|Rachael Welzin moves the ball up-field (photo by Jim Lindquist)|
"It''s not the outcome we wanted, but the girls played well," Tiger coach Dan Pickens said. "The positive we will take from this game is that Lakeville pointed out a few things that we
need to work on as a team in practice. It was nice to have a game like this so early in the
Farmington led the Cougars 4-3 at the halftime break and matched the play of their future South Suburban Conference opponent until the closing seconds. South beat the Tigers twice last season by scores of 17-7 and 12-6.
Ashley Steffes and Shelby Klotz had two goals apiece to pace the Farmington offensive attack. Rachael Welzin, Kamryn Corraro and Ali Saby also scored in the losing effort.
Corraro, Amanda Davenport, Becky Genzler and Kelly Kornmann each added assists.
South finished the night with a slim 21-20 edge in shots on goal with Tiger goalkeeper Maddie Kohlbeck turning in another solid performance with 13 saves.
"We have a game Monday night and then we have a few days of practice to work on neutral zone control and to make some adjustments in our defensive zone play," Pickens said.
"I am optimistic that our younger girls will start to gain experience as we get deeper into the season. The future looks very bright for this team."
Monday the Tigers travel to Hastings for a non-conference game with the Raiders.