Girls hockey: Tigers top Raiders 4-1 in Missota finale
Generating offense has been a season-long struggle for the Farmington girls hockey team.
The team finished second to last in the Missota Conference with an average of 1.6 goals per game. The Tigers scored just six goals in their five-game losing streak before breaking out with four scores in a 4-1 league victory over rival Northfield in last Thursday's regular season finale.
The Tigers finished with an overall record of 9-16. They went 5-7 in the league, good enough for fifth out of seven teams, and earned the No. 5 seed in Section 1AA, advancing them to an opening-round game at No. 4 Dodge County Wednesday night. Results from that game can be found at www.farmingtonindependent.com.
In Friday's finale, Alexis Smrekar opened the scoring with a goal 1:17 into the first period (assist to Michaela Tonsager). The Raiders responded with their lone goal of the game to tie the score 1-1 after a period.
Haley Doll scored on a Bria Donnelly assist in the second period, and Chloe Batta scored twice in the third (assists to Grace Vincent and Betsy Anderson) to put the game away.
Senior goaltender Jessica Erchul stopped 22 Raider shots.