.

Photos by Joanna Zabriskie

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Tennis

The Dexter tennis team scored an 8-0 win over Lincoln on Wednesday as the Dreads swept the singles and doubles matches.

In singles:
1. Kyle Kuhns defeated Jacob Kedroske 6-0, 6-0
2. Billy Chesbrough defeated Brendan Williams 6-0, 6-0
3. Drake Rider defeated David Galvan 6-1, 6-0
4. Dexter wins on a default.

In doubles:
1. Brannon Wiegers/Matt Keogh defeated Bowan Armstrong/Markeidus Hall 6-4, 6-7(5), 6-2
2. Steve Dootz/Dylan Myers defeated Nicholas Morgan/Cade Rickman 7-6(3), 6-0
3. Tavan Zadeh/Christian Vaughan defeated Joshua Carthron/Lucas Swanson 6-4, 6-2
4. Dexter wins on a default.

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