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Girls soccer: Tigers clinch program's first winning season

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Girls soccer: Tigers clinch program's first winning season
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The Farmington girls soccer team set the program's record for victories in a season and assured itself of finishing with its first winning season with two wins and a tie last week.

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Following last Monday's quality win over Lakeville South, the Tigers bounced New Prague, 6-0, on the road on Tuesday. They closed out the week with their first tie of the season, a 0-0 two-overtime deadlock against Prior Lake at Tiger Stadium. Only the play of the Lakers' goalkeeper kept the Tigers off the board in a game where they held a 22-9 advantage in shots on goal.

"Best performance by a keeper in a girls game I've seen in several years," Farmington coach Rob Carpentier said. "We should have won about 2-or 3-0."

As it stands, the Tigers are 8-3-1 overall and 2-2-1 in the Missota Conference. They have been far and away the best offensive team in the league, averaging 3.5 goals per game.

The Missota schedule resumed on Tuesday with a road trip south to take on rival Northfield. The Tigers play on the road again tonight at 5 p.m. when they take on Shakopee. The regular season will come to a conclusion the week after that as the Tigers wrap up their four-game road trip with games at Red Wing and Prior Lake.

Farmington 6, New Prague 0

The Tigers posted a commanding 29-3 advantage in shots on goal last Tuesday as they cruised by New Prague via shutout for the second time this season, 6-0 at New Prague.

Senior Katrina Waltz set the pace in the offensive display with a hat trick. Single goals were knocked in by Devyn Alberts, Ashley Kimmell and Heather McClain, who found the net for the first time in her career.

Freshman Leah Zak got into the game and handed out two assists and Alberts, Kimmell and Shelby Calhoun each added assists.

"It was nice to see the girls just take care of business as if it were after the big game against South on Monday," Carpentier said. "A very workmanlike performance."

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