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Girls lacrosse: Tigers take out Chaska, Eastview

The Farmington girls lacrosse team didn’t panic after giving up two goals in the first minute of Saturday’s road game at Eastview.

Instead, the Tigers responded with eight unanswered goals and rolled to their third straight win, 11-6 over the Lightning in Apple Valley.

“It took a little bit for the girls to wake up on Saturday,” Farmington coach Dan Pickens said. “The field conditions at Eastview weren’t the best with all of the rain we got in the last few days. That didn’t help the natural grass field. We had a tough time scooping balls and keeping control which is something that we pride ourselves on.”

Once the Tigers got used to the conditions, and got control of the ball, they had little trouble putting it in the net. Senior Rachael Welzin notched a team-high four goals and Amanda Davenport and Becky Genzler added two apiece. Shelby Klotz, Ashley Steffes and Brooke Raske contributed single goals.

“We continue to have different players step up offensively, which makes it difficult for teams to prepare for us,” Pickens said.

Goaltender Maddie Kohlbeck stopped nine of Eastview’s 15 shots for her third win of the year.

Kohlbeck took a break from her post last Thursday, allowing backup Scootie Donnelly to notch her first career win in the Tigers’ 12-5 victory at Chaska.

Klotz paced the visitors with a season-high six goals. Welzin chipped in with a hat trick, Genzler scored twice and Kamryn Corraro added a goal. Welzin also assisted on a pair of goals.

“We were giving the ball away more than usual and had to knock the rust off after not playing for over a week due to inclement weather,” Pickens said. “Once we settled down and played our game, we were doubling the ball and out-running Chaska.”

The Tigers (4-1) hope to resume their schedule tonight at home against Chanhassen.