15 April 2014

Boys Lacrosse: Tigers lose composure, game

Mitch Hilton scored two goals (photo by J. Lindquist)

Park of Cottage Grove downed the Tigers 8-5 Monday night at a chilly Tiger Stadium to even Farmington's early season record at 1-1. The contest was the first of the season for the Wolfpack.

The Tigers controlled the game early and led 4-1 before a rash of penalties completely changed the momentum of the game.

"We had 19 penalties for 20 minutes, or 42% of the game." Farmington coach Paul Sorensen said. "We had 9:30 in penalties in the fourth period alone...Composure, not talent will win the close games."

Kevin Clifton had a three-point night with a goal and two assists and Mitch Hilton scored twice for the Tigers who couldn't muster the offense it did in its season-opening 9-3 win over Lakeville South.

Alex Aubrecht and Tyler Jette also scored for the home team and Gunderson and Nick Hinnenkamp each chipped in with assists.

Tiger Goalie Kyle Kratz faced 19 shots on net, finishing the night with 11 saves. Michael Thompson won seven of 16 face-offs.

Thursday the Tigers open the first (and last) official Missota Conference season with a road game at Northfield.