It’s already been a season of firsts for the Farmington girls soccer team.
The Tigers won a share of their first-ever Missota Conference championship. Then they hosted, and won, the program’s first-ever section tournament home game. Then, to advance to their first-ever state tournament, the Tigers had to be the first Class 2A team to defeat Lakeville North this season.
The final week of the regular season brought out a rollercoaster of emotions for the Farmington girls soccer team.
Last Tuesday the Tigers embraced and cheered as they walked off their home field with a 1-0 victory over seventh-ranked (Class 1A) Holy Angels that assured the team of a share of its first-ever Missota Conference crown.
Ball-control, defense and goalkeeping have all been strengths for the Farmington girls soccer team this season.
When the Tigers have struggled, it’s been because of their inability to capitalize on scoring opportunities. That was the case Saturday afternoon as a sub-.500 Rochester Mayo team came to Tiger Stadium and escaped 80 minutes of regulation and two overtimes with a scoreless tie.
The Farmington girls soccer team isn’t yet hitting on all cylinders, but that didn’t stop the Tigers from scoring a win and a tie against a ranked opponent as they continued their non-conference schedule last week.
A 13-4 disparity in fouls and a game-tying goal taken off the board had Farmington girls soccer coach Rob Carpentier more than a little frustrated after last Thursday’s 1-0 Section 1AA Tournament loss to Northfield.
The seventh-ranked teams in Class 1A and 2A, respectively, served as tough tests for the Farmington girls soccer team last week.
For the most part, the Tigers passed the tests with flying colors. They pulled off a 1-0 upset of Holy Angels last Tuesday in Richfield, and then played through 80 minutes of scoreless regulation before falling to Eagan 2-0 last Thursday at Tiger Stadium.
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