Turn and go.
That phrase has a lot of meaning for the Hastings High boys soccer team as of late.
It was that fast-paced, attacking style of play that helped the Tigers (3-2) rout Kearney Catholic 8-0 Thursday afternoon at the HHS soccer fields.
It also signifies that the team is focusing on moving on from a tough two-game stretch against Class A teams where it suffered a 4-2 loss to Lincoln North Star, and then a d 6-0 defeat to the hands of Class A No. 3 Grand Island in its last match Tuesday.
"(Grand Island) is just an elite team and they've got some elite players. We learned a lot of from them — we definitely used the game as a progress check of where we are at play wise," HHS head coach Mike Nanfito said. "We evaluated ourselves and we talked about what we needed to improve on. That's what we've been focusing on.
"Result-wise, it's nice to end the night with an 8-0 win."
HHS girls shut out Stars
The Hastings High girls soccer team entered Thursday's contest with Kearney Catholic having already scored 21 goals through four games, which included a 10-goal outburst in its last game with Grand Island.
But, those numbers didn't frighten Stars' sophomore goalkeeper Allie Prososki. The Class B No. 6 Tigers (5-0) earned a 3-0 win, but Prososki had quite a day.
She tallied 22 saves for the Stars (2-3) and stymied an attacking Tiger squad.