01 September 2013

Girls Soccer: Tigers tame Rockets 4-2

Destiny Schmitz 2 goals, assist vs. John Marshall (photo by Jim Lindquist)
The Tigers kicked off their home season last Thursday night with a 4-2 non-conference win over Rochester John Marshall at Tiger Stadium.

The victory was the second straight for Farmington and raised its early season record to 2-1-1.

"The weather was steamy, but the Tigers came out ready to play," coach Tracie Randall said. "We had a lot of opportunities but took some shots with less power behind them....In the middle of the field, we played strong and gave the offense opportunities to score."

Shannon McKnight and Sarah Zak each found the net in the opening half and Destiny Schmitz put the game away with two goals in the second period.

Kelli Elmer switched positions, moving to middle attacker, and distributed the ball well, assisting on two of the goals. Schmitz and Megan Graham also recorded assists for the winners.

Kelli Elmer 2 assists (photo by Jim Lindquist)
The Tigers played the contest without the services of starting goalkeeper Ashley Becker who will be out of action for a couple of weeks with a shoulder injury

Sophomore Dani Wright stepped into fill the void and according to coach Randall did a commendable job.

"Dani stepped up and played nicely," Randall said. "There was miscommunication on the first goal which enabled JM to score fairly easily. The second goal was a tough one for even a more experienced goalie to stop."

The Tigers will take their two-game winning streak to Rochester Tuesday night where they take on Section 1 rival Rochester Century.

 NOTE: For free downloadable high resolution image files from this game visit Jim Lindquist's website at http://sidekick.smugmug.com