Raiders fall to Blaze in section soccer tournament
The season came to an end on Tuesday night for the Hastings girls soccer team. The Raiders lost in the first round of the Section 3AA tournament to Burnsville, 7-0, to wrap up the season.
Hastings finished the season with a 2-15 record.
Burnsville was the No. 1 seeded team in the tournament. Hastings was the No. 8 seed.
Vs White Bear
Hastings lost to White Bear Lake on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 6-0.
“The match started OK for us as both sides worked possession,” coach Scott Meier said. “Our defensive position was improved and we were battling better. They got their first goal on a weird play and that got them going. White Bear stepped up their movement and played the ball quicker. “The second goal by White Bear was a broken play that Cortney McDonald made the first save on, but she got caught up with a few players and another player hit the rebound in.”
“Our play was still positive as we were able to spread the field and get a few opportunities. Our girls battled the entire match but goals eluded us.
“I thought our play was pretty good, but on a smaller field against a team that plays physical, we were not able to separate enough to improve the quality of our chances.”
Hastings lost to Cretin-Derham Hall on Thursday, Oct. 3, 5-2.
Cretin took a 1-0 lead, but Hastings soon tied it.
Sami Claussen scored the first Hastings goal.
“We fought back and Sami scored her first goal on a rebound, which had the girls really fired up,” Meier said.
Before the end of the first half, C-DH went up 2-1.
Cretin, though, pulled away in the second half with three goals.
Hastings, meanwhile, got another goal. This one was scored by Emma Kampa, who scored on a header. Lexi Stoker set her up on the play.
“It was a really nice goal,” Meier said. “We played hard and found the back of the net, and despite the result I was real happy with how our girls played.”