Hastings Raiders mid-week sports wrap-up
Raider boys' hockey had an offensive explosion the last two games after being shut out by Park 5-0 in their season and home opener. Hastings traveled to Dodge County last Saturday, Dec. 1, when they won 10-0, including five first-period goals, and seven different Raiders scored. Senior Nolan Conzemius scored two goals (one short-handed) assisted by fellow seniors Kyle Jones and Isaac Flynn, as well as junior Leo Otto (in the first and third, both even strength) and junior Keenan LaFerriere with both in the first (assisted by Otto, junior Terry Kuhn and senior Logan Boogren). Also scoring were junior Chase Freiermuth in the first period assisted by junior Jack Klimek and sophomore Jonathon Peine, senior Ryan Duerkop in the second with help from Flynn, Kuhn unassisted in the second and sophomore Jager Kendall unassisted in the third. All but one of Hastings' 10 goals were even-strength and they outshot Dodge County 31-15.
The Raiders followed up their rout of Dodge County with another blowout win over the Tartan Titans on Tuesday at Hastings Civic Arena. Sophomore Tyler McCarville pitched his second shutout in a row as Hastings outshot Tartan 34-18 and scored four second-period goals. Klimek put Hastings on the board midway through the first period when he scored on a power-play with help from Otto and senior Austin DeBoom. Scoring in the second were two straight goals by Boogren, one short-handed and the next on another power-play with help from Otto and Freiermuth. Jones scored on another power-play (assisted by Klimek) and Freiermuth finished the scoring in the second with a goal of his own with help from Peine. In the third period, Klimek scored his second goal of the game assisted by Peine and Flynn.
They host Henry Sibley at home tonight at 7:30 p.m.
Hastings girls' hockey won at Dodge County along with the boys on Saturday and then tied with North St.Paul/Tartan on Tuesday. The Raiders beat Dodge County 4-2 with two third-period goals after entering the period tied 2-2. Hastings struck first when sophomore Aryana Klaren scored assisted by sophomore Jaida Hanson. Dodge County tied the game at 1-1 before the second period. Junior Jailyn Munson scored unassisted in the second to put the Raiders up 2-1 before Dodge County tied it up once again. Senior Maddie Junker (assisted by fellow senior Sam Benson) and sophomore Kaitlin Petrich (assisted by eighth-grader Kiki Radant) scored the go-ahead and insurance goals in the third to give the Raiders the win.
On Tuesday at home Hastings tied North/Tartan 3-3 after overtime to stay at .500 (3-3-1). North/Tartan scored first but Benson tied the game near the end of the first period assisted by Junker. The Raiders took a 2-1 lead a couple minutes into the second period when Petrich scored short-handed but North/Tartan countered midway through the period to tie it at 2-2. Hastings retook the lead 3-2 before the end of the second on a goal from senior Libby Judge with help from fellow senior Syd Radke. However, North/Tartan scored in the third to tie the game for a third time and that's how it ended. The Raiders outshot their opponents 29-22 but were 0-for-5 on power plays. They host Mahtomedi at Hastings Civic Arena on Friday, Dec. 7.
The Raiders girls' basketball team continues its quest for their first win of the season after falling at Eagan on Tuesday night, the last of a four-game non-conference road trip. Hastings lost to the Wildcats 50-46. After trailing 25-18 at halftime, the Raiders made a comeback in the second half by outscoring the Eagan 28-25 but fell just short. Junior Mallory Brake led Hastings with 21 points while freshman Lilly Nuytten added 11. Sophomore Shea Levos had five points and senior Megan Mattson, eighth-grader Ashley Fritz and junior Emily Biscoe all contributed three points each. They return home on tonight against Minneapolis South.