02 June 2014

Boys Lacrosse: South ousts Tigers in semifinals

Kevin Clifton scored four goals (photo by Jim Lindquist)
Farmington defeated Lakeville South 9-3 in the opening game of the 2014 season but the Cougars got their pay back, downing the Tigers 9-6 in the semifinals of the Section 1 tournament played Friday night at Tiger Stadium.

Farmington finished its most successful season in its five-year history with a final record of 11 wins and four losses.

The rematch with South was close throughout with the Tigers trailing by a goal at 7-6 heading into the final period, but coach Paul Sorensen's team couldn't produce a score over the final 12 minutes.

Senior Kevin Clifton finished his career on a high note in the losing effort, scoring four of the six Tiger goals. Nick Hinnenkamp and Dan Block netted the other Farmington scores.

Hinnenkamp, Jake Herrera, Mitch Hilton and Chris Fitzgibbons each added assists for the Tigers in the season finale.

"It all came down to playing all four quarters," assistant coach Isaiah Neal said. "We built ourselves a hole and spent the whole second half trying to pry ourselves out but it wasn't enough.

"It was a tough loss. Our seniors made this season unforgettable and they will truly be missed."

The contest was the final in a Tiger uniform for 10 seniors: Clifton, Fitzgibbons, Hilton, Block, Alex Aubrecht, Michael Thompson, Caleb Hakala, Nick Workman, Corey Rudrud and Alex Kelly.