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Girls soccer: Tigers blank John Marshall

Sophomore forward Destiny Schmitz heads the ball up field during last Tuesday's 1-1 tie against ninth-ranked Lakeville South.

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.

The team scored an early goal in its home opener against ninth-ranked (Class 2A) Lakeville South last Tuesday, but eventually had to settle for a 1-1 tie at Tiger Stadium.

"We played to win in the first half of that one, but not to lose in the second half," Farmington coach Rob Carpentier said.

Naomi Wood scored the team's lone goal on a pass from Alex Frost, who dribbled the ball deep into the box after receiving a long inbounds throw from Izzie Ferm.

Goalkeeper Ashley Becker stopped nine of 10 Lakeville South shots to preserve the tie.

The Tigers traveled to Rochester Thursday and registered their first shutout of the season as they downed the Rockets, 2-0.

Kelly Kornmann scored the team's first goal on a pass from Kelli Elmer, who was in her first game back after missing time with an injury. Frost added a goal of her own, with the assist going to Megan Graham. The Tigers ended up with a 25-5 edge in shots on goal.

"We had a solid, if unspectacular first half, but played very well in the second," Carpentier said. "We also got Kelli Elmer back from injury and the impact is already noticeable."

The Tigers hosted winless, goalless Rochester Century for a section game on Tuesday and are back on the road tonight for their Missota Conference opener at league-favorite Chanhassen. The team travels to third-ranked (Class 2A) Lakeville North on Saturday.