CORINTH--- The Central Red Devils scored eight goals during a 17 minute stretch in the second half and rolled to a 9-1 victory over Dexter on Saturday morning.
Andrew Speed gave the Red Devils a lead when he scored the only first half goal with 7:43 remaining in the half.
Speed also scored two second half goals. The freshman has 15 goals in his first 10 high school games.
The Red Devils had the lead at half, but were looking to be more aggressive in the second half.
"At halftime we talked about being in a good shape,"Red Devils coach Paul Speed said. "We just needed to be a little more aggressive."
The Tigers tied the score 3:05 into the second half when Bailey Spack put a shot past Red Devils goalie Dakota Miller.
The momentum for the Tigers was short lived.
The Red Devils took a lead they would never give back when freshman Caleb Shaw scored off an assist from Speed with 34:30 remaining in the second half.
Central scored four goals in the next seven minutes to take a commanding 6-1 lead with 27:24 remaining in the second half.
"They (Dexter) scored the first goal (in the second half), that kind of lit a fire under us,"coach Speed said. "We started playing a little bit more aggressive."
Central had six different goal scorers.
Zach Randall scored his first two goals of the season. Andrew Prescott scored his sixth goal of the season.Quinnah Harrod put in his fourth goal of the season. Jay Tate finished the scoring when he put in his first goal of the season with 7:48 remaining in the game.
"They (Central) have a number of kids on the front line that score,"Dexter coach Peter Murray said. "Too many breakdowns by us."
Central has had a balanced attack all season. The Red Devils have had 12 different goal scorers this season.
"We need goals from anyone,"Andrew Speed said. "We keep playing this way, I think we can make a good run in the playoffs."
Miller and Harrod combined make five saves on seven shots for the Red Devils.
Central (7-2-1) will travel to Sumner on Tuesday.
The Red Devils are currently sixth in the class C east heal point standings. The top five will avoid a prelim game and advance to the quarterfinals. Central has two big heal point games remaining against PCHS and Orono.
"We have some heal points available,"coach Speed.said. "If we can finish the season strong."
Josh Smith made 19 saves on 31 shots for the Tigers.
Dexter (1-8) will host Foxcroft Academy on Tuesday.