The Farmington boys soccer team never lost when it scored a goal this season.
The Tigers finished the regular season 8-7-1 and were shut out in all seven of their losses, including two last week that ended hopes of a first-ever Missota Conference championship and left them third in the eight-team league for the second straight year.
A pair of 1-0 finals last week boosted the Farmington boys soccer team’s hopes for a Missota Conference championship and lowered its chances at home-field advantage in the upcoming Section 1AA playoffs.
The Farmington boys soccer team kept pace with the leaders in the Missota Conference with a pair of league victories last week.
The Tigers pulled away for a 3-1 win over Red Wing on their home field last Tuesday, and then overcame a slew of missed opportunities to hang on for a 1-0 shutout last Thursday at New Prague.
Rochester Mayo came out shooting in a possible section tournament preview Saturday in Rochester.
The Spartans sent the ball toward the Farmington net early and often and improved to 6-2 with a 4-0 shutout of the Tigers.
Two quick goals put Farmington in a hole it couldn’t dig out of in Saturday’s non-conference matchup in Burnsville.
The Blaze played well with the lead and tacked on another goal in the final 10 minutes as they extended their winning streak to four games with a 3-0 shutout.
It became clear last week why Farmington boys soccer coach Julian Buss wasn’t overly concerned about his team’s 0-2 start to the season.
The Tigers seemed to have no trouble bouncing back from a pair of shutout losses as they scored a pair of 3-1 victories over Lakeville South and Rochester John Marshall at Tiger Stadium.
The most successful season in program history came to abrupt end last Thursday night in Northfield.
Fourth-seeded Northfield led 4-0 by the end of the first half and advanced past fifth-seeded Farmington with a 5-1 victory in the Section 1AA Tournament. The Raiders went on to upset No. 1-seed Lakeville North 1-0 on Saturday to advance to a section final against Rochester Mayo.
Seniors accounted for eight of the team’s goals as Farmington achieved the highest Missota Conference finish in program history with a 10-0 shutout of New Prague on Senior Night last Thursday at Tiger Stadium.
The Tigers finished the regular season 8-6-2 overall, including 4-2-1 in the league. Holy Angels won the conference with a perfect 7-0 mark and Northfield placed second, one-half game ahead of Farmington.
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