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Girls soccer: Offense goes dormant during 0-2-1 stretch

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Girls soccer: Offense goes dormant during 0-2-1 stretch
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Apparently, the Farmington girls soccer team used up all its offense in the second half of last Monday's 4-3 come-from-behind win over Henry Sibley.


Since scoring four goals in the final 40 minutes of that game, the Tigers have netted just one goal in 250 minutes of play, leaving them with a pair of shutout losses last week and a 1-1 tie Monday at Shakopee.

"We are struggling to finish," coach Rob Carpentier said.

The Tigers had a 20-4 edge in shots on goal last Tuesday at home against Holy Angels, but the Stars used a penalty kick to sneak away with a 1-0 victory. Two days later, a 14-8 shot advantage wasn't enough in a 2-0 loss at Northfield.

The team finally got on the board in the second half Monday at Shakopee when nice passes from Tia Jacoby and Devyn Alberts led to a Kelli Harstad goal.

"We looked like we were going to score one or two more, but didn't have someone up front with enough experience to score yet at this level," said Carpentier, whose team had a 6-1 edge in shots on goal during a scoreless overtime.

The Tigers (7-6-1) have three more regular season games to try to get used to playing without Ashley Kimmell, who may be out for the season after suffering a hip injury against Holy Angels. The section tournament gets under way next Tuesday.

"Hopefully we are quick learners," Carpentier said.

The Tigers play at New Prague tonight and host Apple Valley in the regular season finale Saturday.

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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