22 May 2013

Girls Lacrosse: Streaking Tigers win 4th straight

Rathminee Hach 1st career goal (photo by J. Lindquist)
Things couldn't have turned out much better for Senior Night at Tiger Field.

First and foremost, the streaking Tigers made it four in a row with a 16-2 pounding of section rival Rochester Mayo. In doing so, nine different players  scored goals, three them for the first time in their varsity careers.

And for a little icing on the victory cake, one of those players, Rathminee Hach, the team's only senior, netted her first career goal.

"Another great team effort on a very special senior night," coach Dan Pickens said.  "We moved and possessed the ball the best we have in four years.  

"We seemed to have reached a level where we have confidence in our ability and trust each other all over the field.  I am very proud of how far these girls have come."

The contest was decided early as the Tigers roared to an 8-1 halftime lead. Despite going deep into the bench in the second half, the Farmington goals kept coming.

"We have started to turn into the team that we used to watch in awe two years ago," Pickens said. "They moved the ball around us with ease."     

Shelby Klotz 4 goals, 2 assists (photo by J. Lindquist)
Shelby Klotz (4 goals, 2 assists) and Rachael Welzin (3 goals, 3 assists) continued to pace the increasingly potent Farmington offense. 

Ashley Steffes scored three times and Brooke Genzler, Shaye Jenrich, Delaney Johnson Jessica Herrera, Kaitlyn LaCroiz and Hach each scored once. For Jenrich,  Lacroix and Hach it was their first career score. 

Genzler added three assists, Michaela Tonsager two and Kaeli Halverson one for the winners who recorded a season-high 11 in the contest.

Maddie Kohlbeck patrolled the Tiger net in the first half and recorded five saves. Scootie Donnelly took over in the second half and stopped three of the four shots she faced.

The Tigers will look to make it five a row Thursday when they travel to Maplewood to take on Hill-Murray in the regular season finale.  Section 1 play begins next week.

Rachael Welzin 3 goals, 3 assists (photo by J. Lindquist)