29 August 2012

Girls Soccer: No pay for overtime work

Naomi Wood 2nd goal of the season (photo by Jim Lindquist)
For 65 minutes Thursday night Farmington (2-1-1) appeared on its way to a shutout win over a solid Lakeville South (2-0-1) team.

But a disputed goal and two overtime sessions later the teams left the artificial surface of Tiger stadium deadlocked at 1-1.

Farmington took the lead in the first half on Naomi Wood's second goal of the season off an assist from Alex Frost.

From the end line, Frost slotted the ball to the streaking Wood who re-directed it by the defenseless Cougar keeper for the lead.

A great run by Naomi and a great pass by Alex," Tiger coach Rob Carpentier said.

From there until the 15-minute mark of the second period the defenses dominated with quality scoring opportunities few and far between for both teams.

South tied the count 15 minutes into the second half after a scrum in front of the Tiger net that Carpentier questioned.

"I thought our keeper was interfered with," he said. "The official did a good job and gave me a reasonable explanation. That's all you can ask for as a coach....It was dis-jointed and shouldn't have happened but that's where we learn and we move on."

Alex Frost assist on Farmington goal (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Farmington finished with a 12 to 10 advantage in the shot department in the defensive-minded affair.

We had four good scoring chances and they had two," Carpentier said. "It was a very even game but we could have put it away in the first half."

The Tigers try to get back into the win column Thursday when they take on Section 1 rival Rochester John Marshall in Rochester.