Skyline tops Dexter, 6-2, in consolation game of water polo state finals
Lexie Beemer scored two goals and the Skyline High School girls water polo team shut out Dexter for the final three periods of a 6-2 win in the consolation game of the Michigan Water Polo Association finals on Saturday.
Dexter led 2-1 after the first quarter at East Lansing High School, but Skyline scored two unanswered goals in the second to take a 3-2 lead. The Eagles (25-4) sealed the win with three straight goals in the fourth quarter.
Katie Kleinhenz and Kourtney Sattler scored for Dexter (21-15-2).
The teams ended up in the third-place game after losing semifinals to the tournament's top-seeded teams earlier in the day.
Okemos beat Skyline, 9-4, behind six goals from sophomore Katie Dudley. Beemer and Stevens each scored twice for the Eagles. (Boxscore)
Rockford led Dexter 8-1 after three quarters before fending off a late Dreadnaught rally in a 9-6 win. Alicia Klocek scored three goals for Dexter. (Boxscore)
Huron finished seventh at the eight-team tournament, beating East Kentwood 9-8 in its final game. Maia Bolhuis and Jamie Hibbs scored three goals apiece for the River Rats.
Hibbs also had three goals in Huron's first game of the day, an 8-6 loss to Hudsonville.
Rockford (36-4) beat Okemos (28-6) in the title game, 7-5, to end the Chieftains' title streak at two seasons.
No team has won more than two consecutive championships since Huron won seven straight between 1993-99.