Girls lacrosse: Tigers rally to force OT in season-opening setbackFarmington scored with 5.7 seconds left to force overtime, then had time run out on a second rally in a season-opening 13-12 overtime loss at Lakeville South Monday night.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
Farmington scored with 5.7 seconds left to force overtime, then had time run out on a second rally in a season-opening 13-12 overtime loss at Lakeville South Monday night.
The Tigers trailed 7-4 at halftime, then outscored the Cougars by the same score in the second half to force the extra session. Captain Ally Midboe knotted the score at 11-11 with a goal on a pass from eighth-grader Shelby Klotz.
“We could have played all night and this would have been a one-goal game, we just ran out of time or we would have tied it up,” Farmington coach Dan Pickens said. “Our team really stuck together throughout the whole game. They never felt out of it and were able to battle back numerous times.”
Captain Adrienne Jolicoeur helped keep the Tigers in the game with a team-high four goals. Midboe and Haley Bradshaw each scored twice and Tia Jacoby, Brooke Raske, Brooke Genzler and Becky Genzler added single goals.
“I knew we were going to turn some heads this year if we could stick together as a team and we just turned our first in Lakeville South,” said Pickens, whose team won two games last season. “I know what these girls are capable of and that was just the beginning.”
Maddie Kohlbeck started in goal for Farmington and stopped 22 of 35 Lakeville South shots. The Tigers made 12 of 19 shots.
The Tigers (0-1) hit the road again tonight when they take on the Lakers in Prior Lake.