The Crookston Pirates played in their first game since August 29 and lost to Bemidji by a score of 11-0.

    The Crookston Pirates played in their first game since August 29 and lost to Bemidji by a score of 11-0.    

    With an 8-0 deficit at halftime, Head Coach Sarah Reese commented on her team’s play.   

    “We weren’t jiving or creating any defense or offensive attack in the first half,” Reese said. “They had three quick goals which se the tone.”   

    The score soon became the least of the Pirates’ worries as goalkeeper Kenze Epema was forced to leave the game after she received a concussion after being kicked in the head.    

    Kylee Meier took over in the net in the second half. It was Meier’s first appearance at goalkeeper this season. Bemidji tacked on three more goals to make the score 11-0.   

    “We reset mentally and physically at half and played much more aggressive and had good effort for the second half,” Reese said.    

    Crookston will play Walker-Hackensack-Akeley on September 9. Kickoff is set for 10 a.m.