Dexter Water Polo Preps for State Tournament with Two Wins


The Dexter boys’ water polo team picked up a pair of wins at the District Seeding qualifier at Ann Arbor Skyline this weekend in preparation for the upcoming state tournament that starts next week.

The Dreadnaughts opened the weekend by taking down Ann Arbor Pioneer 8-4.

Sam Sterlitz put the Dreadnaughts up 1-0 with a goal and it would stay that way until the second.

Pioneer would tie it with a five-meter shot, but Sterlitz would find the net three times to make it 4-1. Clayton Kinnard would score with two seconds left in the half to make it 5-1 at the break.

Sterlitz would open the second half with a goal before Pioneer scored to make it 6-2.

Gabe Sterlitz found the net to answer, and Sam Sterlitz scored his sixth of the game to make it 8-2 after three.

Dexter would not score again, and Pioneer would score two in the period for the 8-4 final.

Goaltender Tony Golin and a smothering Dreadnaught defense were stellar all night. Golin came up huge in net with several big saves to keep Pioneer off the board.

The Dreadnaughts returned to the water Saturday and struggled but pulled away late to beat Ann Arbor Skyline 7-4.

Goals by Ben Duncan and Sam Sterlitz put the Dreads up early, but Skyline would fight back. The Eagles scored late in the period to make it 2-1.

Kinnard would find the net to put Dexter up 3-1, but again the Eagles answered to make it 3-2 at the break.

Sterlitz scored his second of the game in the third, but as twice before Skyline would battle back with a goal to cut the lead to 4-3 after three.

Skyline would tie the game with four minutes left in the game.

The Dexter offense snapped out of it after the tying goal as Sterlitz scored a pair of goals and Leo Varitek poked a rebound of a lob shot by Duncan into the net to make the final 7-4.

The Dreads have a game with Holt/East Lansing team this week and begin district action next weekend.

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