Dexter Water Polo Gets Revenge on Pioneer


The Dexter water polo team avenged its only loss of the season last week when the Dreadnaughts took down Ann Arbor Pioneer 10-6.

Pioneer had beaten the Dreadnaughts in the second game of the season and passed Dexter in the state rankings, but Dexter will not move back ahead of the Pioneers after the win.

Ben Duncan found the net to put the Dreadnaughts on top and Clayton Kinnard followed with a goal to make it 2-0.

Kinnard would score his second straight on a five-meter shot after a penalty for a 3-0 lead before Pioneer would get on the board.

Pioneer tried a long pass with a few seconds left in the period, but Dexter goaltender Tony Golin came out of the net to grab the pass. Golin then launched a shot from 2/3 of the ay down the pool and it found its way inside the post for a goal at the buzzer and a 4-1 lead.

Pioneer would score in the second and hold the Dreadnaughts scoreless until late when Sam Sterlitz rifled one home with three seconds left I the half and a 5-2 lead for Dexter.

Sterlitz and Kinnard scored to make it 7-3, but Pioneer found the net to cut the lead to 7-4 and had another quality chance, but Golin made a huge save to keep it a three-goal game.

Pioneer was called for a penalty and Leo Varitek sent home a five-meter shot to make it 8-4 after three periods.

A goal by Pioneer cut the lead to 8-5 to start the fourth, but Tristan Lorincz and Varitek both scored to extend the lead to 10-5.

Pioneer scored to make it 10-6, but that is as close as they would get as Golin and the Dreadnaughts defense kept them out of the net.

Dexter improved to 9-1 overall on the season.

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