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Girls soccer: Raiders drop season opener to Eagles, 3-2

The first game of the season ended as a loss in the record books for the Hastings High School girls soccer team, but that doesn't mean HHS coach Joanne Teigland was disappointed.

Rather, she was upbeat and happy about how her team played in its 3-2 loss to Apple Valley.

"It was awesome," she said. "We just played really well. We came out really strong. It was a great first game."

Hastings fell behind 1-0 in the first half, but rallied to take a 2-1 lead into halftime.

The Eagles scored two second-half goals to get the win.

"We were just tired, I think," Teigland said. "The things we need to work on are fixable, and they're pretty easy fixes."

Hastings' Sarah Rich injured her right knee during the first half and missed the second half of action.

"We're hoping for good news (on the knee)," Teigland said. "She's one of our main players."

Jenna Sorenson scored the first Hastings goal. Laura Gorski scored the second.

"It was a fun game," Teigland said. "The energy was there. The girls were focused."

Chad Richardson

Chad Richardson is the news director for RiverTown Multimedia. He was the publisher of four RiverTown publications until 2016, when he was named news director. He was previously general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He worked at the Hastings 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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