29 January 2014

Girls Hockey: Coming up empty at New Prague

Molly Singewald finished with 21 saves (photo by Jim Lindquist)

The Tigers awoke from a two-period slumber to give New Prague a battle in the third but could never get the puck in the net in a 2-0 Missota Conference loss to the Trojans Tuesday night in New Prague.

"Two periods of very mediocre play put us down by a couple of goals," coach Jon Holmes said, "and we just couldn’t get ourselves back to playing the Farmington hockey we have been playing the past few weeks until it was too late."

The Trojans netted a goal in each of the first two periods to take a two-goal lead into the final 17 minutes of regulation.

Farmington had its chances in the third period, having one potential score waved off  and a couple of shots ricochet off the post.

"But it all happened in the third period," Holmes said, "We needed that spark right from the drop of the first puck. It was disappointing because we had a shot at clinching third place in the conference with a win."

Tiger goalie Molly Singewald helped keep her team within striking distance, finishing the night with 21 saves.

The loss dipped the Tigers a game below the .500 mark at 11-12-1 with one game to go on the regular season schedule, a Tuesday afternoon match-up with Holy Angels at Richfield Arena.

The Section 1AA playoffs kickoff the following week against an opponent and at a site to be determined by seeding.