Raiders girls soccer team scores 1-0 upset
Last Tuesday, the Hastings girls soccer team lost a game it probably shouldn't have lost. Hastings fell to Cretin-Derham Hall, 2-0.
Two nights later, Hastings turned the tables, upsetting a team they probably weren't supposed to beat. Hastings beat Mounds View, 1-0.
"After our loss to Cretin on Tuesday, we had a good talk," coach Joanne Teigland said. "I just talked to them, and told them we had five games left in our season before playoffs. I asked them what they wanted out of the season."
Apparently, the team wants to win more. They came out strong against Mounds View and didn't look back in a 1-0 win.
"They were unbelievable," Teigland said. "They just were focused and played hard."
Hastings scored the game's only goal with about 7:27 to play in the match. Hanna Norman scored on a free kick from about 30 yards out.
Torri Holm got the shutout in goal for Hastings.
"Torri made some fabulous saves again," Teigland said. "She had her confidence back, and we could tell."
Hastings is now 4-6 on the season.
Teigland praised the play of the entire team.
"Everyone played hard," she said. "It was really fun to see them play that way. They pulled it out. The girls worked so, so hard. They deserved it."
Teigland said Jenna Marier was among the players who had especially strong games.
"She was committed and working really hard, and beating them to the ball," Teigland said. "She played awesome out there. So did Mackenzie Robinson. She was stepping up and winning balls. It just made a huge difference to have those two in the middle."
Marissa Nolan and Maria Rother also had strong games.
"Marissa, she must have been knocked over 100 times," Teigland said. "She just kept popping up. Maria was playing as an outside midfielder against a strong Mounds View player. The other girl was like three feet taller than her. You had little Maria, and then this really tall girl. Maria took care of her. She had a really good game."