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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."

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