Dexter girls soccer drops regional title game to Trenton, 2-1
When Lindsey Lloyd scored a goal just 4 minutes into a Division 2 regional championship game Thursday night, the Dexter High School girls soccer team found itself in a familiar position.
The Dreadnaughts were leading, and their opponent had a '0' on its side of the scoreboard.
But Dexter's seven-game shutout streak would be snapped just 10 minutes later and another goal by Trenton late in the first half led to a 2-1 win for the tournament host Trojans. (Boxscore)
"Trenton did well off of our missed opportunities," Dexter coach Scott Forrester said. "They gained a little bit more confidence and put more pressure on us. After the corner kick, they started believing even more in themselves. They finished on their opportunities, and we didn't."
No. 6-ranked Dexter's 1-0 upset of No. 2 Livonia Ladywood in a regional semifinal on Tuesday gave the Dreadnaughts (18-4-2) an 18-0 scoring advantage during the MHSAA postseason. Those four wins followed three straight shutouts to end the regular season.
"It's sort of hard seeing the kids with tears in their eyes," Forrester said, "but you can't define this season by one game. We had a great season."
Trenton (16-7-2) will play the winner of Friday's Bloomfield Hills Marian vs. Fenton match in a state semifinal on June 13. Plainwell and DeWitt will play in the other semifinal.