Girls Soccer: Win streak reaches threeThe Tigers improved to 6-4 with wins over Park, Red Wing and Mayo
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
It was a workmanlike week for the Farmington girls soccer team.
After upsetting Park 1-0 last Monday, the Tigers won a pair of games they were supposed to win, rallying for a 2-1 win at Red Wing Thursday and shutting out Rochester Mayo 3-0 in Rochester on Saturday.
“We were in control throughout. Nothing fancy,” Farmington coach Rob Carpentier said after his team improved to 6-4 in Rochester.
The Tigers led just 1-0 at halftime thanks to Hannah Miller, who scored her first varsity goal on a pass from Rachel Beck. It didn’t take long for that lead to double as Destiny Schmitz scored early in the second half off a feed from Miller to make it 2-0.
Ashley Kimmell capped the scoring with her team-leading eighth-goal of the season.
Goaltender Sydney Eckert had to stop just three Spartan shots to pick up the shutout.
The Tigers picked up their first Missota Conference victory Thursday night at Red Wing.
Both scores came in the second half, with the first coming from Miranda Larson on a pass from Alex Frost to tie the score at 1-1 with 22 minutes remaining. The score stayed knotted up until Kelly Kornmann found the net (assist to Miller) with three minutes left.
The Tigers had to rally despite a commanding 33-3 advantage in shots on goal. Ashley Becker stopped all three shots to get the win in goal.
“The girls played great, to be honest. We just couldn’t finish,” Carpentier said.
The Tigers resume their conference slate tonight with a matchup against Shakopee at Tiger Stadium.