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Lacrosse: Hastings boy's continue hot start; Hastings girls off to tough start

Junior defender Jack Olson brings the ball up against Park earlier in the season. Alec Hamilton / RiverTown Multimedia1 / 2
Senior Chloe Larimer avoids the Mahtomedi defense earlier this season. Photo courtesy of Beck Photography2 / 2

The Hastings boys’ lacrosse team is nearly halfway through its regular season and shows no signs of slowing down. The Raiders started the season off with three-straight wins over Park, Simley and Tartan. They lost at home in a tight game against Orono, but have won two-straight over Hill-Murray and North St. Paul since then.

Hastings’ offense has been on fire, scoring more than 10 goals in five of six games and have allowed just over five goals per game on average. The Raiders beat Tartan 19-4, fell to Orono 10-8, routed Hill-Murray 20-8 and blew out North St. Paul 20-1.

Seniors Jack Arvidson and Eli Schaffer lead the team with 15 goals each, though not far behind is fellow senior Noah Bzoskie with 13, and sophomore Alex Foster has 11. Schaffer has a significant lead in points with 31 thanks to his team-leading 16 assists. Bzoskie has 23 points and is the only other Raider with double-digit goals and assists. However, it’s a well-balanced Hastings offense with 13 different players who have scored goals and 15 with at least one point.

They hosted Northfield on Monday, May 7, and then go to TriMAC on Friday, May 11.

Hastings girls off to tough start

The Raider girls have not gotten off to the best start and are still searching for their first win. They have lost to Mahtomedi 19-0, St. Croix Prep 7-4, Hill-Murray 20-4, Grand Rapids/Greenway 9-5 and Duluth 8-1.

Hastings traveled to Northfield on Monday, May 7, and then hosted Rochester Century on Tuesday and host North St. Paul on Thursday.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story had the incorrect text.

Alec Hamilton

Alec Hamilton is a RiverTown Multimedia sports reporter covering Hastings, Farmington and Rosemount athletics. He graduated from Drake University with a journalism degree in 2014. 

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