15 May 2014

Boys Lacrosse: Second period letdown costly

Chris Fitzgibbons 2 goals (photo by J. Lindquist)
For three of four periods the Tigers outscored No. 10-ranked Holy Angels 6-3 but a big six-goal second period by the Stars proved the difference in a 9-6 Missota Conference loss Thursday night in Richfield.

"We had many uncharacteristic mental defensive breakdowns in the second period and found ourselves down 8-1 at half," Tiger coach Paul Sorensen said.

"We made some adjustments, turned up the heat, and played like we know we can the second half.  I was proud of how we handled adversity. We showed a lot of character coming back the way we did, no quit. Definitely something to build on as we head toward the section."

Farmington (7-3) outscored the Stars 5-1 over the final two periods.

Nick Hinnenkamp scored two goals and assisted on a third to pace the Tiger offense. Chris Fitzgibbons also notched a pair of goals for the visitors. Corey Rudrud added a goal and an assist and Mitch Hilton chipped in with a goal.

Jake Herrera picked up a pair of assists for the Tigers while Michael Thompson and Mitch Grengs each recorded one. 

Goalkeeper Kyle Kratz had a busy night, facing 27 shots and registering 18 saves.

Next up on the schedule for the Tigers is a non-conference match-up with Hastings Wednesday (May 21) at Tiger Field.