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Girls lacrosse: Lakers control second half

Farmington had a strong first half against Prior Lake but couldn't hold on.

Farmington's girls lacrosse team couldn't turn its first halftime lead into its third win of the season Thursday night against Prior Lake.

The Tigers surged to a 3-2 lead by the break courtesy of three goals by team scoring leader Ally Midboe, but were shut out in the second half of a 7-3 setback to the Lakers at Tiger Stadium.

"We controlled most of the first half, jumping passes, using our speed and playing solid defensively. We had a lot of chances, just couldn't get many quality shots on their goalie," Farmington coach Dan Pickens said. "The second half did not go our way. We again had chances to keep the scoring going, but couldn't score."

Goaltender Maddie Kohlbeck stopped 19 Prior Lake shots, but the Lakers' top players were able to maneuver through the Tiger defense and get off some close-range shots in the second half.

"I was disappointed in the result, but definitely not disappointed in the effort," Pickens said. "The girls worked very hard and we are truly a different team than we were at the beginning of the year."

The Tigers wrap up their first varsity season tonight when they take on Rochester Mayo at 6:30 p.m. in Rochester.

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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