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Boys soccer: Boys soccer wins, loses and ties

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Boys soccer: Boys soccer wins, loses and ties
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Two quick goals put Farmington in a hole it couldn't dig out of in Saturday's non-conference matchup in Burnsville.

The Blaze played well with the lead and tacked on another goal in the final 10 minutes as they extended their winning streak to four games with a 3-0 shutout.

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"Burnsville was a solid team and we played them very well. The fact is that we played a tough team, we kept up with the pace of the game and walked away a better team because of it," said Farmington coach Julian Buss, whose squad slipped to 3-3-1 on the season. "I think that there was some frustration at letting two quick fluke goals in, but I am extremely proud of the way the boys continued to battle the remaining 70 minutes of play."

Isaac Toenjes got the start in goal and stopped 10 Burnsville shots.

The Tigers opened the Missota Conference season with a 1-1 tie last Thursday at Chanhassen.

Leslie Adjei gave the visitors the lead seven minutes into the second half when he drove to the net and scored on a pass from Blake Smith. It was Adjei's first goal of the season and Smith's team-leading fifth assist.

Chanhassen answered just under 10 minutes later with a shot past keeper Sam Peterson, who finished with six saves.

"Chanhassen started off very aggressive and initially out-played us," Buss said. "We played a good second half and were able to get some very good looks at goal.... All-in-all, it was not a bad showing as we opened up the conference schedule on the road."

One goal was enough in last Tuesday's non-conference game at Rochester Century. Robin DeCastro headed an Eric Stoeckmann free kick into the back of the net with under 11 minutes to go and the Tigers held on for a 1-0 victory.

Peterson stopped 11 shots to preserve the shutout, his first of the season.

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Matt Steichen
Matt Steichen has been the sports editor at the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages since 2007. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications from Briar Cliff University in Sioux City, Iowa. He has previously been a sports writer at the Sioux City Journal and Le Mars Daily Sentinel and the sports editor at the Austin Daily Herald.
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