29 August 2012

Boys Soccer: Tigers corner South 3-1

Jared Wolt (No. 14) and friends celebrate the third Tiger goal (photos by Jim Lindquist)
Farmington (1-2) broke its scoring drought and posted its first win of the season, a 3-1 victory over Lakeville South Tuesday night at Tiger Stadium.

The regular offense still didn't produce a goal but three scores off Blake Smith corner kicks in the opening half proved more than enough to get the job done.

All three goals came on headers within a 10-minute span early in the half, two by Jared Wolt and one by Tyler Petter-McCauley who also had an assist on the first score.

Tiger keeper Sam Peterson in a cat fight with two Cougars
"This was a very physical match on both sides," Tiger coach Julian Buss said. "Coming off two games where we were unable to finish, it was great to see the way the boys attacked the net. Blake had outstanding placement on his corner kicks.

"We spent a great deal of time in practice working on getting shots off and following up with headers. You won't see many games where three corners are converted to goals in one half."
South scored 14 minutes into the second half to close out the scoring.

Keeper Sam Peterson went the distance in net, posting his first varsity win with four saves in each half.

Buss said he is still looking for more offense out of his forwards and that will be a focus in the weeks and games ahead.

"Like most teams, we send two boys at forward but so far we have had seven of our 14 field players get minutes at the position," he said. "As a coach I like to keep changing up the spot. It keeps the opposing defense on their toes because each player brings a little different style of play."

The Tigers try to make it two in a row when they take on section rival Rochester John Marshall Thursday night at Tiger Stadium.

All three Farmington goals came off corner kicks by Blake Smith (photo by Jim Lindquist)