In some good end-to-end soccer, the host Tecumseh Indians defended their half of the field well and scored the lone goal with 9:29 left in the first half for a 1-0 win Tuesday over the Dexter Dreadnaughts.
Though the Dreads held significantly more possession of the ball, it was Tecumseh’s drop and compact defense that played the key role in their win.
“We worked the ball around the field with good possession in both halves of the game but didn’t have good entry balls and possession in the attacking third,” said Dexter Coach Scott Forrester. “When we did have some good shots at the goal, their keeper was there.”
Shy of the halftime break, the Indians were awarded a free kick. The driven ball became more of a ping-pong ball as it couldn’t be cleared before hitting the ground.
“That break down in front of the goal can’t happen. The result determined the game,” said Forrester.
Tecumseh gained a bit more of the ball in the second half but the Dreads still had more. Both keepers had stellar performances as Dexter’s Max Harreld came up big in the second half, keeping the Dreads within striking range.
Dexter hosts Lincoln on Thursday. Kickoff is at 4 p.m. for the junior varsity and around 5:30 p.m. for the varsity.