13 September 2011

Boys Soccer: Kennedy knocks Tigers from unbeaten ranks

Cole Landwehr
Scored 4th goal of the season
(photo by Jim Lindquist)

Farmington's six-game unbeaten streak came to a screeching halt in Bloomington Monday night, Sept. 12, in a 6-1 loss to Bloomington Kennedy.
The loss was the first of the season for the Tigers who entered the non-conference match with a 5-0-1 mark.
"I certainly don't want to take anything away from Kennedy," Tiger coach Julian Buss said. "They played a terrific game but we certainly handed them the win. They has us on our heels most of the game."
"Things such as communication, moving the ball and winning balls out of the air were lost on us today. Apparently we are still figuring ourselves out as a team...Today we put two bad halves together and we paid the price."
Kennedy built a 2-0 lead with a pair of scores in the game's first 15 minutes before Cole Landwehr netted his fourth goal of the season for the visitors to make it a manageable 2-1 at intermission.
But the Eagles set the tone for the remainder of the game with a goal off the second-half kickoff and never looked back.
Goalie Chad Stivers, who had allowed just one goal in his first six starts, surrendered a half dozen while picking up seven saves.
The Tigers travel to Red Wing on Thursday for a Missota Conference clash with the Wingers and then entertain Section 1AA rival Rochester Mayo Saturday morning (11:00 a.m.) at Tiger Stadium.