23 April 2014

Boys Lacrosse: Youth lead Tigers past Mayo

Nick Hinnenkamp scored four goals (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Freshman Nick Hinnenkamp and sophomore Tyler Jette combined for five goals and eight points to lead the Tigers to an 8-6 non-conference win over section rival Rochester Mayo Tuesday night at Tiger Stadium.

The victory was the second in three starts for Farmington who dropped an 8-5 decision to Park of Cottage Grove in its last outing.

"Hinnenkamp and Jette stepped up nicely and gave us a glimpse of our offensive future," Farmington coach Paul Sorensen said. "Our defensive unit played another strong team game, limiting their scoring chances, and we did a much better job of staying out of the box. When we are even up I like our chances against anybody."

Hinnenkamp scored four goals and Jette had a goal and three assists for the Tigers who scored two goals in each period and led 4-2 at the halftime break.

Mitch Hilton, Chris Fitzgibbons and Caleb Hakala had the other goals for the winners. Michael Thompson, Dan Block and Kevin Clifton each added an assist.

Thompson played a big part in the offense by controlling 60 percent of the face-offs.

"In this game, possession is the key to winning." Sorensen said.

Goaltender Kyle Kratz picked up his second win of the young season with a nine-save effort. The Tigers outshot the Spartans 17-15.

Farmingtonwill seek season win No. 3 Thursday when it opens the Missota Conference season at Chaska.

"We still need to shore up our ground balls in traffic and a few minor things in our offensive sets," Sorensen said,  "but I like where we are at this stage and I'm looking forward to starting the conference season."