A Hard-Fought Loss

Stingers Come Up Short in Sports Game

It was another tough loss for the Stingers sports team as they fell a lot to not a lot in this past weekend’s sports game against the cross-town rival Buzz Killers.

“We played hard and really gave it our all, but we just couldn’t come out with the W in the end,” said Stingers sports team captain Buzzy Bee. “They just wanted it more.”

The game was the Stingers’ season finale. With a win, the Maroon and Gold would’ve made the playoffs for the first time in four years.

“It’s definitely disappointing,” said Bee. “I think we really improved down the stretch, and really took our game to the next level these past few weeks.

“But at the end of the day, it is what it is.”

The Stingers started off slowly, falling behind by a little heading into halftime. But the team didn’t give up, coming back strong towards the middle of the game to tie it up.

It looked as though the game would need extra time to determine a winner, but with just minutes left in regulation the Stingers’ opponents scored to seal the victory.

Despite the loss, Stingers coach Queen Auf der Heif had only positive things to say about the team’s performance.

“I’m proud of this group,” she said. “We had to overcome a lot of adversity this season and unfortunately we just came up short of achieving our goals.”

With the game tied as time was winding down, the Stingers had a chance to complete the comeback when the Stingers’ Paul Ehn passed the circular object to star player Samantha Sting, but her shot bounced off the metal.

“That’s a shot I make 10 times out of 10,” said Sting after the game, visibly upset. “The bounces just didn’t go our way today and that’s how it goes sometimes.”

Moments after that missed shot the Buzz Killers scored the game-winning score.

It made for a heartbreaking finish to an up-and-down season for the Stingers, who started off a perfect 3-0 before injuries derailed the team throughout the rest of the year.

“You know, it’s not an excuse, but I’d be lying if I said it didn’t hurt our team,” said Auf der Heif. “When your best scorer is out for most of the season, you’re gonna have trouble competing.”

With the season behind them, the Stingers will now have to prepare for life without veterans Bee, Sting and Ehn, all of whom are graduating this year.

“It won’t be easy replacing them,” said Auf der Heif. “They were the heart and soul of this team.”

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