04 September 2013

Girls Soccer: Bench helps Tigers blank Century

Kelly Kornmann scored both Tiger goals (photo by Jim Lindquist)
The Tigers used two second half goals and some quality bench play to down Rochester Century 2-0 Tuesday evening in Rochester.

The victory was the second straight for Farmington who raised its season mark to 3-1-1.

"We were scoreless but had possession most of the first half," Tiger coach Tracie Randall said. "We played well, worked together making some good passes and connecting with each other.

"We are working on getting more movement and relying on key players off the bench to come in and rest some of our starters due to various injuries. I am proud of the girls who came off the bench and put up a good fight, played smart and changed up the pace a bit."

Kelly Kornmann scored both of the second half goals for the winners with Kelli Elmer recording an assist.

Dani Wright started her second straight game in goal, filling in for the injured Ashley Becker, and logged her first varsity shutout with five saves.

Randall also singled out the solid play off the bench from Kaitlyn LaCroix, Emma Hall, Emily Johnson, Nicole Doran and Kenya Macias. 

"They came off the bench with some bite," she said, "and they all proved why it is important to have two strong lines to choose from. The girls really wanted a win and weren't going home without one."

The Tigers will try to extend their win streak to three games Saturday when the travel to Owatonna for a non-conference contest.