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Girls lacrosse: Tigers reel off three straight wins

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Farmington Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

For the first time in its three-year history, the Farmington girls lacrosse team has a winning record.

The Tigers matched their season high with 16 goals and extended their winning streak to three games with a 16-14 victory over Missota Conference rival Holy Angels Monday night in Richfield.

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"It was nice to get a win against Holy Angels and keep our streak going," Farmington coach Dan Pickens said. "This was the halfway point for the season and we are hopefully just hitting our stride."

Haley Bradshaw led the Tigers on the offensive end with five goals and two assists. Adrienne Jolicoeur scored four goals, Jessica Erchul tossed in three and Ally Midboe supplied two goals and handed out three assists.

Shelby Klotz and Rachael Welzin each scored single goals.

"We have showed we can play multiple kinds of games and tonight it was a shoot-out," Pickens said. "While our defense wasn't its normal wall, our offense came through."

Goaltender Maddie Kohlbeck finished with 13 saves.

Kohlbeck stopped 12 shots and the defense allowed a season-low four goals in a 10-4 victory over Chaska/Chanhasssen last Thursday at Tiger Stadium.

"This was one of the games that we were looking forward to at the beginning of the year. When we set goals at the beginning of the year, many girls set a goal to beat Chaska/Chanhassen," Pickens said. "The reason we won this game was because we won the small battles. We were winning draws, and causing turnovers. The girls were patient in the offensive zone and let them make the mistakes."

Jolicoeur scored a team-high four goals and Bradshaw chipped in a hat trick. Erchul, Betsy Anderson and Michaela Tonsager also scored goals.

The Tigers face Chaska/Chanhassen again tonight at Chaska High School. They are back on the road Tuesday at Owatonna.

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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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