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Raiders lose to Irish, 1-0

Jenna Sorenson battles with a Cretin-Derham Hall player for control of the ball during Tuesday night's game in Hastings. She is a senior. (Star Gazette photo by Chad Richardson)

The Hastings girls soccer team gave up a goal less than five minutes into Saturday's game against Rosemount. It turned out, unfortunately for the Raiders, to be the only goal of the game. Hastings lost, 1-0.

"It was a really even game," coach Joanne Teigland said. "We had our chances to come back. We had three really good chances. If we would have finished those, it's a different story."

Even though the Raiders lost, Teigland was encouraged by what she saw from her team.

"We have nothing to hang our heads about," she said. "The girls played hard. We hung in with them. If you were a fan at the game, it was a fun one to watch. It's unfortunate Rosemount got that first goal, but it is what it is."

Torri Holm played in goal for Hastings.

"She stopped a couple of breakaways - she came out really strong on them," Teigland said. "She made some really nice saves."

Hastings has a 3-5 record on the season, a mark Teigland is fine with.

"It would be better if we were 5-3, but it has been a great season. These girls, they don't hang their heads. If they get behind, they go back out and they play that much harder. We've come from behind in a lot of games. It's almost like being behind motivates them."


Hastings lost to White Bear Lake on Tuesday, 4-1.

"We always have problems with them," Teigland said. "We just couldn't sort it out defensively. It was just one of those games. Everyone was off. Their legs looked heavy."

The lone Hastings goal was scored by Kit Ruedy on a penalty kick.