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Pony boys soccer defeats Dexter

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DOVER-FOXCROFT — The Foxcroft Academy boys soccer team defeated Dexter Regional High School 8-0 on Sept. 25.

The Ponies showed the team’s strength early on by scoring five minutes into the game. Senior Shadane Hamilton took a long pass from junior Austin Gil and had a break away. He beat the Tiger defense down the field. Hamilton went one on one with the Dexter keeper and beat him by putting the ball into the back of the net.

The Tiger defense adjusted and was able to slow down the Pony attack with the next scoring opportunities. Dexter loaded the box in front of their goal and Foxcroft had a hard time breaking in. Sophomore Danny Cornett was able to break the defense when he dribbled through it and scored inside the box, 25 minutes in. Then, 10 minutes later he did it again and broke through for his second goal of the game.

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PLAYER CONTROL — Foxcroft Academy sophomore Danny Cornett controls the ball during a Sept. 25 game vs. Dexter. The Ponies won 8-0.

With 10 minutes left in the half, Foxcroft did not slow down. The Ponies continued to apply the pressure and caught the Tigers flat footed as senior Rico Ayala sprinted down the left side of the field and got into the box and beat the Dexter goalie to the near side post.

After the kickoff the Foxcroft attacked continued as they stole the ball and had multiple opportunities. Sam Harmon-Weeks found himself on top of the Dexter’s goalie box and took a shot. Dexter’s keeper reacted quickly and deflected the ball away from the goal but Ayala crashed the net and put the ball into the back of the net for his second goal of the day.

With a minute left in the first half Hamilton finished what he started and he received a long pass and had another break away and with a powerful kick beat Dexter’s goalie to his left side to give Foxcroft a 6-0 lead going into the second half.

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TWO-GOAL DAY — Pony senior Rico Ayala leads to shoot on Dexter during a Sept. 25 contest in Dover-Foxcroft. Ayala would score twice in an 8-0 win.

The Ponies continued to put the pressure on and were able to hold possession for most of the half. Twenty four minutes in, sophomore Michael Whang received a through ball and had a break away from the left side of the field. As he broke into the box Dexter’s keeper made a decision to come out hard and Whang crossed the ball where he found Caleb Crocker all alone and he put the ball in the back of the net.

With 19 minutes left Foxcroft scored the last goal when midfielder Danny Cornett sliced through Dexter’s defense and quickly gave the ball to his left to a streaking Whang. He took it into the box and beat the goalie to give the Ponies an 8-0 victory.

Foxcroft’s (4-3) Mikel Alvarez had three saves and Dexter’s (0-7) Brett Kusnierz had 17 saves.

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GO TO THE GOAL — Senior Caleb Crocker of Foxcroft scores on Dexter.

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