Coming into the match, Crookston (1-6) had scored 13 goals in their last three contests, but only mustered two shots on goal against the Lumberjacks.

    The Bemidji Lumberjacks showed a moderate offense in the first half against Crookston with three goals, but broke it open in the second half with six goals en route to a 9-0 win.

    Coming into the match, Crookston (1-6) had scored 13 goals in their last three contests, but only mustered two shots on goal against the Lumberjacks.

    “Bemidji is a big team that has good skills in moving the ball,” Head Coach Don Cox said. “We got some runs in the first half, but couldn’t put enough pressure up against their net to get any quality shots off.”

    Casey Tiedemann (Sr. GK) stopped nine shots in half number one and Brock Heppner (Sr. D) made his debut in the net for the latter half and collected five saves.

    The Lumberjacks scored their first-half goals in the seventh, 11th and 34th minute to gain a 3-0 lead before halftime. Three goals in a five minute span doubled their lead and three more in the final 20 minutes rounded out the score at 9-0.

    “In the second half, we just ran out of gas and couldn’t keep up,” Cox said. “They scored a couple from outside of the 18 and that was hard for us to keep up with.”

    The Pirates will welcome Detroit Lakes for their next match on Tuesday, September 18 at 4 p.m. Detroit Lakes beat Crookston on September 4 by a score of 2-0.

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