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Girls soccer: Hastings falls to Woodbury, 5-0

On paper, it was a 5-0 loss to Woodbury. For the Hastings girls soccer team, though, the game was an encouraging one. The same can be said for Hastings coach Joanne Teigland.

"Woodbury is just that good," Teigland said of the state's No. 4 ranked team. "We competed. The score was 5-0, but the girls played hard right up until the end. They gave so much effort the entire game. I was just impressed.

"There was a minute left on the clock, we were down by five, and they were still challenging for every ball."

On the bus ride home from Woodbury, team members called an impromptu team meeting.

"They were all sitting around, and everybody got positive feedback from each other," Teigland said. "They did it on their own. That's just the kind of group we have this year. They're a great group of girls."

Vs Forest Lake

Hastings and Forest Lake played Friday, Sept. 17, and the game was tight all the way through. Hastings ended up losing, 2-1, when the Rangers scored with less than five minutes left on the clock.

The Hastings goal was scored by Jenna Sorenson, assisted by Nicole Hollar.

"It was a really nice goal," Teigland said. "It was awesome. Nicole just gave her a great ball through. The goalie came out too far, Jenna kept her composure, dribbled around and got in the net. It was a really nice goal."

Hastings has an 0-8 record on the season. Four of those losses were by one goal.

Upcoming

Hastings plays at 5 p.m. tonight (Thursday) against Cretin-Derham Hall at the Metrodome.

Hastings then plays host to Prior Lake at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 2.

The Raiders are home Oct. 5 against East Ridge, then travel to No. 9 ranked White Bear Lake on Oct. 7 to close out the regular season.

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