04 December 2013

Girls Hockey: Tigers blank Mayo 2-0

Halea Wright scored 1st Tiger goal (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Farmington (2-4) scored single goals in the second and third periods and sophomore goalie Molly Singewald recorded her second straight shutout in a 2-0 non-conference win over Section 1AA rival Rochester Mayo (1-4-1) Tuesday night at Schmitz-Maki Arena.

"We played two-and-a-half periods of really solid hockey," Tiger coach Jon Holmes said. "We had point blank shot after shot that would have been nice to capitalize on, but I am proud of the two we did.

"Our defensive play was very solid and our penalty kill was strong again. We have another tough section game coming up so this one is a nice one to build on."

Halea Wright broke a scoreless tie 6:38 into the second period to stake the Tigers to a lead and Maddi Oines (from Michaela Tonsgaer and Megan Stivers) added an insurance score early in the third to account for the Farmington scoring.

Molly Singewald recorded 2nd straight shutout (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Singewald, who gave up five goals in her first outing of the season, made it six periods in a row without giving up a goal with a 17-save performance.

"Molly has settled in nicely," Holmes said. "We can really see her maturity as a goaltender starting to evolve in her ability to come out and challenge shots and play the puck."

With the whitewash, Singewald lowered her season goals-against average to 1.67.

The Tigers outshot the Spartans 27-17 as the defense helped keep the Mayo offense on the perimeter.

Farmington will keep on its Section 1AA diet Thursday when they travel to Rochester to take on Century.