Girls lacrosse: Tigers play Chaska even in the second half of 11-7 setbackPutting together two strong halves of play continued to be an issue for the Farmington girls lacrosse team Monday night.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
Putting together two strong halves of play continued to be an issue for the Farmington girls lacrosse team Monday night.
In the Tigers’ season opener at Lakeville South, they forced overtime after falling behind 7-4 in the first half. Against Rochester John Marshall last week, they hung within a goal in the first half before being outscored 7-1 after the break. Monday night’s Missota Conference road game at Chaska played out more like the season opener as the Tigers fell behind 9-5 by halftime before playing to a 2-2 draw in the second half of an 11-7 setback in Chaska.
“It was another strange game for us. Chaska took our defense apart in the first half. We really couldn’t get anything going,” Farmington coach Dan Pickens said. “With some defensive adjustment we made at halftime, we were able to only allow them to score two goals. We are very athletic, but we are still learning how to play the game.”
Ally Midboe helped keep the Tigers in the game with three goals. Haley Bradshaw and Brooke Genzler scored two goals apiece. Brooke Raske and Shelby Klotz each had assists.
Maddie Kohlbeck started in goal and stopped 11 of 20 shots before leaving with an MCL injury late in the first half. Kaitlyn Lacroix stepped in and stopped five of seven Chaska/Chanhassen shots in the second half.
The Tigers make their Tiger Stadium debut tonight when they host Holy Angels. They will be back at home Monday against Rochester Century for a make-up game that was originally scheduled for April 26.
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After two straight rain-outs, the Tigers finally got back on the field for the first time in 10 days last Thursday in Rochester. The weather still managed to have an impact, however, as heavy rain moved the game indoors to the Rochester Regional Sports Center.
Rochester John Marshall led just 4-3 at the break, but outscored the Tigers 7-1 in the second half of an 11-3 victory.
“Rochester made the right adjustments and used their team better than we did,” Pickens said. “We got outplayed in the second half. They caught us off guard tonight and that won’t happen again. We were too worried about if we were going to play, where we were going to play and we weren’t focused enough on the game itself.”
Tia Jacoby scored two goals to lead the Tigers. Bradshaw and Midboe added one goal apiece and Klotz had an assist.
Kohlbeck stopped nine John Marshall shots.