The Dexter girls water polo team scored early and often as the Dreadnaughts took down rival Chelsea 10-3 in an early season showdown Friday night.

The Dread scored four first period goal and three more in the second to take a commanding 7-1 halftime lead and never looked back.

Chelsea had no answer for the Dexter scoring dual of Allison Wyka and Anna Lehr who combined for nine Dreadnaught goals.

Wyka put the Dreadnaughts on top 1-0 with 3:40 left in the first. Chelsea goaltender Fayth Frazier had made three big saves to keep the game scoreless until Wyka broke through.

The floodgates opened after the first goal as Wyka would score another and Lehr two goals for a 4-0 Dexter lead after one quarter. The Dreads continued to pour it on in the second with two more goals by Wyka and one by Lehr to take a 7-0 lead.

Allison Wyka scored six goals for Dexter

Chelsea broke through when Jessica Neff scored her first career goal with 30 seconds left in the half to cut the lead to 7-1 at the break.

Wyka and Lehr each scored a goal to start the third period to make it 9-1. Chelsea got one back when Olivia Ousley also scored her first varsity goal to make it 10-2.

Sophomore Jackie Wyka got into the scoring column with a goal early in the third to make it 10-2 Dexter.

Abby Robbins wrapped up the scoring when she scored on a five-meter penalty shot to make the final 10-3.

Wyka finished with six goals to lead Dexter, while Lehr added three.

The win improved Dexter to 5-2 overall on the season, while Chelsea fell to 3-3.

Pictures by Mike Williamson