17 May 2012

Girls Lacrosse: Tigers assured of winning season

Adrienne Jolicoeur 13 goals in 2 games (photo by Jim Lindquist)

After winning 3 of 23 games over their first two seasons, the Tigers have assured themselves of a winning record in 2012.

That assurance came in a convincing 15-4 win over Rochester Mayo Tuesday night at the Regional Sports Center in Rochester.

The win upped Farmington's season record to 7-4 with one regular season game remaining. Post-season play begins next week.

"This team has the ability to turn it on just before game time and really get into the zone more than any other I have ever coached," coach Dan Pickens said. "None of us want this year to be done and we are hoping to extend it in the playoffs for as long as we can."

The Tigers put their final road game of the season to bed early, scoring 11 first half goals on the way to an eight-goal lead at intermission.

Adrienne Jolicoeur continued her red-hot scoring streak, netting six goals, and running her two-game total to 13.

"She, along with a couple of other girls, have really stepped up," Pickens said. "They seem to have a new motivation late in the year."

Jolicoeur had plenty of offensive help with Haley Bradshaw netting three goals and Jess Erchul and Lindsay Benson two apiece. Ally Midboe and Betsy Anderson also scored for the winners. Benson's goals were her first as a varsity player.

Haley Bradshaw 3 goals, 2 assists (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Michaela Tonsager had three assists, Bradshaw and Midboe two apiece and Jolicoeur and Brittany Olson one each.

Maddie Kohlbeck had another quality night in goal, stopping nine of the 13 shots she faced.

The Tigers close out their regular season Thursday night with a home game against Holy Angels and then await the announcement of the seeding results for next week's section tournament.