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Posted on Sat, Oct 22, 2011 : 9:53 p.m.

Dexter soccer falls to Mason in D2 district final; Ypsilanti wins in OT

By Matt Durr

Updated at 9:53 p.m.

The Dexter High School boys soccer team’s season ended with a 2-0 Division 2 district final loss to No. 3-ranked Mason on Saturday.

Despite the loss, Dreadnaughts coach Scott Forrester felt his team played well.

“I thought we played solid, we had some chances," Forrester said. "We didn’t go into a defensive shell, we played our game and had some opportunities."

The Dreadnaughts were able to catch tournament host Mason off guard and get behind the defenders a couple times, but the Bulldogs' team speed proved to be too much for Dexter.

“When we get to this part of the season, we set the bar high for ourselves and we didn’t reach it today,” Forrester said.

Looking back on the season, Forrester was impressed with how his team performed against some tough opponents and attributed part of that to his senior captains Dylan Polley and Ian St. Pierre.

“Their efforts go way beyond description," he said. "Their work rate and how they tried to get the team to play together. On and off the field they did a great job.”


Boone Sylvester scored two goals, including the overtime game-winner, to give the Phoenix their first district title at New Boston Huron on Saturday. Chris Fox also scored for Ypsilanti.

Sylvester scored the game winner five minutes into the first overtime. Per new MHSAA rules, the entirety of two, 10-minute overtimes are played before a winner is declared. Ypsilanti kept New Boston off the scoreboard for the remaining 15 minutes.