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Farmington boys lacrosse: Tigers split with Huskies, Stars

The Farmington boys lacrosse team played one of its best games and its worst quarter of the season last week.

The Tigers (7-3) opened the week by putting together a great all-around team effort in a 12-5 home win over an Owatonna team that entered with a record of 5-1. They faced another talented opponent in 7-1 Holy Angels and spotted the Stars six unanswered goals in the second quarter of an eventual 9-6 loss at the Star Dome.

“We played well in all three phases of the game — offense, defense and transition (against Owatonna),” Farmington coach Paul Sorensen said. “We played the worst quarter of the year in the second quarter (against Holy Angels). Everything that possibly could go wrong did and we didn’t react well. Give everything to Holy Angels as they are a very good team, but our defense in particular just wasn’t in a groove that quarter and we didn’t find an answer.”

The Tigers rallied with five goals to Holy Angels’ one in the second half, but couldn’t come all the way back. Nick Hinnenkamp and Chris Fitzgibbons each scored two goals and Corey Rudrud and Mitch Hilton notched single goals.

Goaltender Kyle Kratz stopped 18 shots.

Rudrud set the pace against Owatonna with four goals. Hilton and Hinnenkamp each supplied two goals and two assists and Michael Thompson scored twice and won 10 of 14 face-offs.

Kratz stopped 15 of 20 Owatonna shots.