Field Hockey: Dexter fires up the offense in 6-1 victory

The Dexter field hockey team got back into Division I play on Monday after a weekend playing in Ohio and the offense didn’t miss a beat. The Dreadnaughts hosted Sacred Heart and they extended their divisional win streak to four games with a 6-1 win.

Dexter came out and set the tone of the game by moving the ball at will and attacking the Gazelle circle. Though the Sacred Heart goalie made several good stops to keep the game scoreless for a while, the pressure was too much.

Dexter finally was able to get a lead on an Emma Tamer shot about 12 minutes into the game. Mary Squire gave the Dreadnaughts a 3-0 lead with two goals in the final 12 minutes of the half.

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With time winding down, the visitors found the Dexter net with one second remaining to pull within two goals.

In the second half, Dexter came out as strong as in the first with attack after attack. The Dreadnuaghts tacked on another three goals with Tamer scoring her second while Taryn Damm and Rachel Mount added one each.

Anna Love and Joy Hook played solid in the Dexter net.

The win gives Dexter their fourth straight divisional victory and moves the Dreads to 8-1-1 (12-2-1 overall).

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“We have been looking for our offensive fire power,” Dexter coach Craig Flocken said. “It showed up tonight, but we need it to continue as we have some big divisional games upcoming.

“It was nice to see the players pick up their play as the game wore on. We were a little sluggish at the start but they sorted it out.”

Photos by Joanna Zabriskie

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