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Roseville too much for Hastings

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Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

Thursday, Sept. 8, was definitely a day to forget for the Hastings boys soccer team. The team's bus had a small fire that prompted the team to pull off to the side of the road on the way to Roseville.

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The end result was that Hastings was late to the game, and only had a few minutes to warm up. Roseville took advantage, scoring just one minute into the game. Hastings ended up losing, 7-1.

"We were completely unprepared," Hastings coach Shane Lanning said. "We just were not ready to play. I'm not taking anything away from Roseville - they had a couple really good guys, a couple really good forwards. We just had a lot of distractions."

The Hastings goal was scored by Grant Simons. Lucas Bunting took a free-kick and lofted it into the box. Lanning was pleased to see Simons get credit for a goal.

"He's really coming around," Lanning said. "He's one of our best players right now."

Ian Johnson played in goal for Hastings.

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