14 May 2012

Girls Lacrosse: Win streak ends in OT loss

Adrienne Jolicoeur 7 goals, 1 assist (photo by Jim Lindquist)

It took overtime to do it but Park of Cottage Grove finally put the brakes on Farmington's school-record, five-game winning streak with a 15-13 win Friday night in Cottage Grove.

The loss left the Tigers with a season mark of 6-4 with three of the losses coming by a combined total of four goals. Two of the defeats have been in overtime.

The game was a close as the final score indicated with the teams jockeying back and forth the entire night. The score was deadlocked at 7-7 at halftime and 13-13 at the end of regulation.

The loss spoiled a career individual effort by senior Adrienne Jolicoeur who racked up seven goals and added an assist for an eight-point night. Another senior, Ally Midboe, also had a huge game with four goals and two assists for six points.

Ally Midboe 4 goals, 2 assists (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Leading scorer Haley Bradshaw, who scored eight goals the previous night against Rochester John Marshall, was held scoreless by a suffocating Park defense

"They shadowed her all game with one of their good players and did a great job not allowing her to get the ball," coach Dan Pickens said.

"We didn't spend much time designing plays to get her the ball because I knew we had other girls that could score and take charge. Jolicoeur and Midboe stepped up."

Rachel Welzin and Betsy Anderson netted the other Tiger scores; Michaela Tonsager added an assist.

Tiger goalkeeper Maddie Kohlbeck was kept busy, stopping 14 of the 29 Wolfpack shots on goal.

"It was wet and slippery the second half and overtime," Pickens said. "They got the edge by winning key draws and keeping possession...We played a great game and the girls should be proud of themselves.

The Tigers close out their regular season this week with a road game Tuesday at Rochester Mayo and a home contest Thursday night against Holy Angels.