The Hudson girls soccer team has experienced its share of growing pains this fall.

On Saturday, the youthful Explorers took a step forward.

Hudson improved to 5-6-2 in 2019 after earning a 2-0 victory over host Mentor Saturday. Lauren Pacsi gave the Explorers a 1-0 lead and Maddie Coates gave Hudson a crucial insurance goal in the second half.

Both teams took two corner kicks. The Explorers had a 9-2 advantage in shots on goal.