31 August 2011

Girls Soccer: Valley blanks Tigers 2-0

Keeper Sydney Eckert
12 saves vs Apple Valley

Farmington (2-2) fell 2-0 to Apple Valley of the South Suburban Conference Tuesday night, Aug. 30, in a non-conference game at Apple Valley.
The Eagles led 1-0 at intermission and then added an insurance score with 25 minutes to play in regulation to run their early season record to 1-2.
"The best word for our first half play would be 'skittish'," coach Rob Carpentier said "After Valley scored its second goal, we played much better. We are a young team and experiencing some growing pains."
Valley edged the Tigers in shots 22-17 but Carpentier said his team did not want for scoring opportunities.
"We missed some great chances in the second half," he said.
"One of the bright spots for the visitors in the losing effort was the net play of junior goalkeeper Sydney Eckert.
"She stopped 12 shots and had some of the best keeping I've seen in a long time," Carpentier said. "She absolutely kept us in the game when we weren't firing on all cylinders."
The Tigers continue non-conference play Thursday with a home contest against Section 1 rival Rochester John Marshall.