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Boys lacrosse: Second-quarter struggles put Tigers in a hole

Farmington managed to avoid slow starts in its final two games of the regular season. Unfortunately for the injury-riddled Tigers, they weren't able to hang with Rochester Mayo and Holy Angels after playing both teams to scoreless first quarters last week.

The Spartans used a seven-goal second quarter to pull away for a 14-1 win last Wednesday in Rochester, then Holy Angels scored six goals in the second quarter of a 10-2 victory in the final game of the regular season Thursday at Tiger Stadium.

"We have done much better matching or exceeding energy to start games, but unfortunately still find ourselves in man down situations too often," Farmington coach Paul Sorensen said. "We seem to have a new debilitating injury each game, forcing us to try multiple scenarios both offensively and defensively. We've seen some bright spots with some of the younger guys filling in."

Against Holy Angels, sophomore Brenden Berg netted his first career goal and junior Mitch Collier scored his team-leading 11th goal. Collier supplied the team's lone goal against Rochester Mayo.

Junior Charlie Weierke went the distance in goal in both games and finished with 42 saves on 66 shots.

The Tigers took a 1-11 record and a seven-game losing streak into their section tournament opener Wednesday night against Eagan in Burnsville.