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Girls lacrosse: Eight score goals in 17-8 road win

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Girls lacrosse: Eight score goals in 17-8 road win
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Defender Kylee Glen scored 30 seconds into the game and set the tone for the Farmington girls lacrosse team's best effort of the season Monday night in Rosemount.


The Tigers had eight players score goals, and Glen led a defense that held the Irish to two second-half goals, in a 17-8 triumph at Irish Stadium.

"We certainly came out of our shell tonight," said Farmington coach Dan Pickens, whose team had its highest goal output of the season in its third straight victory. "Rosemount is not a bad team, we just played that well.... We just played as a team and moved the ball to the open girl and finished when we had the opportunities."

The Tigers produced 30 shots on goal, including 15 between Shelby Klotz and Rachael Welzin, who each scored four goals and handed out two assists. Brooke Genzler was right behind with a hat trick and Ashley Steffes scored twice.

Lindsay Benson, Jessica Herrera, Michaela Tonsager and Glen also scored goals.

Goaltender Maddie Kohlbeck stopped 12 shots in the win.

The Tigers led 3-0 early on and 10-6 at the halftime break. They pulled away by outscoring the Irish 7-2 in the second half.

The regular season comes to a close this afternoon with a road trip north take on Hill-Murray.

Vs. Owatonna

Benson's goal in the closing minutes allowed the Tigers to rally for a 9-8 win over Owatonna in a possible section tournament preview last Thursday at Tiger Stadium.

Welzin once again supplied more than her share of the offense with four goals and an assist and Klotz scored twice. The duo combined for 10 goals earlier in the week against John Marshall.

"They have been consistent and dominant all season long," Pickens said. "With Welzin being a junior and Klotz being just a sophomore, our future is looking bright."

Benson, Genzler and Delaney Johnson each added goals for the Tigers. Kohlbeck made 12 saves, including a couple in the final minute to preserve the one-goal win.

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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