A fast start gave way to a disappointing finish for the Farmington girls lacrosse team in Monday night's season-opening contest at Lakeville North.
The Tigers took an early lead with three goals in the first six minutes, but were outscored 9-0 the rest of the first half in an eventual 16-5 setback to the Panthers.
"I didn't really have any expectations going into this game. We need to find our identity yet," Farmington coach Dan Pickens said. "We started well, unfortunately they kept ball control the rest of the half after that and took advantage of our defense. We weren't able to keep up with all of their cutters and girls were getting open. We did a good job taking advantage of the opportunities that we had, but we just could keep ball control."
Freshman Shelby Klotz led the Tigers with two goals. Adrienne Jolicoeur, Haley Bradshaw and Betsy Anderson each added goals.
Bradshaw, Haley Doll and Ally Midboe each supplied assists.
Maddie Kohlbeck returned to the goal after missing most of last season due to injury. She stopped 12 of Lakeville North's 28 shots.
The Tigers (0-1)?resume their schedule Monday when they host Lakeville South at Tiger Stadium. Opening face-off is set for 6:30.