Magnificent seven: Red-hot Dreadnaughts extend winning streak

By Alex Hardie

On the road at Adrian, the Dexter girls’ soccer team scored five goals and their fifth straight league win on a chilly Tuesday afternoon in an SEC clash with the Maples.

Four and a half minutes into the game, McKenna Graham crossed a ball from the right side directly to the feet of Morgan Esch who gently re-directed in front of Claire Ketzner for the easy shot.

“That was the best example of composure in the box I’ve seen this year. Moe froze the keeper thinking Moe would strike it with her second touch,” said Dexter Coach Scott Forrester. “Sure enough, it provided a large portion of the Maple’s goal to aim for.”

Leading up to the goal, the Dreads had some miss-serves that Adrian’s keeper easily took control of early in the game. “Their keeper played well for first-year coach Lisa Fisher,” commented Forrester.

Freshman Remy Crawford scored next for the Dreads when she received another quality serve from the flank by Graham.

Four minutes later, Kylie Cabana played a quality ball forward to Morgan Esch and a nice finish.

“Cabana’s pass had great texture to set up Esch for the score. Many of those short through balls are too hard and find their way to the keeper,” commented Forrester.

Remy Crawford made a similar play to Cabana, with her pass to Emma Ripka for the Dread’s fourth goal. As Ketzner started the scoring, she finished the scoring after taking a pass from Ripka and the 5-0 final score.

Nicole Tuzinowski earned Dexter’s eighth shutout for the season, making only one save. The Dreadnaughts are now 9-1-1 on the season and are undefeated in the SEC White Division with a 5-0-0 record.

Sixth-ranked Dexter travels to Bedford for a varsity only, non-divisional game kicking off at 6 p.m. this Thursday.

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