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Girls Soccer: 2-1 losses drop Tigers to .500

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Girls Soccer: 2-1 losses drop Tigers to .500
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Some untimely mistakes resulted in a pair of 2-1 home losses for the Farmington girls soccer team last week at Tiger Stadium.

The Tigers' three-game winning streak ended last Tuesday with a 2-1 loss to Chanhassen. Destiny Schmitz's goal on a pass from Kelli Harstad gave the hosts a 1-0 halftime lead, but the Storm put two shots past keeper Ashley Becker in a six-minute span in the second half to pull out the victory.

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"In the second half we played slow, without intensity or urgency and regressed off the same things that we did well the week before," Farmington coach Rob Carpentier said. "We couldn't get the tying goal even though we were much better in the final 20 minutes."

Carpentier said the effort and intensity he's looking for were there in Thursday's game against Shakopee, but youth and inexperience led to some additional miscues in another 2-1 setback.

"These girls just aren't used to making adjustments on the fly and as a result they are making the same mistakes after being coached how not to that they made before the coaching," he said. "In this case it was not winning balls in the air and we let two goals in off corner kicks."

Naomi Wood cut into a 2-0 Shakopee lead with her first varsity goal late in the second half.

Sydney Eckert started in goal and stopped eight Sabers shots.

The Tigers' schedule doesn't get any easier this week. They traveled to No. 7 (Class 1A) Holy Angels on Tuesday and are home again tonight against No. 7 (Class 2A) Eagan.

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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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