31 August 2012

Boys Soccer: Tigers tame JM 3-1

Tyler Petter McCauley 3 goals in the last 2 games (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Tyler Petter McCauley scored a pair of goals and Jared Wolt added another as Farmington won its second game in three days with a 3-1 non-conference triumph over Rochester John Marshall Thursday night at Tiger Stadium.

The victory evened the Tigers' season mark at 2-2 and left coach Julian Buss feeling good about his team's outlook for the remainder 2012 campaign.

"2-2 going into the Labor Day weekend," he said. "That's a good place to be."

Farmington tallied the only goal of the first half at the 26:19 mark when Leslie Adjei took the ball down the right side and richocheted a shot off the crossbar. Wolt headed the rebound off the sidebar before Petter McCauley blasted the rebound into the back of the net.

Midway through the second half Wolt's header off a pass from Blake Smith made it 2-1 and then after the Rockets cut the lead in half, Petter McCauley put the contest away with a score with five minutes left. Smith picked up his second assist of the night on the insurance score.

Isaac Toenjes went the distance in the the net for the Tigers, picking up his first varsity win while stopping 16 of 17 shots.

Wolt and Petter McCauley have now scored three goals apiece in the last two outings while Smith has piled up four assists.

Buss also liked what he saw in Toenjes' performance in goal.

"Credit the Rochester team for taking the shots and challenging him," he said.

Buss said with the Missota Conference schedule just around the corner he feels his team has put itself in a good position.

"Four games down against quality competition and we're 2-1 against Section 1AA teams," he said.

Farmington will look to make it three straight when they travel to Rochester Tuesday, Sept. 6, for a match-up with section rival Rochester Century.