03 June 2013

Girls Lacrosse: Tigers give South a battle

Defender Kylee Glen
When the Tigers squared off with Lakeville South during the regular season the unbeaten Cougars (12-0) rolled to an easy 17-7 win.

South won the rematch 12-6 last Friday in the Section 1 semifinals but according to Tiger coach Dan Pickens his team gave the top-seeded Cougars a battle.

"It was a good game, much closer than the final score showed," Pickens said. "The girls came to play. We stuck to our game plan and executed very well. Overall we gave it a good fight and I am proud of our effort and execution."

The first half was a back-and-forth affair until the Cougars scored three late goals to take an 8-5 halftime edge.

The score was still 9-6 with five minutes to play when South put together another 3-0 closing run.

Rachael Welzin 3 goals (photo by J. Lindquist)
One of the reasons for the closer game was the defensive effort of Kylee Glen who drew the tough assignment of shadowing Cougar standout Abby Ness. Ness cored three goals and had 12 assists in the first game, but Glen held her to just one goal and no assists the second time around.

Rachael Welzin netted three goals for the Tigers' offense. Lindsay Benson had two and Delaney Johnson one in the final game of the 2013 season.

Maddie Kohlbeck had a solid night in net with 14 saves on 26 South shots on goal.

"Maddie had a great game," Pickens said.

The Tigers finished the season with an 8-7 record, including a six-game winning streak heading into the section semifinals.