18 September 2013

Girls Soccer: Tigers roll by Wingers 7-0

Destiny Schmitz 4 goals vs. Red Wing (photo by Jim Lindquist)
The Tigers turned a cool, rainy and windy night into a scoring clinic Tuesday with a breeze of a 7-0 Missota Conference victory at Red Wing. The win helped erase the meory of Monday's night's disappointing performance in a 5-0 loss at Eagan.

The split left Farmignton with a season record of of 5-2-3 and a perfect 2-0 mark against Missota Conference competition.

Destiny Schmitz scored three first-half goals and Sarah Zak added a fourth as the visitors roared to a 4-0 halftime lead against the winless Wingers. Hannah Miller had two assists in the opening half and Kelli Elmer and Kaitlyn LaCroix had one apiece.

"We came out to play and to make up for our shortcomings on Monday night," Farmington coach Tracie Randall said.

"Destiny (Schmitz) continued to show us why she is so important to our team's success. She is the kind of player that never quits and challenges herself each game. I have come to depend on her to keep the team afloat and help us out of bad situations."

Schmitz made it a four-goal night four minutes into the second half and Elmer and Shannon McKnight added scores late in the game to account for the final margin of victory. Kelly Kornmann and Emily Johnson each contributed second half assists.

Hannah Miller 2 first half assists (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Keeper Ashley Becker earned the shutout in her second outing since coming back from a shoulder injury.

"This was a feel good game and a game we much needed to win," Randall said. "The kids are getting sick, exhausted and mending their injuries but they dug deep to pull off the win."

The previous night in Eagan didn't go nearly as smoothly. The Wildcats scored four unanswered  goals in the first half of the one-sided contest.

"We didn't come to play," Randall said. "We were slow and weren't making connections. Our body language told the story...We had a halftime discussion about our lack of effort and that seemed to help. We played stronger in the second half and gave them (Eagan) more of a challenge."

Egan scored the only goal of the second half and raised its season record to 7-2-1.

Dani Wright and Becker shared the goalkeeping duties in the non-conference loss with Wright giving up one goal and Becker four.

Randall said midfielders Rachael Welzin and Emily Johnson and attacker Kelli Elmer all played well in defeat.

Thursday the Tigers return home to host New Prague in a Missota Conference game at Tiger Stadium.