Soccer: Sixth-ranked Dreads rout Tecumseh

By Alex Hardie

The Dexter girls’ soccer team scored four goals in the first half and four more in the second for an easy 8-0 win over visiting Tecumseh on Tuesday.

Remy Crawford started the scoring off for the Dreadnaughts less than 2 minutes in when she finished on a pass from Kalista Feight. Then for a 10-minute span, the Indians staved off any additional goals.

Twelve minute in, Morgan Esch took a Sammi Corcoran pass and fired past the solid play of Tecumseh’s keeper.

Another 10-minute span followed until Corcoran converted on a ball just outside of the penalty box.

Emma Ripka finished off the first half scoring when she took a pass from Corcoran and fought through a couple of defenders for the 4-0 lead that the Dreads would take into halftime.

Eleven minutes into the second half, Esch restarted the Dexter scoring when she received a quick short pass in the box from Corcoran for a quick shot that didn’t allow Tecumseh any chance.

Center-back Louisa Judge got in on the scoring when she picked up a partially cleared ball and fired it into the goal. Kiley Cabana played a nifty 20-yard ball over the defense to McKenna Graham who ran onto it and “doinked” it in past the onrushing keeper.

“The ‘doink,’ or toe poke, is something we have talked about in tight spaces,” said Dexter Coach Scott Forrester. “It’s quick without the big windup of a regular shot and it’s hard for the keeper to react to.”

Corcoran finished off the game in fine fashion when she stole a ball and had a quick turn to her right for a nice left foot shot to the far post, and the 8-0 win.

“Every player on the team, except for our injured two, got some playing time. This allows me to get experience to players that will give us greater depth as we continue our climb to the top,” said Forrester.

The win raises Dexter’s record to 10-1-1 and 6-0-0 in the SEC White Division. Next up is a road trip to Chelsea this Thursday to continue the home and away rivalry and a game that will probably determine the SEC Championship.

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