Crookston played three matches to 21 in the Barnesville tournament.
Crookston went into Barnesville for a tournament over the weekend. The Pirates played three best of two matches that only go to 21 and ended the day going 0-2-1.
The Pirates first played Battle Lake and split. The Pirates won the first set 21-15, but Battle Lake dominated the second set winning 21-11 to force the tie.
Crookston played well defensively getting nine digs from Teagen Carlstrom and eight from Aleece Durbin. Kylie Solheim also recorded four while totaling nine assists.
Up next, the Pirates played Barnesville and fell in two sets. Barnesville controlled the first set winning 21-7. Crookston then played more competitively in the second set, but could not come out on top and dropped the set 21-17.
Carlstrom once again led the team in digs with nine and Solheim tallied seven assists.
The Pirates' last match of the day was a close one against Win-E-Mac with both sets being decided by three or less points. Win-E-Mac won the first set 21-18 and barely edged out the Pirates to win the second set 21-19 and taking the match.
Rachel Hefta led the offense with five kills. Katelyn Wagner and Hailey Seaver each had three. Carlstrom finished with eight digs and Wagner dug up six balls. Solheim led the team in assists with eight.
With only five games remaining in the regular season, the Pirates sit at 5-10-3 after the tournament. Crookston will head to Warroad on Tuesday, October 3. The match starts 7:30 p.m.
The Pirates will then play their final three home games in a row against East Grand Forks, Barnesville and Warren-Alvarado-Oslo.