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Girls hockey: Slow start costly in Tigers vs. Storm Hawks

Friday's Missota Conference home opener was a lot closer than the final score indicated.

The Farmington girls hockey team spotted the defending conference champions three goals in the first period, but battled back to within a goal heading in to the third period before falling to the Storm Hawks 6-3 at Schmitz-Maki Arena.

Haleigh Zwart, Michaela Tonsager and Rachael Peroutky each scored goals in the second period as the Tigers moved within 4-3. The score stayed that way until the Storm Hawks knocked in two goals in the final three minutes when the Tigers were all-in on the offensive end looking for the tying score.

Peroutky, Zwart, Brooke Raske and Haley Doll each provided assists for the home team. Eighth-grade goaltender Molly Singewald made her first career start and stopped 35 shots.

The Tigers (1-6-1) are back at home tomorrow night against Shakopee.

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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