25 April 2014

Girls Lacrosse: Tigers win Missota opener

Shelby Klotz 6 goals, assist (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Shelby Klotz and Rachael Welzin combined for nine goals to lead the Tigers to a 12-5 win over Chaska in their Missota Conference opener played Friday night at Chaska.

The victory raised Farmington's season record to 3-1 and a perfect 1-0 in conference play.

"We were giving the ball away more than usual and had to knock the rust off after not playing for over a week due to the inclement weather," coach Dan Pickens said. "Once we settled down and played our game we were doubling the ball and out-running Chaska.

"We got another solid defensive effort led by Shaye Jenrich. Our goalie, Scootie Donnelly, also stepped up and made some big saves at key times."

The Tigers led 7-3 at intermission and extended it throughout the second half.

Klotz had a monster of a game with six goals and an assist while Welzin chimed in with three goals and two assists for a five-point night. Becky Genzler added two goals and an assist and Kamryn Corraro chipped in with a goal and an assist. Ashley Steffes and Kaeli Halverson each had assists for the winners.

Donnelly finished her first varsity start in goal with five saves.

The Tigers will try to make chalk up win No. 4 Saturday afternoon when they host Eastview at Tiger Stadium.