01 December 2013

Girls Hockey: Lightning hits Tigers early

Megan Stivers scored both Tiger goals against Eastview (photo by Jim Lindquist)
The Tigers bid to extend their win streak to two games ended early in a 7-2 loss to Eastview Friday night at Schmitz-Maki Arena.

The visiting Lightning struck for two goals in a dominant first period that saw the Apple Valley school hold Farmington (1-4) without a shot on goal.

Eastview stretched its lead to a commanding 6-0 in the second period before Megan Stivers got the home team on the board with a goal on assists from Michaela Tonsgare and Maddi Oines.

Stivers, who scored the game-winning goal in the Tigers' 1-0 win over Northfield on Tuesday, lit the lamp again in the third period for her third goal in the last six periods.

The Farmington offense managed just nine shots on net in the non-conference contest while the Lightning rang up 29.

Maddie Bowe patrolled the Tiger goal and finished with 22 saves.

This week the Tigers will be looking to improve their fortunes with a two-game set against Section 1AA competition. Tuesday they entertain Rochester Mayo at Schmitz-Maki; Thursday they head to Rochester to take on Century.