Senior Amber Trostad scored Crookston's lone goal, her fourth of the season.

The Pirate girls' hockey team lost 8-1 Thursday to Roseau at Crookston Sports Center. The Rams scored four goals in the first period and never looked back.

"I thought we played better against Roseau this time around," said Pirate head coach Jeff Perreault. "We contested and blocked more shots and overall played our systems better. Their foot speed and ability to finish was a bit too much for us. They have a nice team!"

Crookston lost 9-1 in Roseau on Dec. 6.

Tianna Gunderson recorded a hat trick for Roseau, while Sarina Goos scored two goals.

Senior Amber Trostad scored Crookston's lone goal, her fourth of the season, with 13:52 left in the second period, cutting the deficit to 5-1 at the time.

Senior goalie Erica Allrich posted 42 saves. Roseau's Jenna Baumgartner had seven saves in goal.

Crookston drops to 5-8-1 on the season. The Pirates do not play at home again until Jan. 23. They face Park Rapids Friday in a key Section 8A matchup, and travel to Warroad Tuesday, Jan. 7 in another big section game.

"Park Rapids is a huge game with home ice playoff implications," coach Perreault said. "If we work as hard as we have been the three games I think the Pirates can take care of business. The x-factor is Park Rapid's goalie; she has the ability to steal games for her team. We need to get pucks and traffic to her early and sustain offensive zone pressure like we did last time against them."