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Dexter boys in 4-2 soccer victory over Patriots

Article from The Piscataquis Observer, Vol. 165, No. 37, September 10, 2003

By Ben Bragdon
Staff Writer

MILO After a scoreless first 40 minutes that saw some decent opportunities on both sides of the field, Dexter took control of the action and erupted for four second-half goals to take a 4-2 boys soccer victory over Penquis Monday afternoon.

The Tigers owned the ball early in the second half, and kept much of the action on their offensive end throughout the latter part of the game. Mike Martin and Brandon Woodman both barely missed breaking the scoreless tie before Woodman knocked home a pass from Martin to give Dexter a 1-0 lead at the 25:38 mark of the second half.

The goal put the bounce back in the step of the Patriot front line, and brothers Justin and Jordan Allen led a series of Penquis attacks that seemed destined to tie the score. At the 22:10 mark, they did just that as Justin Allen beat everybody down the left sideline before arcing a perfect cross in front of the goal. Jordan Alien flew in, heading the ball past Dexter goalie Sam Bowers to knot the score at 1-1.

The tie would not last long, though, as the Tigers went on a rampage that saw Dexter score three goals in just under four minutes. Jeremy Kenney started the barrage at 21:40 by punching in a right-to-left cross from Woodman.

Just 50 seconds later, Mike Martin scored on a shot that glanced off a Penquis defender and slipped by goalie Kevin Nason, who was caught off guard by the quick deflection.

Ben Lemieux finished the Tiger scoring with a penalty kick at the 18:02 mark.

Penquis narrowed the margin to 4-2 with a goal by Justin Allen at 9:17, but despite pretty good pressure over the game's final 10 minutes, the Patriots could not get any closer.

"The guys just got motivated and didn't want to go for the tie," said Dexter coach Paul Shaw, who complemented the early season efforts of the Woodmans, Aaron and Brandon, and Dan Foumier, three young players the coach said have stepped up their play. "The guys are just ready to win."

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