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HHS boys' lacrosse beats Woodbury, falls to Eagan in playoffs

Seniors Jake Foster (30) and Blaine Wasvick (3), and junior goalie Jayden Axelrod defend the goal against Eagan. Photo by Sarah Wasvick1 / 2
Senior Tucker Houska (18) goes on the attack during Hastings' win against Woodbury. Photo by Sarah Wasvick2 / 2

The Hastings boys' lacrosse team beat Woodbury 14-7 in the first round of section playoffs May 31 before they lost 20-6 to top-seeded Eagan on June 2. The Raiders finished the season with an 8-7 record overall after tieing for third in the Metro East Conference with a 3-3 conference record.

Hastings and Woodbury started their game off slowly with the score tied at one after the first quarter. Junior midfielder Eli Schaffer scored the Raiders' lone goal in the first, assisted by fellow junior Noah Bzoskie.

The Raiders jumped on the Royals in the second period, outscoring them 4-2 and taking a 5-3 lead, which they never relinquished. Hastings got three goals from senior attacker Tucker Houska and one from junior midfielder Jack Arvidson.

Hastings kept after it in the third, again outscoring Woodbury and extending their lead. The Raiders scored five more goals in the quarter, including two from Bzoskie, one more from Houska and two from sophomore midfielder Corbin Leflay. They led 10-4 at the end of the third.

Woodbury started to make a small comeback in the fourth quarter by scoring three straight goals, but Hastings countered with four of their own. Bzoskie scored two more goals, while the Raiders got a goal apiece from senior attacker Evon Childs and junior attacker Erik Iverson. Hastings won 14-7.

Two days later Hastings ran into top-seeded Eagan. They fell 20-6 to end their season.

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a sports reporter and general assignment reporter at the Hastings Star Gazette. He is a journalism graduate of Drake University.

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