27 April 2014

Girls Lacrosse: Tigers rally to down Eastview

Rachael Welzin (No. 28) 4 goals vs. Eastview (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Host Eastview scored a pair of goals in the opening minute of Saturday afternoon's non-conference  game but Farmington managed to right the ship for an 11-6 win, its fourth in five games this season.

"The field conditions at Eastview weren’t the best with all of the rain we got in the last few days," Tiger coach Dan Pickens said. "That didn’t help the natural grass field. We had a tough time scooping
balls and keeping control which are things that we pride ourselves on.

"Again we played a solid defensive game and Maddie Kohlbeck returned to the goal with another great effort."

Senior co-captain Rachael Welzin had a big day for the winners, who led 8-2 at halftime, with four goals. Becky Genzler netted a pair of goals and added an assist and Amanda Davenport also scored twice for the winners. Shelby Klotz, Ashley Steffes and Brooke Raske each added a goal.

"We continue to have different players step up offensively which makes it difficult for teams to prepare for us," Pickens said.

Kohlbeck, who currently ranks second among the state's goalkeepers in save percentage, picked up nine saves to post her third win of the young season.

This week the Tigers have two home games on the docket, Monday versus section rival Rochester Century and Thursday against Chanhassen.