28 August 2013

Boys Soccer: Tigers find net, win column

Jared Wolt 2 goals vs. Lakeville South
After back-to-back games with 180 straight minutes without scoring the Tigers found their stride Tuesday at Lakeville South, blanking the Cougars 3-0.

The victory evened Farmington's early season record at 1-1-1.

The starting time for the non-conference contest was pushed back an hour to 8:00 due to the extreme heat but the winners played as if ideal conditions existed.

"Communication, attitude and effort were our strengths tonight," Tiger coach Julian Buss said. "The entire roster is giving its full effort. After only two-and-a-half weeks of playing together, this is a real accomplishment."

Jared Wolt scored back-to-back goals in a 3:15 span midway through the first half to give the visitors a 2-0 lead at intermission.

"I would say Jared had his breakout game," Buss said. "Thirteen shots with six on goal. He had his eye on the net tonight." Blake Smith assisted on both of Wolt's scores.

Matt Dubois put a cherry on the victory sundae with an unassisted goal 10 minutes into the second period on a laser shot from 25 yards out.

Sophomore goaltender Jake Agnew recorded only five saves in the contest thanks largely to a solid defensive effort led by Dubois, Hunter Meyers and Eric Stoeckman.

Agnew lowered his impressive goals-against average to 0.33 with his second shutout in three outings.

"All of the athletes have been seeing gains," Buss said, "which is what I am looking for. Practice is a great time for situational work, but to really progress, the gains have to be realized on the competitive field."

The Tigers are hoping for a break in the heat wave by Thursday when they entertain Section 1AA rival Rochester John Marshall at Tiger Stadium.