Dan Pickens would like to see a few things go in his team’s favor in the final minutes of contests.
After a pair of tough losses last week, it appears Farmington’s girls lacrosse team is close to turning the corner, but Pickens thinks a change at the end needs to be made before losses turn into victories.
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.
Farmington’s girls lacrosse team couldn’t turn its first halftime lead into its third win of the season Thursday night against Prior Lake.
The Tigers surged to a 3-2 lead by the break courtesy of three goals by team scoring leader Ally Midboe, but were shut out in the second half of a 7-3 setback to the Lakers at Tiger Stadium.
Farmington’s inaugural lacrosse season has been filled with firsts. Two more noteworthy firsts were achieved last week when the Tiger girls picked up their first home victory, as well as their first win over a Missota Conference opponent, with a 9-8 rally past Holy Angels Thursday at Tiger Stadium.
Farmington’s girls lacrosse team suffered some lopsided losses during its first two weeks of varsity play in late April. But head coach Dan Pickens remained confident his players would learn from the setbacks and improve as the season wore on.
It shouldn’t have been a surprise that Farmington’s girls lacrosse team was a bit overmatched in its first two games as a Minnesota State High School League sanctioned sport last week.
Going up against teams from Apple Valley and Park of Cottage Grove that played lacrosse at the varsity level last season, the Tigers lost a pair of road games by scores of 15-2 and 17-4.
Farmington’s first new sanctioned sport in nine years will make its debut next Thursday afternoon when the girls lacrosse team hosts Shakopee for a scrimmage at Tiger Stadium. The boys team will play its first game the next day against Apple Valley.
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