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Farmington lacrosse teams both win opening section games

Michael Donohue scored three of the Tigers' nine goals in their win over Rochester Mayo on Tuesday, May 28, in Farmington. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 2
Junior Jessica Paul was one of seven Tigers who scored in Farmington's blowout win over Mankato on Tuesday, May 28, at Tiger Stadium. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia2 / 2

The Farmington boys' and girls' lacrosse teams each hosted a home section playoffs game on Tuesday, May 28, at Tiger Stadium. The Tiger girls—who are the No. 3 seed—beat No. 6 Mankato 18-8 in the first game to advance to the section semifinals. Right after them, the No. 4-seeded Farmngton boys beat No. 5 Rochester Mayo 9-5 and will also play in the semifinals. The girls face No. 2 Lakeville South on Friday, May 31, in Lakeville South. Should they win, they would play the winner of No. 1 Lakeville North and No. 5 Rochester John Marshall on June 4. The boys also play on Friday, May 31, at No. 1 Lakeville North, with the winner going on to play either No. 2 Lakeville South or No. 3 Northfield.

Girls dominate Mankato

Heading into their first sections game, Farmington were winners of three straight to end the regular season.They ran away with the game early, scoring 11 first-half goals and they led 11-2 at halftime. The second half was much more even but the Tigers outscored their opponents 7-6 and came away with the 18-8 win.

Senior Josie Laube led all scorers with seven goals and an assist for eight points on 11 shots on goal. Freshman Karlie Bakker had four goals on 12 shots for the Tigers, fellow freshman Sam Moehle added three goals, freshman Abby Lund added two and junior Jessica Paul, freshman Abby Essler and senior Keisen Sabol all had one goal each.

Boys put away Rochester Mayo

The Farmington boys and Rochester Mayo Spartans were close the first half before the Tigers ran away with it in the second. Farmington led 1-0 after the first quarter with a goal from Dylan Modjeski. Michael Donohue scored to start the second quarter for the Tigers and they led 2-0. However, from there, Rochester Mayo scored three unanswered goals and they led 3-2 at halftime.

Farmington then scored four unanswered goals of their own in the third quarter to take a 6-3 lead, which they never relinquished. Donohue scored two more goals, along with two more from Luke Peterson and Zach Berg. In the fourth, Peterson, Dominic Kloeckl and Mitch McCalley all scored to put the Tigers up 9-3. From there, the Spartans score two goals near the end of the game and Farmington prevailed 9-5.

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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