13 December 2013

Girls Hockey: A scoreless tie in Shakopee

Molly Singewald lowered her goals-against average to 1.36 (photo by Jim Lindquist)
For the second time this week the defense and goalkeeper Molly Singewald turned in stellar performances but lack of offense and too many penalties got in the way of a victory.

Farmington and Shakopee played 59 minutes of hockey Thursday night in Shakopee but neither side went home a winner after a 0-0 overtime tie.

"This (scoreless tie) was a first in my hockey career," Farmington coach Jon Holmes said. "Both teams had plenty of chances, but both goalies played really well too.

"We took fewer penalties tonight but still played short-handed six times and we need to keep that to four or less," Holmes said. "We really dominated the third period and overtime but we needed that spark in the first two periods to change the tide earlier."

Senior defender Scootie Donnelly (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Shakopee won the battle of shots on goal 27-20 with Singewald turning in another stellar effort in net. The Tiger sophomore gave up but one goal in two outings this week while lowering her season goals-against average to a minuscule 1.36.

"There was a point-blank, open net chance Shakopee had in the second period that Molly dove the entire length of the crease to glove," Holmes said. "Otherwise is was a tap-in goal."

Singewald turned all 27 shots she faced. The Tigers put 20 shots in the Sabers' goal.

Tuesday Farmington (2-6-1) will be looking to crank up the offense when they host once-beaten Red Wing at Schmitz-Maki Arena.