PREP GIRLS SOCCER: Crusaders fall to Hutchinson

MAYER – The Mayer Lutheran girls soccer team suffered another tough loss in the opening week of the season. An impressive goal early put the Crusaders down early as the Tigers got their offense rolling in a big way in their 4-0 victory over the Crusaders Tuesday night.

“It was a tough loss for us.,” Mayer Lutheran coach Keith Traska said. “They scored an amazing goal in the first minute of the game at a crazy angle from almost 23 yards out. It might have been the best in-person goal I’ve ever seen.”

After Hutchinson grabbed an early 1-0 lead, the Crusaders began to get back to their style of play. While they were unable to get the offense going themselves, several injuries throughout the game kept Mayer Lutheran shorthanded most of the way.

“After that, we settled down and played a great first half,” Traska said. “In the second half, we struggled after they scored their second goal. We had a couple of injuries during that game the had us playing girls in different positions than normal.”

Marsia Green led the way for the Crusaders in the loss. She had all four of the shots for Mayer Lutheran, two of which were on goal.

With the loss, Mayer Lutheran fell to 0-2 on the season. The Crusaders return to action Friday night against Waconia.

“We played hard, but we have some adjustments to make in order to be ready for Waconia on Friday,” Traska said. “The good news is that we play Hutchinson again on Tuesday and we will have Brynn Martin back for that game.”

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