By Alex Hardie
In a rare come-from-behind win, the Dreadnaughts scored three goals after the River Rats took the lead on a penalty kick with 15 minutes left in the first half.
A ball kicked up in to the Dread defender’s hand warranted the penalty strike that keeper Max Harreld got a good hand on it but couldn’t prevent the goal.
But just 40 seconds later, Dexter drew even when Matt Roller played a 20-yard diagonal ball into the Cole Harreld run and finish.
With just over 6 minutes until the half-time break, Ryan Sanders played a ball to Jake Avery who with great composure chipped the onrushing River Rat keeper. Dexter continued to control the play on through the first half.
“We used great force to press Huron into poor passes to pick up and start a new attack,” said Dexter Coach Scott Forrester. “Our overall game was very good, however our finishing was the only thing that stood out as a major concern.”
That lack of finishing was countered by Daniel Higgins, when he struck a 25-foot free kick around the wall into the net for the final 3-1 score.
“It was a rough competitive game that the ref allowed,” Forrester said. “I don’t think that favored Huron or ourselves. We dominated play and didn’t allow more than a few solid scoring chances for Huron.”
Harreld with defenders Jordan Laski, Dom Burmeister, Connor Flaherty, Matt Roller and Caden Doll kept the Rats in check for the game.
The second-ranked Dreadnaughts (10-0-1) travel to Ypsilanti Lincoln Saturday for a makeup game beginning with a 10 a.m. JV kickoff followed by the varsity at 11:30 a.m. This SEC White division match-up could set up a clear pathway for the Dreads for a 10th SEC White title.