17 May 2012

Boys Lacrosse: Tigers end regular season in style

Trevor Howard 6-point night (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Farmington punctuated the end of its first-ever winning regular season with an exclamation point in a 9-4 win over Rochester Mayo Tuesday night at Tiger Stadium.

The triumph boosted the Tigers final record to 7-5 and gave them some momentum heading into next week's section tournament.

"We played a more complete defensive game, middies and poles," coach Paul Sorensen said. "I'm proud of our overall team play this year. It's something we've emphasized from day one."

Farmington controlled the ball most of the game against the Spartans but led only 4-3 at the halftime break.

A third period score made it a two-goal contest before the winners erupted for four goals in the fourth to put the game away.

Brendon Berg 4 goals (photo by Jim Lindquist)
The attacking trio of Brendon Berg, Trevor Howard and Matt Ackerman did most of the offensive damage for the Tigers.

Berg scored four goals while Howard put together a six-point night with two goals and four assists. Ackerman scored two goals and assisted on two others.

The ninth goal, which Sorensen said was one of the highlights of the night, came from senior midfielder Marty Gliva.

"He has played hardly at all this year," Sorensen said, "but he is the heart and soul of our team."

The Tigers outshot the Spartans by more than a 3-1 margin (25 to 8). Tiger netminder Charlie Weierke had a quiet night with four saves.

Seeding for next week's section tournament will take place Saturday and Sorensen said he is hoping for a home game in the opening round.

"We will have to lobby along with 13 other teams, so who knows?," he said.