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Girls soccer: Hastings beat Sibley, 3-1

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Girls soccer: Hastings beat Sibley, 3-1
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With the score tied 1-1 at the half at Saturday's game against Henry Sibley, the Hastings girls soccer team honored longtime HYAA soccer organizer Jim Collins.


Collins said a few words to the team before they took to the field for the second half.

Whatever he said must have worked.

Hastings came out, scored two more goals and ended up beating Sibley, 3-1.

"I don't know if (his speech) was what fired them up, but we can give him the credit," Hastings coach Joanne Teigland said.

The win was Hastings' second of the season. They are now 2-9.

Jenna Sorenson scored the first goal of the game, and the Raiders took a 1-0 lead. Sibley countered with a score of its own before the end of the first half.

In the second half, Jackie Sorenson scored for Hastings. She was moved from sweeper to center midfield, and the moved worked.

"She has always played defense for us," Teigland said. "It was fun to see her up there. She had some spark."

She scored on a long shot from 25 to 30 yards out.

"She just launched it up over the goalie's head," Teigland said.

The third goal was scored on a great play. There was a cross from the left side of the field by Jackie Sorenson. Laura Gorski picked up the ball and fired it on net to score. Jenna Sorenson and Ashley Darst were also in on the play at the front of the net.

"It was a good game," Teigland said. "Sibley is a very similar team to us. The game could have gone either way. We definitely outplayed them. The last 25 minutes of the second half, we just had a lot of flow to the game. We were moving the ball well."

Teigland made another move that appeared to work well. McKensie Hollar was moved back into the role of sweeper.

"She did a great job directing traffic back there," Teigland said. "It was great to see."

Vs Park

Hastings lost to Park last week, 2-1.

Jenna Sorenson scored the lone Hastings goal just seconds into the game.

"It was pure work," Teigland said. "That's all it was. She just pressured the ball. I don't think they expected that from us.

"Jenna just worked so hard. Park tried to pass it backwards to get something going. She got the ball and had a long shot, outside the 18-yard box on the right-hand side. It was a great shot."

Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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