A pair of closely-contested losses kept the Farmington girls lacrosse team winless last week.
The Tigers couldn’t muster the offense to rally in a 7-5 loss to Rochester Century Friday night at Tiger Stadium. A day later the team put together a furious three-goal rally late to tie the score against Burnsville only to have the Blaze secure the victory with a goal in the final 30 seconds.
Farmington coach Dan Pickens wanted his girls lacrosse team to focus on fundamentals in Monday night’s season opener: Fielding ground balls, winning draws, reducing turnovers and playing solid defense.
But Mother Nature made it hard for both the Tigers and Prior Lake to focus on much besides the conditions.
The Farmington girls lacrosse team has a lot going for it, including an experienced goalie, a solid group of returning midfielders and a talented crop of newcomers that helped the JV team go undefeated last season.
Farmington was just a possession or two from being able to run out the clock last week against third-seeded Bloomington Jefferson, but the Tigers couldn't win the faceoffs they needed and Jefferson escaped with the win.
One more year of experience has made all the difference for the Farmington girls lacrosse team.
Last May 23, the Tigers wrapped up a 1-11 season with a 20-8 loss to Bloomington Jefferson in the first round of the section tournament.
It took Park of Cottage Grove overtime to put an end to Farmington’s program-record five-game winning streak Friday night.
The game was close throughout, with neither team separating itself by more than two goals over the course of the game. It was 7-7 at the end of the first half and 13-13 at the end of regulation before the Wolfpack scored a pair of unanswered goals to get away with a 15-13 victory at Park High School.
For the first time in its three-year history, the Farmington girls lacrosse team has a winning record.
The Tigers matched their season high with 16 goals and extended their winning streak to three games with a 16-14 victory over Missota Conference rival Holy Angels Monday night in Richfield.
The Farmington girls lacrosse team hoped its string of bad luck had ended with a 12-10 victory over Lakeville South last Monday.
Before that, the Tigers had lost every close game in the program’s short history, including four decided by a single goal last season.
The Farmington girls lacrosse team finally had a close game go its way Monday night.
The Tigers, who lost four games by a single goal last season, one of them to Lakeville South in double overtime, exacted some revenge and evened their record at 1-1 by rallying for a 12-10 victory over the Cougars at Tiger Stadium.
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