OMAHA — The Class B No. 9 Hastings High girls soccer team had more than 24 hours to soak in its first-round upset of No. 2 Omaha Skutt Catholic before playing in Saturday's state semifinal with Gretna.
The No. 3 Dragons, though, only needed 49 seconds to bring the Tigers off their cloud.
Makenzie Burmeister scored on Gretna's first shot of the game, giving her team all the momentum en route to a 3-1 win at Creighton's Morrison Stadium.
"We gave up the goal right away and it cost us a lot. Mentally, it throws a team off to give up a goal early," said Hastings head coach Chris Pedroza. "Mentally, we weren't there in the first half."