24 August 2012

Girls Soccer: Tigers race by Faribault 5-2

Destiny Schmitz goal, assist  (file photo by Jim Lindquist)
Farmington got goals from five different players and held Faribault without a shot for the first 50 minutes in its 5-2 season-opening victory over Faribault Thursday in Faribault.

The Tigers led 3-0 at halftime in a contest that saw the visitors amass a lopsided 32-3 shot advantage. Twenty-six of the shots were on goal.

"We still didn't finish well," coach Rob Carpentier said, "less than twenty percent return isn't great by any stretch.

"We had some first game jitters, and we were without starters Kali Allard and Kelli Elmer. We held a great deal of possession."

Destiny Schmitz, Hannah Miller, Izzie Ferm, Alex Frost and Emily Johnson registered the Farmington goals. Schmitz, Kenya Macias, Rachael Welzin, Megan Graham and Kaylie Sorensen each chipped in with assists

After building a 5-0 lead over the first 50 minutes, Carpentier went to his bench and the Falcons swooped in for two quick goals to make the final score look closer than the game was contested.

"They scored their goals when we had literally eight girls on the field seeing their first-ever varsity action," Carpentier said, "and it showed. They were nervous"
The Tigers don't have a lot of time to savor the win as Friday they take on Byron in the opening round of the four-team Prior Lake Invitational.