The Hastings Raiders boys' and girls' soccer teams just have matchups with Mahtomedi left to finish up disappointing regular seasons. Both teams host the Zephyrs tonight (Thursday) at Todd Field/McNamara Stadium as their final matches before sections.
The Raider boys are coming off a 7-3 loss at St. Thomas Academy to the Cadets on Tuesday. Heading into Thursday, they are 3-10-1 and 2-4-1 in the Metro East Conference, which is good for sixth in a tie with Tartan out of nine teams.
They will most likely be either the No. 7/8 seed as they are in a virtual tie with Burnsville according to QRF. If Hastings is the No. 7, they would most likely face Apple Valley and if No. 8, Eagan, on Tuesday, Oct. 12.
The Hastings girls lost a close match at home to Burnsville on Saturday. It was tied 1-1 in the first half with the Blaze edging out the Raiders. Bella Meier and Cianna Bernard scored for Hastings, assisted by Megan Brown and Ella Thorkelson.
Then on Tuesday, the girls traveled to Visitation and lost 6-2 after being tied 2-2, but they gave up four goals in the second half. Meier had both goals for Hastings and Kate Hiller an assist.
The Raider girls sit at 3-10-2 and 2-2-2 in MEC play for a tie-for-fourth with South St. Paul. They will most likely be the No. 8 seed in the Section 3AAA playoffs and face the Rosemount Irish who are No. 3 in Class AAA on October 12.