Soccer sweep

After opening the season with a win, both the Hastings High boys and girls soccer teams followed with a two-game losing streak.

Continuing to follow one another’s path, both teams snapped those streaks with a win Saturday.

The boys soccer team beat Lincoln Northeast 5-0, while the girls won 2-0.
HHS boys coach Mike Nanfito said his team got back in the win column by playing as a team.

“We talked about how we need to do a better job communicating with each other and challenge the first and second balls to give us an opportunity to win,” he said. “I think we came out today and did a much better job taking care of the things we can control. We created opportunities to score and defended well as a team. If we can do those things we can continue to have some success.”

In the girls game, neither team was able to find the back of the net in the opening period while Northeast controlled the ball most of the time.

But it didn’t take long for HHS to make some changes.

“At halftime, we talked about possessing the ball a little more in our attacking mids a little more. Once we started doing that, in the first 10 minutes we had our first goal,” said Hastings High girls head coach Chris Pedroza. “When it’s windy like this, you want to keep the ball on the ground and connect the pieces from there. We did that in the beginning of the second half.”

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