13 May 2013

Girls Lacrosse: Another slow start

Rachael Welzin 4 goals, assist (photo by J. Lindquist)
Another slow start cost the Tigers in last Thursday's 10-8 loss to Chaska/Chanhassen at Tiger Stadium.

The visitors built a 6-3 halftime lead before Farmington came roaring back in the second to take a 7-6 lead only to see the Stormhawks score four of the last five goals to pull out the win.

"We will have to address the slow starts we have had in most of our games this year," coach Dan Pickens said. "We know we have it in us to play like we do in the second half of game, but just have a tough time gaining any momentum at the beginning of games."

Rachael Welzin and Brooke Genzler accounted for seven of the eight Tiger goals with four and three scores respectively. Shelby Klotz also scored for Farmington.

Welzin added an assist for the Tigers who fell for the sixth time in eight games this season.

Goaltender Maddie Kohlbeck picked up 12 saves in 22 shots as the visitors outshot the home team by a 22-19 margin.

"With five games remaining in the season and just five practices until sections, we have to take it to the next level," Pickens said. "We have a young team, but they are competitors."

Next up for the Tigers is a Tuesday road game at Rochester John Marshall followed by a Thursday home clash with Owatonna. The girls close the regular season next week with three more contests.