Girls lacrosse: Tigers solid at scrimmageNo score was kept, but Farmington girls lacrosse coach Dan Pickens liked what he saw from his team in its first scrimmage of the season Friday night at Tiger Stadium.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
No score was kept, but Farmington girls lacrosse coach Dan Pickens liked what he saw from his team in its first scrimmage of the season Friday night at Tiger Stadium.
The Tigers scored plenty of goals and played stride-for-stride with an Eastview team that won three games last season in the South Suburban Conference.
“I thought our girls looked good. Our scoring was very spread out. We got some scoring from the usuals and also from a bunch of newcomers,” he said. “I try not and put too much stock in the goals scored for and against in the early season scrimmages. I focus more on how the girls are reacting to situations, work ethic, and communication. I was impressed with all three of these things.”
Pickens singled out the team’s performance on the defensive end, which he said was very solid despite not spending much time working on it so far this spring. Maddie Kohlbeck played the first 30 minutes at goaltender before giving way to Kaitlyn Lacroix in the second half.
“We got some very good goaltending which is what you always need to start with,” Pickens said. “To help that I thought our defense was a wall for most of the scrimmage. We did a good job, considering we have only spent about 30 minutes all year on team defense.”
The Tigers open the season Monday night at Lakeville North, which had a record of 8-5 last season.
“I am very excited to see what we do when we get into an actual game,” Pickens said. “Look out, Lakeville North!”