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Lacrosse: Tiger boys get new start, girls aim to continue late-season surge

Neither the Farmington boys' or girls' lacrosse teams may be satisfied with their regular season records, but once section playoffs start all of that goes out the window. The girls have started to turn around their season as winners of two of their last four and three of their last six after a losing streak. Meanwhile, while the boys only managed one win during the regular season, they still managed to get the No. 5 seed in section 1 and will have the chance to test their mettle outside of the hyper-competitive South Suburban Conference.

Girls are one of the top seeds in section 1

The Tigers girls have started to play like their coaches said they are capable of and it's not a moment too late. Starting two weeks ago, Farmington has gone .500 over their last six games with wins over Eastview, Stillwater and Lakeville South. Their losses came to Apple Valley, Shakopee and Chanhassen. Fortunately, none of those losses were to teams in their section, while Lakeville South is.

Farmington received the No. 2 seed in section 1 and they faced No. 7-Rochester Mayo on Tuesday, May 29, at 7 p.m. in Farmington. Should they win, they would go on to play the winner of No. 3 Lakeville South and No. 6 Owatonna on Saturday, June 2, at 10 a.m., with the game taking place at whoever is the high seed.

Boys get a fresh start

The Farmington boys are a very young team and they certainly took their lumps in the South Suburban this year. While the Tigers have not won a game since they opened the season with a 6-5 win over Owatonna, they will take that experience into what may be a much less difficult section than the SSC.

Despite their regular season record, Farmington received the No. 5 seed in section 1 and will face No. 4 Rochester Century on Tuesday, May 29, in Rochester. Should they win, they would face the winner of No. 1 Lakeville North, who finished tied for second in the SSC, and No. 3 Rochester John Marshall on Saturday, June 2.

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a RiverTown Multimedia sports reporter covering Hastings, Farmington and Rosemount athletics. He graduated from Drake University with a journalism degree in 2014. 

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