In regulation and overtime, Crookston put 17 shots on goal, but could not find the back of the net.

    Crookston did not earn their first win of the season, but they ended their three game losing streak when they tied Walker-Hackensack-Akeley on the road. 

    The defense of the Pirates (0-3-1) stifled the opposing offense as WHA totaled only three shots on goal throughout regulation and overtime. Kylee Meier (Jr. GK) played in the net for the first half and stopped one shot. Reese Swanson (7th Grade GK) took over the duties after halftime and prevented two goals.

    On the other side of the ball, Crookston put together numerous scoring chances with 17 shots on goal, but could not break the scoreless tie. 

    "[We] played great," Head Coach Sarah Reese said. "Unfortunately, our shots wouldn't drop. We had quantity in the first and added quality in the second and [overtime]."

    Reese complimented a number of her players on their performance.

    "Hannah [Emanuel] had a great game and Dillynn [Wallace] had a great second half distributing the ball into the attacking third," Reese said. "Joslynn Leach and Clara Meyer played well outside mid and Kenze [Epema] played consistently well up top. Brinna Egeland played excellent with quantity of shots and good ball distribution."

    Crookston will return home in search of their first win when they host Bemidji on Monday, September 10 at 5 p.m.

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