Girls hockey: A positive before the playoffs for Farmington
The Farmington girls hockey team ended a disappointing regular season on a high note Friday night in Rochester.
The Tigers took the lead in the second period and rode Molly Singewald's 23-save effort to a 2-0 upset of Rochester John Marshall at the Rochester Recreation Center. The Rockets entered the game with a record of 17-6 and finished third in the Big Nine Conference.
Rachael Peroutky scored both goals for the Tigers against. Haley Doll assisted on the first and Tyler Words on the second.
Farmington finished the regular season with a record of 5-18-2, but quietly won three of its last five games. The win over John Marshall likely kept the Tigers out of the Section 1AA play-in game and moved them up to the No. 7 seed, which earned them a meeting with No. 2 seed Lakeville North (ranked 14th with a record of 16-7) in the Section 1AA tournament Wednesday night. Check farmingtonindependent.com for the results of that contest.
The Tigers opened the week with an 8-2 loss to eighth-ranked New Prague in their home finale last Tuesday at Schmitz-Maki Arena.
The Trojans led 5-0 after a period and it was 6-0 before Megan Stivers got the home team on the board with an unassisted goal.
Michaela Tonsager found the net in the third period, with assists going to Doll and Peroutky.
Bowe started in goal and stopped 20 shots.