11 January 2014

Girls Hockey: Tigers win Border Battle

Ellie Moser 2 goals (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Farmington downed Hudson, Wisconsin 5-2 Friday night at Schmitz-Maki Arena for its fifth victory in its last seven starts.

With the win, the Tigers, who got off to a miserable 2-8-1 start, raised their season record to 7-10-1.

"This was a nice bounce-back win after a disappointing loss earlier in the week," Tiger coach Jon Holmes said.

"We had a couple breakdowns where we either got a little greedy offensively and gave up an odd-man rush or we didn't quite button down and play our defensive zone the way we take pride in, but all in all, it was a good catapult into a three-game week next week."

Ellie Moser and Maddi Oines, the team's two leading scorers with 12 points apiece, played major roles in the Border Battle win. Each scoring a goal in the opening period to stake the Tigers to a 2-1 lead.

Oines and Brooke Raske had assists on Michaela Tonsager's second period power play goal that helped the home team to a 3-2 lead heading into the final 17 minutes of play.

Moser upped the lead to 4-2 with her second score of the night at 15:50 of the third stanza and Shelby Klotz rounded out the scoring with an insurance goal in the final minute of regulation..

Moser's scores were her ninth and 10th of the season to go with two assists. Oines has seven goals and five assists.

The winners continued their recent trend of creating scoring opportunities and finished the contest with a dominant 41-13 advantage in shots on goal.

Maddi Oines goal, assist (photo by Jim Lindquist)
The Tigers also did a good job of staying out of the penalty box as they were called for just two minors worth four minutes of down time.

Farmington goalie Molly Singewald picked up her seventh win of the season with a 13-save effort.

Next week the Tigers return to the ice with a busy three-game schedule: Tuesday versus Chaska/Chanhassen at Chaska and Thursday and Friday at home versus Simley and Shakopee.