Boys lacrosse: Tigers limp to three losses
Perhaps only the Minnesota Twins can rival the number of injuries to key players sustained by the Farmington boys lacrosse team this season.
Eight games into the program's second varsity season, the Tigers are without five players who began the season in the starting lineup. Senior defensive captain Tyler Tutewohl-Klotz, starting midfielders Matt Heinzerling-Wiese and Alex Rojesky and starting defensive players Jake Mendala and Evan Workman were absent with an assortment of major injuries ranging from concussions to ACL tears to broken bones for the Tigers' heartbreaking 5-4 home loss to Holy Family Monday night at Tiger Stadium.
Searching for the first home win in program history, the Tigers surged ahead 2-0 after the first quarter. They trailed 3-2 throughout the third, but rallied to force overtime before Holy Family netted the game-winner.
"It's a disappointing loss," said coach Paul Sorensen, who started four freshmen. "I feel terrible for the guys. We need to learn from each time out on the field and take something away from this hard-fought loss."
Matthew Ackerman scored a hat trick to lead the Tigers, now 1-7, and Corey Rudrud scored one goal. Jake Bauman provided two assists.
Farmington lost despite a 24-12 advantage in shots on goal.
Charlie Weirke played all 48 minutes in goal and stopped seven of 12 shots. Weirke played his best game of the season, according to Sorensen.
Holy Angels 17,
The Tigers traveled north to Richfield last Saturday and hung within a 6-4 score before the Stars used a strong second half to pull away.
Ackerman supplied the first of two straight hat tricks and led the Tigers with seven shots on goal. Marques Words scored twice and Mitch Collier added a goal and two assists.
Lakeville North 7,
The Tigers forged a strong defensive effort last Wednesday, but followed up the first win in program history with a home loss to Lakeville North.
Collier, Ackerman and Trevor Howard each scored goals and each provided assists.
Weierke stopped 14 of 21 Lakeville North shots.