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Girls hockey: Tigers are back on track

The Farmington girls hockey team didn’t let last Tuesday’s offensive struggles carry over into Friday night’s game against Hudson (Wis.).

After coming up empty on all 21 of their shots in a 1-0 loss at Northfield, the Tigers put 45 shots on Hudson’s goaltender and skated away with a 5-2 win at Schmitz-Maki Arena.Farmington’s McKenna Cavanaugh brings the puck up the ice during a recent game at Schmitz-Maki Arena. The Tigers defeated Hudson

The team has now won five of its last seven games and scored at least three goals in all five victories.

“It was nice to bounce back with a win after a disappointing loss earlier in the week. The girls played well on offense,” Farmington coach Jon Holmes said. “We had a couple breakdowns where we either got a little greedy offensively or gave up an odd man rush or when we didn't quite button down and play our defensive zone the way we take pride in, but all in all it was a good catapult into a three game week next week.”

Ellie Moser scored a pair of goals for the Tigers (7-10), upping her team-leading total to 10. Her first unassisted goal gave the Tigers a 2-1 lead after an opening period where they out-shot Hudson 19-4, and her second making it 4-2 late in the third period.

Madeline Oines got the scoring started with a goal 34 seconds into the first. Michaela Tonsager scored on the power play at the 3:27 mark of the second (assists to Brooke Raske and Oines) and Shelby Klotz capped the scoring with a goal in the final 20 seconds.

Tiger goaltender Molly Singewald stopped 11 Hudson shots. She had 13 saves in last Tuesday’s setback in Northfield.

The Tigers were on the road at 13-4-1 Chaska/Chanhassen Tuesday before beginning a three-game homestand tonight against Simley. The team hosts Shakopee tomorrow night and Owatonna on Tuesday.