Girls Hockey | Farmington 2, John Marshall/Lourdes 0
The Rochester John Marshall/Lourdes girls hockey team had a chance to make its case for the No. 4 seed in the upcoming Section One, Class AA playoffs on Friday night.
The Rockets hosted Farmington, which also was looking to make a statement before Sunday's section seeding meeting.
JM/Lourdes came out flat, though, and the Tigers earned a 2-0 non-conference win.
"It was a disappointing way to end the season," JM/Lourdes coach Bob Montrose said. "I think we certainly could have played a lot better. We just weren't handling the puck very well for whatever reason. It should have been much different."
Still, the Rockets finished the regular season with a 17-8 overall record.
"On an up note, that's more wins than we've had for any team I've coached before," Montrose said. "We had a good season, and we're optimistic that we can get it in gear before the playoffs."
Montrose said there's still a chance the Rockets will be the No. 4 seed and host a first-round playoff game Wednesday. Friday's loss didn't help their chances, though.
After Lakeville North, Lakeville South and Dodge County, the section is wide open with JM/Lourdes, Century, Owatonna and Farmington all quite even.
"Us losing definitely left a lot of possibilities open," Montrose said.
Erin Meyers suffered the loss in goal for JM/Lourdes. She finished with 19 saves on 21 shots. Both teams put 21 shots on goal.
Farmington netminder Molly Singewald earned the shutout. Rachel Peroutky scored both Tigers tallies.
Farmington 2, JM/Lourdes 0
Second period —Farmington, Rachel Peroutky (Tyler Words), 2:58; Farmington, Peroutky (Haley Doll), 15:43.
Shots on goal —JML 4-9-8—21, Farmington 5-9-7—21. Penalties — JML 1 for 2 minutes; Farmington 2 for 4 minutes. Goalies —JML, Erin Meyers 19 saves on 21 shots; Farmington, Molly Singewald 21 saves on 21 shots.