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Staying at .500

By Pat Rupp, 12/12/21, 8:45AM CST

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Staying at .500

by Pat Rupp

 

Farmington entered last week with a .500 record; 3-3 overall and 2-2 in the South Suburban Conference. That needle didn’t move at all after a split of league home games at Schmitz-Maki Arena.

 

Thursday the Tigers used a swarming defense and a quality outing by goalie Addison Moudry to score a 5-0 shutout win over Prior Lake.

 

Two days later, the goals were a lot harder to come by in a 2-1 loss to Eastview.

 

Farmington’s 3-3 conference record leaves the locals in sixth place in the 10-team South Suburban standings, one-half game behind fifth place Apple Valley (3-2).

 

Farmington 5 Prior Lake 0

 

The final score was indicative of Farmington’s dominance but the Tigers led just 1-0 heading into the third period with the only score an unassisted goal by Sam Moehle early in the second stanza.

 

“We had numerous scoring chances in the first two periods but we weren’t able to capitalize,” Farmington coach Jon Holmes said. “We were either missing the net or not getting enough stick on the puck to finish.”

 

The Tigers outshot the Lakers 25-8 over the first 34 minutes before exploding to convert four of 14 more opportunities in the third period.

 

Four different Tigers scored in the final period uprising: Ava Johnson (from Reegan Werner); Kenna Kadrlik (from Moehle and Madison Kadrlik); Moehle and Alexa Bricko. Kadrlik’s score was shorthanded; Bricko’s was the second of her varsity career.

 

“Our defensive zone kept most of the shots outside the dots,” Holmes said, “and Addison (Moudry) played well in goal.”

 

The Tigers finished the night with a one-sided 39-12 advantage in shots on goal.

 

Eastview 2 Farmington 1

 

Farmington led Eastview (4-4-1 overall and 4-2 in the conference) 1-0 after one period on a power goal by Madison Kadrlik (from Johnson and Kenna Kadrlik) but that was the only

time all night the Tigers were able to slip the puck by Lightning netminder Angie Lombardi.

 

Eastview badly outplayed its host in the second period but the Tigers still hit the second break tied at 1-1.

 

“We played ok in the first and third periods,” coach Holmes said, “but in the second we lost all momentum, our sense of positioning and urgency and our willingness to win battles to the puck.

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