28 August 2013

Girls Soccer: Heated battle ends in scoreless tie

All-state Isabelle Ferm (photo by Jim Lindquist)
With temperatures hovering around the 90 degree mark the Tigers battled Lakeville South to a 0-0 overtime tie Tuesday evening in Lakeville.

"The conditions were hot and the grass was long, so that really affected our speed," coach Tracie Randall said. "But we really played well. I was pleased with the outcome."

Randall said her team had its chances offensively with attackers Kelli Elmer and Kelly Kornmann each getting good looks at the net.

"Defensively, Izzie Ferm showed why she is one of the best in the state," Randall said. "She held the defensive line well and took charge on the counterattacks."

Randall also applauded the defensive efforts of Lia Kiage, Kayla Kucala and Nicole Doran and the midfield work of Sarah Zak, Kali Alard and Hannah Miller

"They didn't allow much space or movement by the Lakeville offense," she  said.

Keeper Ashley Becker kept the opposition off the board for the second time in thee starts. Becker has allowed just two goals this season.

The tie evened Farmington's season record at 1-1-1.

The Tigers return to the friendly confines of Tiger Stadium Thursday when they play host to Section1 rival Rochester John Marshall.