26 May 2012

Boys Lacrosse: Stellar season ends at Eastview

Trevor Howard 2 goals, 3 assists (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Farmington's best-ever season came to an end Friday night at Eastview when the Tigers dropped a 16-7 decision to the Lightning in the quarterfinals of the Section 3 tournament.

Farmington coach Paul Sorensen said he knew his team would be in for a challenge from the No. 1 seed in the section and the second-rated team in the state.

"We felt athletically we were right there," Sorensen said. "We had a few lapses and like good teams should do, Eastview took advantage of them.

"But I'm really proud of this team. We had a great season. The teams we've lost to were quality teams (57-29 combined record), and this game was much closer than the final score indicates....It was our first game on natural turf and we had some problems with ground balls."

Eastview built a 7-3 lead by intermission and put the game away with a nine-goal outburst in the second half.

Trevor Howard, Matt Ackerman and Corey Rudrud each scored a pair of goals for the Tigers and Brendon Berg, who set a state playoff scoring record with eight goals in the opening round win over Rochester John Marshall, had the other Farmington score.

Howard assisted on three goals to put together a five-point night.

After winning just one game over their first two years, the Tigers broke through in 2012, finishing with a solid 8-6 record.

Matt Ackerman 2 goals (photo by Jim Lindquist)

Corey Rudrud 2 goals (photo by Jim Lindquist)