21 May 2013

Girls Lacrosse: Tigers tame Irish 17-8

Kylee Glen scored 1st Tiger goal
After starting the season 1-5, Farmington is building some momentum for the post-season.

Monday night at Rosemount the Tigers scored a season-high 17 goals in a 17-8 victory over the Irish, their fourth win in the last five outings.

"We certainly came out of our shell in this game," Farmington coach Dan Pickens said. "Rosemount is not a bad team. We just played that well."

The Tigers jumped to a quick 3-0 lead and led by a comfortable 10-6 margin at the halftime break.

"Everyone played well," Pickens said. "We just played again as a team, moved the ball to the open girl and finished when we had the opportunities."

Pickens had special words of praise for defender Kylee Glen who scored in the game's opening minute to get her team off to a fast start.

"Kylee had her best game of the year and held their best player, the fifth leading scorer in the state, to just one goal,"  he said.

Ashley Steffes 2 goals (photo by Jim Lindquist)
The high-scoring duo of Rahael Welzin and Shelby Klotz continued to light up the scoreboard for Farmington. Each finished the night with four goals and two assists.

The Welzin-Klotz combo had plenty of help, however.  Brooke Genzler netted three goals and Ashley Steffes two.  Lindsay Benson, Jessica Herrera, Michaela Tonsaager and Glenn also scored for the winners. Benson added an assist.

"We spread the scoring out this game with eight different players getting a goal," Pickens said "It was truly a team effort.

Maddie Kohlbeck continued to do a good job defending the Farmington net, stopping 12 of 20 shots.

The Tigers entertain Rochester Mayo Tuesday in the last home game of the regular season and travel to  Hill-Murray Thursday to close the books on the 2013 campaign. Section play begins next Tuesday.