27 November 2013

Girls Hockey: Tiger net first ""W"

Megan Stivers scored the game-winner (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Farmington opened its final season in the Missota Conference with a 1-0 nail-biter of a win over Northfield (1-3) Tuesday night at Schmitz-Maki Arena.

The victory was the first of the young season for the Tigers who had been outscored by a combined 15-7 in their first three outings.

Megan Stivers scored five minutes into the opening period on assists from Michaela Tonsager and Maddi Oines. The defense and sophomore goaltender Molly Singewald did the rest.

"The girls really started where they left off in the third period against Irondale," Tiger coach Jon Holmes said.  "We played three solid periods."

The stifling Tiger defense limited the Raiders to just 20 shots for the night and Singewald stopped them all for her second career shutout.

"Our defensive corps and forwards kept the majority of their shots from outside the blue line as dump-ins or from outside the immediate slot area.

"Molly also played well, taking all the awkward situations head-on and never giving us the feeling of being nervous. She held steadfast on the rare occasions when they (Northfield) got a shot from in close."

The girls won't have much time to reflect on their first win as they get back on the ice the day after Thanksgiving when they entertain Eastview at Schmitz-Maki Arena. Game time is 7:00.

Molly Singewald 20 saves and 2nd career shutout (photo by Jim Lindquist)