Girls lacrosse: Tigers get season's first winThe Farmington girls lacrosse team was motivated to win — and to stay warm — Monday night. Eight players scored and the Tigers netted their first win of the season, 14-6 over Rochester Century at Tiger Stadium.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
The Farmington girls lacrosse team was motivated to win — and to stay warm — Monday night.
Eight players scored and the Tigers netted their first win of the season, 14-6 over Rochester Century at Tiger Stadium.
“Even though it felt like Nov. 2 rather than May 2, we came out to win. The girls knew the only way to stay warm was to run as fast as they could and they did,” Farmington coach Dan Pickens said. “The girls deserve to win a game after their hard work and how much they have improved this season.”
The Tigers (1-4) got a season-high four goals from Haley Bradshaw and three more from Ally Midboe. Adrienne Jolicoeur, Lindsay Benson, Jessica Erchul, Tia Jacoby, Brooke Genzler and Becky Genzler also got in the scoring column.
Jolicoeur and Midboe also assisted on three goals, while Erchul and Shelby Klotz provided two assists apiece.
“We got some great scoring out of our leaders this game, which is what we will need consistently if we want to win some more games,” Pickens said.
Farmington, which led 8-3 by halftime, split goaltending duties between Kaitlyn Lacroix and Rachael Welzin. The duo allowed six goals for a Tigers team that had been allowing an average of 11.5 goals per game.
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The Tigers attacked Holy Angels with a barrage of 33 shots, but could connect on just six in last Thursday’s home opener at Tiger Stadium.
“We played a very aggressive game and had ball possession about 75 percent of the game.... We hit a lot of posts and crossbars, including four in the second half,” Pickens said. “Our girls wanted it, but the cards just didn’t fall in our favor. We did everything right except score and unfortunately that is the most important statistic.”
Jolicoeur paced the offense with a goal and two assists. Midboe, Bradshaw, Jacoby, Welzin and Klotz each added single goals.
The Tigers hosted Owatonna Tuesday and wrap up their four-game homestand with a matchup against Chaska-Chanhassen tonight at Tiger Stadium. Chaska-Chanhassen won the first meeting between the teams 11-7 on April 25.