SUNDAY -  SEPTEMBER 21, 2014

UMC WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAYS TO A 1-1 OVERTIME TIE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MARY

All the scoring came in a span of  three minutes early in the second half as the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) Women's Soccer team played to a 1-1 double overtime tie with the University of Mary in a Northern Sun Conference match in Bismarck, N.D. UMC got an early second half goal from Beth Lastovich (Fresh-White Bear Lake, Mn) who took a pass from Erin Mears (Sr-Sioux Falls, S.D.) and knocked a shot through the Marauder goalie's hands just five plus minutes into the second half. The home squad responded quickly when Mykala Benjamin put a shot off the goal post and standing in the right spot for an easy rebound goal was Andrea Muller.  UMC dominated the first half with a number of opportunities, but were unable to convert while the Marauders turnsed the tables around in the second half, but Golden Eagles goalie, Lexie Gauger (Soph-Green Bay, Wi) was equal to the challenge. In the second overtime, UMC's Maggie Gibbons (Fresh-Grand Rapids, Mn) put a shot on net that was turned away.
UMC is now 1-1-1 in the conference and 2-2-2 overall and will be at Concordia University in St. Paul on Friday night. The University of Mary is 1-2-3 on the year.

 

1st

2nd OT 1 OT 2 Final
UMC 0 1 0 0 1
U of Mary 0 1 0 0 1

Scoring
50:25 -  UMC -  Beth Lastovich  (Erin Mears)
53:48 - Mary -  Andrea Muller (Mykala Benjamin)

Saves 1st 2nd OT 1 OT 2 Total
Lexie Gauger - UMC 2 5 0 0 7
Shelby Buttron-Mary 5 1 0 1 7





UMC MEN'S GOLF FINDS THEMSELVES IN 14TH PLACE AFTER THE FIRST ROUND OF ST. CLOUD STATE MEET

The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) Men's Golf team only had two golfers shoot in the 70's today and are in 14th place after the first 18 holes of the St. Cloud State Invitational at the St. Cloud Country Club. Jesse Roscoe (Sr-Big Stone City, S.D.) had a 75 and Matt McClure (Sr-Grand Rapids, Mn) came in with a 77 to lead UMC.  Minnesota State Mankato has a one stroke lead over St. Cloud State and Ross Miller of Mankato had the low round of the day with a two under par 70.  Former Crookston Pirate, Wyatt Hanson shot a 71 and was in second place golfing with the top St. Cloud State team. The final round will be held tomorrow and the first round results, can be found by clicking here.




UMC WOMEN'S GOLF FINISHES 10TH AT SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE MEET

The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) Women's Golf team shot one stroke better today than yesterday's first round, but didn't move any in the standings as the Golden Eagles finished 10th of 12 teams at the Southwest Minnesota State Invitational held at the Marshall, Mn Golf Club, which is a par 72 course. Augustana College despite shooting one more stroke than yesterday, still had a big enough lead to edge Minnesota State-Mankato by 12 strokes to earn the team title. Mankato's Kanya Sethasompode had a pair of 76's to claim the medalist title by a stroke over Marisa Toivonen of Augustana College. UMC's Katie Sheetz (Jr-Grand Rapids, Mn) had an 83 along with her 81 yesterday and the 20 over par total was good for 21st place and the only Golden Eagle to finish in the top 50.  For the complete results, click here.




SATURDAY -  SEPTEMBER 20, 2014

SPECIAL TEAMS FAIL UMC AS WINONA STATE TAKES ADVANTAGE WITH A 33-7 WIN

Special team mistakes by the University of Minnesota Crookston allowed two safety's, a missed field goal and the number 24 ranked team in NCAA Division II, Winona State to defeat the Golden Eagles 33-7 in a Northern Sun Conference football game in Crookston.

The first score of the game was bad timing if you are a UMC fan. With the Golden Eagles getting ready to punt for the first time in the game deep in their own territory, a storm system moved over the stadium and winds gusting and a deluge of rain started happening. On a third down, UMC quarterback Ben Bucholz (Jr-Perham, Mn) threw a pass into the wind and it was batted to the ground by the huge gusts of wind. Then just as UMC snapped for the punt and the slippery ball was mishandled and ended up in the end zone for a safety and the Warriors led 2-0.
With just over three minutes left in the first quarter, lightning was observed in the area, so play was suspended and teams went to cover. 
When play resumed, the two teams exchanged punts as time ran out with Winona State leading 2-0 at the end of the first quarter.
UMC was able to get the first turnover to start the second quarter when Trent Galkoski (Soph-La Mesa, Ca) picked off a pass to squash a Winona State drive at the UMC 26 yard line. Bucholz engineering a drive with some timely runs and on the money passes, including a fourth and two at the Winona State 31 yard line and he connected with Marcus Cheatham (Sr-Stockton, Ca) for 19 yards to keep the drive going and then finished it off with a 13 yard touchdown pass to his tight end, Jacob Pinder (Sr-Orlando, Fla) and the Golden Eagles took the lead at 7-2.  Winona State answered in a big way when Tyler Swinford returned the ensuing kickoff 46 yards and a five yard penalty gave the Warriors the ball to start their drive at the UMC 37 yard line.  Winona State got to the UMC 15 yard line and were faced with a fourth and one play and after a bad exchange on the snap, Warriors quarterback Jack Nelson had to jump on the ball, which lost a yard and turned it over to the Golden Eagles with just over four minutes left in the first half. The Golden Eagles couldn’t do anything with their three plays and after a short punt of only 15 yards, Winona State had the ball again in UMC territory at the 33 yard line. This is when a final two minutes of good defense and clock management by Winona State allowed them to scored twice more. On the drive it only took the Warriors three plays when Theo Burkett ran 19 yards to score and put Winona State back on top at 9-7 with a couple minutes left. 
After the kickoff, UMC started their drive at the 20 yard line and couldn’t get anything going and forced to punt again and this time, the snap went over the punters head into the end zone and another safety for the Warriors put them up 11-7. With the free kick, Winona State started at the 50 yard line with 30 seconds left. Nelson threw a 25 yard pass on the first play and with six seconds left in the half, Nelson threw one up in the end zone for grabs and it was tipped by a UMC defender, but grabbed off the tip by Swinford for a touchdown to give Winona State an unlikely 18-7 half-time lead. “We had to have our safeties make that play,” said UMC head coach Mike Fritze. “It’s little things like that. We had those two special teams errors that we have to clean up, but other than that, I thought we played a pretty good first half.”
UMC’s defense started the second half well, forcing Winona State to try a field goal and the 32 yard attempt was pushed wide by the wind and UMC took over at their own 20 yard line. The Golden Eagles proceeded to move the ball, primarily by air, as Bucholz connected on three straight passes and when Winona State was flagged for a roughing the passer, UMC had the ball at the Winona State 20 yard line. Then things went bad for the Golden Eagles. First, they had a dropped pass that would have gotten them a first down and forced them to try a 34 yard field goal, and again, a snap sailed over the holders head and was downed at midfield. UMC’s defense gave up some yardage, but on a fourth and three at the UMC 30 yard line, the Golden Eagles defense, particularly Tyler Hansen (Sr-Morris, Mn) got a stop and the Golden Eagles took over on downs at their own 30 yard line. Behind the runs of Talo Pascal (Jr-Arlington, Tx) and Bucholz, UMC had the ball at mid-field, but were faced with a fourth and three at the Winona State 49 yard line and the Golden Eagles used a time-out and were going for it and freshman wide receiver, Adam Connette (Corona, Ca)made a jumping grab of Bucholz pass for 12 yards to keep the drive going to the Warriors 37 yard line. After another dropped ball that could pick up a first down, UMC was fourth and seven yards and it was Connette again, catching another Bucholz pass to move the sticks with a first down.  UMC couldn’t pick another first down and tried a 38 yard field goal, but it was wide and Winona State still had the 18-7 lead after three quarters of play.
It was about a minute and half span early in the fourth quarter that put the game away for Winona State starting with a nice 80 yard drive and finished off with a Paul Preston run and the two point conversion run gave the Warriors a 26-7 lead. “That was a tough series for us,” said UMC coach Fritze, “we go for the field goal and have a special teams mistake and then they march it down the field and score. That is a big turnaround, we just couldn’t recover from.”
On UMC’s next possession and their third play, Bucholz was intercepted by Ryan Cain who returned it 30 yards for another score to blow it open with a 33-7 lead and that would be all the scoring and the winning streak over UMC continues for Winona State, beating UMC for the 13th straight time. “I told the team after the game that for the most part we competed at a higher level that is close to these types of teams,” said coach Fritze. “We had some special teams snafu’s and some things with the weather we haven’t seen before. Winona State is a very good team and they have a tough defense with their front line of 5 or 6 year players and some big guys.  We maybe took another step and have to eliminate some of the little mistakes and we’ll be ok.”
UMC is 0-3 and will be at Concordia University in St. Paul on Saturday for a NOON game.  Winona State improves to 3-0 and will be back home with a game with Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday night.


   The rains came down and the winds picked up - this is a picture of the first safety 

BOX SCORE

1st

2nd 3rd 4th

FINAL

Winona State 2 16 0 15 33
UMC 0 7 0 0 7


Adam Connette makes a leaping grab          Greg Lofquist looks to make one of his game high 19 tackles

1st Quarter
7:47  - WS -  Safety  (UMC punter tackled in the end zone)

2nd Quarter
3:06 - UMC -  Jacob Pinder 13 yard pass from Ben Bucholz  (Mike Maw kick)
12:55 - WS -  Theo Burkett 20 yard run   (Brett Cochran-Bray kick)
14:29 -  WS -  Safety  (Punt snapped through the end zone)
14:54 -  WS -  Tyler Swinford 25 yard pass from Jack Nelson  (Brett Cochran-Bray kick)

3rd Quarter
No Scoring

4th Quarter
2:36 -  WS -  Paul Preston 3 yard run  (Jordan Kos run)
4:05 -  WS -  Ryan Cain 30 yard interception return  (Brett Cochran-Bray kick)
 

 

THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA CROOKSTON VOLLEYBALL TEAM TAKES WAYNE STATE TO FOUR GAMES

The #19 ranked Wayne State Wildcats played tremendous defensive and had some big attacks as they held off a feisty University of Minnesota Crookston Golden Eagle Volleyball team in a 3-1 NSIC victory at Lysaker Gym in Crookston.
Wayne State jumped out to a 13-3 lead to start the match and cruised to a 25-15 victory.
In the second set, Wayne State jumped out to a 7-2 lead and every time UMC tried to get a rally going, the Wildcats would counter with a run of their own on their way to another 25-15 victory for a 2-0 match lead.
In the fourth set, the two teams went back and forth and with UMC leading 23-21, Kassi Green (Fresh. Anoka) had a kill and Morgan Van Gerpen (Sr. Overland Park, KS) had a block and UMC won the third set 25-21.
In the fourth set and was tight from start to finish again, but Wayne State pulled away at the end for a 25-22 win and a 3-1 match victory in a hard fought and well played match by both teams.
UMC drops to 7-4 on the year and 1-2 in the NSIC and will host #3 ranked Minnesota Duluth on Tuesday night.  Wayne State improves to 10-1 overall and 3-0 in the NSIC.

Box Score 1 2 3 4
Wayne State 25 25 21 25
UMC 15 15 25 22


Brittany Looker with one of her 17 kills      Morgan VanGerpen goes up for a big kill in the third set
 

For UMC
Kills -  Brittany Looker-17, Kassi Green-8, Stephanie Pearson-6
Blocks -  Morgan VanGerpen-2
Assists -  Sierra Trost-34
Digs -   Sierra Trost-24, Casey Cashman-17, Kaycie Hagen-12, Stephanie Pearson-12
Aces -   Becca Vandenheuvel-2



 

CROOKSTON GIRL'S TENNIS HAS TWO THIRD PLACE FINISHES TO FINISH 4TH AT THE  LITCHFIELD TOURNAMENT

The Crookston Pirate Girls Tennis Team had two third place finishes in a very tough Litchfield Tournament, where they finished in a tie for fourth place with St. Peter. Delano edged Owatonna for the team title. 
Ally Tiedemann went 2-1 on the day with her only loss to the eventual champion, and the second doubles team of Elisa Samuelson and Kendall Wahouske also went 2-1 and finished third place.  “Those three played some pretty good tennis,” said Pirate Coach Mike Geffre. “Ally lost to the eventual champion and second doubles had three pretty good matches.”  The Pirates knew they were going to run into some tough competition at the tournament, which is the main reason why they go every year. “Every girl ran into at least one person and some played two girls that were very good,” said Coach Geffre. “It is great for us especially two weeks before sections.”
1.  Delano-33
2.  Owatonna-29
3.  Litchfield-22
4.  CROOKSTON-16
    St. Peter-16
6.  Benson-12
7.  Minneapolis Washburn-10
8.  Annandale-7

 

CROOKSTON

Opponents

Place

#1 Singles

Ally Tiedemann Beat Sarah Grimm - Annandale 6-2, 6-1
Lost to Bri Hartman -Owatonna 6-1, 6-1
Beat Lauren Knisly - Litchfield 7-6 (6-3), 6-1
3rd

#2

Leah Trostad Lost to Tessa Rahrick - Owatonna 6-0, 6-0
Beat Alexa Hanson - Annandale 3-6, 6-2, 7-5
Lost to Raquel Curriel - Benson 7-5, 6-3
6th

#3

Alyssa Fee Beat Laney Huhner - Litchfield 6-2, 6-4
Lost to Katie Sundquist - St. Peter 6-3, 6-4
Lost to Macey Tellijohn - Owatonna 6-3, 6-3
4th

#4

Jaeden Lizakowski Beat Emma Anderson - Washburn 6-2, 7-5
Lost to Emily Rahrick - Owatonna 6-1, 6-1
Lost to Aliza Dougherty - St. Peter 6-0, 6-2
4th

#1 Doubles

Tori Demarais
Amy Follette
Beat Pedrick/Sandquist - St. Peter 6-0, 4-6, 7-0
Lost to Sommerfield/Spriter - Litchfield 6-2, 6-1
Lost to Reese/Rajewski - Benson 7-5, 5-7, 7-4
4th

#2

Elisa Samuelson
Kendall Wahouske
Beat Vergin/Payne - Benson 6-3, 6-2
Lost to Mak/Schlepier - Delano  6-3, 6-3
Beat Borders/Wirth - Annandale 6-1, 6-1
3rd

#3

Alyssa Schultz
Taylor Perry
Round 1 - Lost to Delano 3-6, 7-5, 7-5
Round 3 - Beat Washburn 6-2, 6-4
6th
#3 Marie Sandman
Elise Tangquist
Round 2 - Lost to Litchfield 7-5, 7-6 (7-5)  



 

CROOKSTON PIRATE BOY'S SOCCER STRONG FIRST HALF CARRIES THEM TO 5-1 WIN OVER WALKER-HACKENSACK-AKELEY

The Crookston Pirates scored a goal about 13 minutes into the contest and then the rains came along with terrific winds and caused a stoppage of play for about 45 minutes because of lightning. This seemed to ‘spark’ the Pirates even more as they scored four more goals with the wind at their back, two by Guthrie Dingmann to defeat Walker-Hackensack-Akeley 5-1 in a Section 8A match in Crookston.
Dingmann scored the first goal when Parker Nicholls pass to Ian Johnson was transferred to Dingmann, who has been on a scoring streak as of late. “It was a nice goal for us and good movement of the ball by the boys,” said Crookston head coach Don Cox, “but then the weather moved in and it started blowing and rains came and play was held up.”
45 minutes later, the Pirates had the wind at their back and used it with Ian Johnson scoring off a rebound that came off the Wolves goalkeeper. Dingmann would score another and in a 10 minute span, Jacob Roesch and Nicholls scored to give the Pirates a 5-0 lead. “With the wind, we were getting a lot of good through balls,” said Cox, “with the wet conditions, the ball wasn’t as lively as it usually is and we were able to get to the ball quicker than they were and took advantage. We were able to get some solid kicks in deep and we did a good job of finishing off in that first half.”
Walker-Hackensack-Akeley’s Austin Surber scored just two minutes into the second half, but that was all the scoring the match would see the rest of the way as Crookston prevailed 5-1. “We were going into that unbelievable wind in the second half and couldn’t do anything,” said coach Cox, “you couldn’t get any kicks into the air, as they would just be batted down, but we did a very good job defensively and had more passing patterns out there today and we did well playing into the wind except scoring. I thought we were much better at finishing off today than when we beat them two weeks ago.”   Crookston, who beat Walker-Hackensack-Akeley in Walker 2-0, is now 5-4 on the year and will host the powerful Fergus Falls Hillcrest Academy squad on Tuesday.  Walker-Hackensack-Akeley is 0-7 on the season.


Guthrie Dingmann gets one of his two goals - Picture by Leah Dufualt

 

1st

2nd Final
Walker-H-A 0 1 1
CROOKSTON 5 0 5


Ian Johnson kicks the ball past the WHA goalie for a goal - picture by Dave Emanuel

Scoring
12:52 - Crox -  Guthrie Dingmann  (Ian Johnson)
14:30 - Crox -  Ian Johnson
22:30 - Crox -  Guthrie Dingmann  (Thomas Cymbaluk)
30:00 - Crox -  Jacob Roesch  (Jonathan Miller)
33:00 - Crox -  Parker Nicholls
42:00 - WHA -  Austin Surber 

Saves 1st 2nd Total
Jonathon Anderson-WHA 5 2 7
Michael Tate-Crookston 1 3 4



 

CROOKSTON GIRL'S SOCCER CRUISE TO A 7-2 VICTORY OVER WALKER-HACKENSACK-AKELEY

The Crookston Pirate Girl's Soccer team had four more goals by Danica Brekken and exploded for seven goals in a 7-2 victory over the Walker-Hackensack-Akeley Wolves in a Section 8A match-up in Crookston.  The game was delayed a half an hour because of lightning when a storm moved through halfway through the first half.  The winds picked up to 50 miles per hour and heavy monsoon type rains came down for about 15 to 20 minutes.  Then the storm moved through and the rest of the afternoon turned to be nice. 
Crookston got behind early when the Wolves scored a goal eight minutes into the game.  Crookston was able to respond two minutes later when Jayden Alrich took a pass from Hannah Emmanuel to tie the game at 1-1.  Danica Brekken took over and scored a natural hat trick with three straight goals and Crookston led 4-1 at halftime. 
In the second half the Wolves scored first again when they scored on a corner kick to cut Crookston's lead to 4-2.  Abby Brekken and Danica scored back to back goals over a five minute span to boost the lead to 6-2, and Abby added another insurance goal with two minutes left and Crookston picked up the 7-2 section victory.  "We played really well," said Pirate Coach Sarah Reese. "We were mentally tough, exciting to watch and it was a great group effort."
The Pirates improve to 3-5 mark on the season and will be at Fergus Falls Hillcret on Tuesday.  Walker-Hackensack-Akeley drops to 1-6-1 on the season.


Jayden Allrich with a big kick vs WHA - Picture by Leah Dufault

 

1st

2nd Final
Walker-H-A 1 1 2
CROOKSTON 4 3 7


Sabrina Delorme just misses a chance a goal - Picture by Dave Emanuel

Scoring
8:00 - WHA - Sarena Aletto
10:00 - Crox - Jayden Alrich (Hannah Emanuel)
12:00 - Crox - Danica Brekken (Sabrina Delorme)
24:00 - Crox - Danica Brekken
35:00 - Crox - Danica Brekken
41:00 - WHA - Aryanna Aletto (Sarena Aletto)
50:00 - Crox - Abby Brekken (Sabrina Delorme)
55:00 - Crox - Danica Brekken
78:00 - Crox - Abby Brekken (Sabrina Delorme)

Saves 1st 2nd Total
Madison Crane - Crox 2 1 3
WHA - Saves not available      



 

UMC'S ERIN MEARS SCORES WITH TWO MINUTES LEFT TO GIVE THE GOLDEN EAGLES A 1-0 WIN AT MINOT STATE

UMC midfielder, Erin Mears (Sr-Sioux Falls, S.D.) drilled a shot from about 30 yards away that beat the Minot State goaltender with just over two minutes left in the match to give UMC the first marker and then the Golden Eagles defense and goalie, Lexie Gauger (Soph-Green Bay, Wi) to keep Minot State off the board and secure UMC’s 1-0 Northern Sun Conference win in Minot.
UMC’s Maggie Gibbons (Fresh-Grand Rapids, Mn) led the Golden Eagles with two shots on goal, but Minot State did outshoot UMC in the contest.  UMC improves to 1-1 in the Northern Sun Conference and 2-2-1 overall and will travel to Bismarck, N.D. tomorrow to play the University of Mary at 1:00 PM.
Minot State is 0-1-1 in the conference and 1-2-2 overall.

 

1st

2nd Final
UMC 0 1 1
Minot State 0 0 0

Scoring
87:55 -  UMC -  Erin Mears  unassisted

Saves 1st 2nd Total
Lexie Gauger - UMC 2 1 3
Gemma Biasetto-Minot State 1 0 1





UMC WOMEN'S GOLF 10TH OF 12 SCHOOLS AFTER THE FIRST ROUND AT THE  SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE INVITATIONAL IN MARSHALL

The University of Minnesota Crookston women's golf team is in 10th place of 12 teams after the first 18 holes of the 17th Annual Southwest Minnesota State Invitational being held at the Marshall, Minnesota Golf Club. Augustana College has a five stroke lead over the University of Sioux Falls, while Augustana College's Jennifer Pederson had the low round of the day of three over 75.  UMC's Katie Sheetz (Jr-Grand Rapids, Mn) shot an 81 to tie her for 15th place and the only Golden Eagle in the top 50. The final 18 holes will be played on Sunday and for the complete first round results, click here.






FRIDAY -  SEPTEMBER 19, 2014

LIPP'S KICKOFF RETURN FOR A TOUCHDOWN LEADS BRECKENRIDGE TO A 21-20 WIN OVER PIRATES

Crookston had pulled with 14-12 with 10 minutes to go in the game after a Parker Salentine to Ryan Porter touchdown pass, but on the ensuing kickoff, Breckenridges 6’2 sophomore, Stevin Lipp returned the kickoff 80 yards for a score to put the Cowboys up 21-12 and they held off the Pirates in a 21-20 win in a Heart O Lakes Conference game at the Crookston/UMC Football field.
In the first four games the Pirates have played this year, the opposing team has taken their opening possession and marched it down for a score. Tonight Breckenridge did that on 10 plays with the ninth play on a fourth and 14 that they made and set up the two run touchdown run by Travis Miranowski and just two and a half minutes into the game the Cowboy’s led 6-0.
In the second quarter, Breckenridge continued to have great field position, although Crookston did recover a fumble on the Cowboys 40 yard line, but were held on downs at the 33.  The Pirates would do the same, holding Breckenridge on downs, put Crookston’s offense was having a hard time against the stacked Cowboy’s defense.  “They didn’t do anything defensively that we weren’t expecting,” said Crookston head coach Scott Butt. “We just didn’t get off the ball and had our heads down in their stance.”
The Cowboys did put a nice drive together with the running of Miranowski and the Travis Blaufuss to 6’6 tight end, Nate Lorenz passing for an eight drive play with Blaufuss scoring from a yard to give Breckenridge a 12-0 lead with six minutes left in the half. The Cowboys had another tremendous chance for a score, but a dropped pass in the end zone, but were unable to convert and it appeared they were going to go into the half with the 12-0 lead, but on another Breckenridge fumble, the Pirates took over at the Cowboys 44 yard line with 42 seconds to go in the first half.  Crookston was able to get a few gadget plays, a hook and ladder and a half-back option to get it down to the Breckenridge nine yard line and with 0.9 seconds left. “We used about every trick play we had there,” said Coach Butt. “I was thinking we only had one trick play left.” The last play of the first half, Salentine found tight end, Danny Davidson for the first Pirates score and at the half, Breckenridge’s lead was cut in half at 12-6. “Breckenridge was bound and determined they were going to take the fullbacks and the inside run game away from us," said Coach Butt. "They played nine in the box and said, here, if you can throw, you can beat us and we didn’t in the first half.”
Crookston started the half out on a nice drive, but it was stalled on the eighth play at the Cowboys 17 yard line. The Cowboys continued to have problems holding on to the ball, particularly on the center exchange and fumble again.  Crookston was unable to get a first down and turned it over again, but another turnover, this time a Porter interception gave Crookston the ball at their seven yard line. After gaining nothing on the first play, the Pirates tried a quarterback bootleg and Salentine rolled right into Lorenz, who tackled the Pirate quarterback in the end zone for a safety and the huge defensive play was the only scoring the third quarter and gave Breckenridge a 14-6 lead. “Breckenridge made a nice play,” said Butt. “They guessed we were going to boot and we booted and we ran right into their big guy. That was a big play when Parker lost his footing.”
Crookston would answer in the fourth quarter with Salentine engineering a 68 yard drive and on the 12th play, which was a third and 17, Salentine and Porter hooked up for a 22 yard pass and Salentine’s run for the two point conversion failed to tie the game as Breckenridge still led 14-12.  Then came Lipp’s heroics, taking the kickoff and exploding through the first wall of defenders and then won the footrace the rest of the way for the 80 yard score and after a kick for the extra point, the Pirates trailed 21-12 with 9:55 left in the game. “We got out of our lanes,” said coach Butt. “There is a middle wedge and we didn’t get into it and blow it up and we have to do a better job of getting into our lanes and they took advantage of it.”
Crookston would not waste much time coming back on the next possession and were able to drive 67 yards on just five plays, including a explosive run by Brandt Delage and then Salentine pass to Porter for the final 35 yards, on a ball that was tipped by a Cowboy defensive back, but grabbed by Porter, who was behind the secondary for the score. Crookston went for two points and Salentine’s pass to Mikey Hajostek was complete and Breckenridge now led 21-20 with just over seven minutes left in the game.
Crookston would get another fumble recovery, their fourth of the game, at the Cowboys 42 yard line, but punted. Breckenridge was force to punt for only the second time in the game and Crookston had the ball at their own 28 yard line with 2:51 left. Crookston was without their punter and field goal kicker, Joey Koenig who had a leg injury earlier, so they probably had to go the distance. They got the ball into Breckenridge territory, but were faced with a fourth and eight at the Breckenridge 45 yard line and a Salentine pass to Davidson went for six yards and he was stopped by the Cowboys secondary short of the first down and the Cowboys took over and ran out the clock to preserve their 21-20 win and spoil the Pirate homecoming. “This one hurts as we gave ourselves a lot of opportunities to win this football game,” said Coach Butt, “we have a lot of young men that are really hurting. They really came out and fought in the second half, but we have to start that fight in the first half.”  Crookston is 0-4 on the season and will play another team that is or has been ranked in the top 10, when they travel to #10 ranked Frazee on Friday night, who lost to #1 ranked Hawley tonight 25-12. “I think when we watch the film of this game, we will see we made some big strides in some areas, but we didn’t in some areas like running the ball," said Coach Butt. "That could be from spending so much time on passing this week in practice. Frazee is a very tough team and we remember how they handled us in the playoffs last year. We were down 21-0 before we ever touched the ball. We will have to be ready from the opening kickoff next week.”  Breckenridge improves to 2-2 on the season and will be at Barnesville on Friday.

 

 

1st

2nd 3rd 4th

FINAL

Breckenridge

6

6

2

7

21

CROOKSTON

0

6

0

14

20


           Patrick Deng leaps in the air and knocks down a pass

1st Quarter
2:23 - Breck - Travis Miranowski 2 yard run (kick failed)

2nd Quarter
6:00 - Breck - Nathan Blaufuss 1 yard run (pass failed)
12:00 - Crox - Danny Davidson 9 yard pass from Parker Salentine (run failed)

3rd Quarter
8:50 - Breck - SAFETY  (Lorenz tackled Salentine in end zone)

4th Quarter
1:52 - Crox - Ryan Porter 22 yard pass from Parker Salentine (run failed)
2:05 - Breck - Stevin Lipp 80 yard kickoff return (Kurtis Hayes kick)
4:44 - Crox - Ryan Porter 35 yard pass from Parker Salentine (Mikey Hajostek pass from Parker Salentine) 

 
Seth Desrosier after a reception         Parker Salentine with a pass

  CROOKSTON Breckenridge
First Downs 11 17
Rushing-Yards 38-80 39-193
Passing 15-31-0 7-22-1
Passing Yards 185 119
Total Yards 265 312
Fumbles-Lost 5-4 0-0
Penalties-Yards 5-45 5-30
Punts-Yards Ave. 6-29.2 2-31.5

 
Ryan Porter tries to break a tackle after a reception          Danny Davidson with a tackle

Rushing

Crookston Breckenridge
Brandt Delage                        20-72 Travis Miranowski          19-78
Mikey Hajostek                      6-16 Zerek Reiff                       5-57
Aaron Hollcraft                       5-11 Nathan Blaufuss             10-30
Luke Edlund                            4-4 Easton Erbes                    4-28
Ryan Porter                           1-(-2) Hunter Aigner                   1-0
Parker Salentine                   2-(-21)  

Passing

Parker Salentine            15-30-0    185 yards

Nathan Blaufuss                7-22-1   119 yards

Chris Wavra                     0-1-0          0 yards

 


Receiving

Ryan Porter             7-111 Nate Lorenz              4-58
Seth Desrosier         5-39 Tucker Krueger        2-50
Danny Davidson      3-35 Hunter Aigner           1-11


         The 2014 Crookston High School Homecoming court and their dads



                                         The Crookston High School marching band performed at halftime of the homecoming football game

 

CROOKSTON GIRL'S TENNIS STARTS BUSY WEEKEND WITH A WIN OVER MOORHEAD

The Crookston Pirate Girl's Tennis started a busy weekend with a 4-3 win over the Moorhead Spuds in Moorhead.  Crookston swept the doubles and Ally Tiedemann picked up a hard fought win in a third set tie breaker to give the Pirates the victory.  "Ally was the last one out there and actually I missed most of her match because Ally broke some strings in her racquet and I had to run to a store get it restrung," said Pirate Coach Mike Geffre.  "Ally played well and picked up the nice win and it obviously was a big one for us."  Moorhead used a different line up than the previous meeting when Crookston won 6-1.  "They had Brianna Storms at second singles and that moved everybody down one and changed everything," said Coach Geffre.  "Last time we won all four singles matches and this time we only won the first singles so that is a big change and our doubles played solid to pick up three wins and help us get the win."
Crookston improves to 10-9 on the year and will be at the Litchfield Tournament on Saturday.  "It was good to get a win over a AA school in Moorhead and now we will see some more good competition on Saturday," added coach Geffre.

 

CROOKSTON- 4

Moorhead-3

Winner

Score

#1 Singles

Ally Tiedemann Anna Steinwand Crox 6-3, 2-6, 10-5

#2

Alyssa Fee Brianna Storms MHD 6-2, 6-4

#3

Amy Follette Mallory Smith MHD 0-6, 6-2, 11-9

#4

Jaeden Lizakowski Melissa Glatt MHD 6-3, 2-6, 10-5

#1 Doubles

Leah Trostad
Elisa Samuelson
Erica Hobey
Briann Adamek
Crox 6-2, 6-2

#2

Tori Demarais
Kendall Wahouske
Mauren Tollefson
Samantha Hanson
Crox 6-3, 6-1

#3

Marie Sandman
Elise Tangquist
Annie Wilke
Becky Wilke
Crox 6-3, 6-4


 

UMC VOLLEYBALL LOSES IN THREE TO #21 RANKED AUGUSTANA COLLEGE

Augustana College breezed to a 25-15 win in game one, rallied for an exciting 25-23 win in the second game and then took the third and final set 25-17 and the #22 ranked Vikings beat the University of Minnesota Crookston 3-0 in a Northern Sun Conference volleyball match in Crookston. UMC started slow as Augustana led 14-5 in the first set and had no problems to pick up the win. In the second set, UMC led 10-5 at one point and up at 18-16, but succumbed to the 25-23 loss and the Vikings smelled victory and put it away with the 25-17 finale. UMC’s Kassi Green (Fresh-Anoka, Mn) led the Golden Eagles for the first time in kills this season with 10. UMC is 7-3 on the season and 1-1 in the conference and will host Wayne State on Saturday at 4:00 PM at Lysaker Gym in Crookston.
Augustana College is 8-2 on the year and 2-0 in the conference.

BOX SCORE 1 2 3
Augustana College

25

25

25

UMC

15

23

17

For UMC
Kills - Kassi Green-10, Brittany Looker-9, Stephanie Pearson-6, Morgan VanGerpen-3
Blocks -Sierra Trost-4, Erin Schwartz-4, Morgan VanGerpen-3, Brittany Looker-1
Assists - Sierra Trost-28, Erin Schwartz-1
Digs - Brittany Looker-13, Sierra Trost-9, Stephanie Pearson-8, Casey Cashman-7
Aces -Brittany Looker-1





THURSDAY - SEPTEMBER 18,  2014

UMC TEAMBACKERS NAME MATT MCLURE AND SIERRA TROST ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

University of Minnesota Crookston men’s golfer Matt McClure (Sr., Grand Rapids, Minn./Natural Resources) and volleyball player Sierra Trost (So., S, Ham Lake, Minn./Health Science) have been selected as this week’s UMC Teambackers Student-Athletes of the Week. McClure and Trost are the second student-athletes to receive the award for the 2014-15 season, the second year the weekly award has existed. Trost is the second volleyball player honored this year while McClure is the first men’s golfer.
Both athletes were chosen for their performances in their respective sports during the seven-day period from Thursday, September 11 to Wednesday, September 17.

McClure had a strong showing at the University of Nebraska Kearney Fall Invite at Awarii Dunes Golf Course in Axtell, Neb. McClure placed seventh in the field after shooting rounds of 74, 70 and 74 over the three-round, two-day tournament. McClure is looking to build off a strong season during the 2013-14 in which he was an All-Conference performer and UMC’s Male Student-Athlete of the Year.

Trost had a strong week for the Golden Eagles at the NSU Dacotah Bank Volleyball Invitational and in UMC’s first NSIC match of the year against Bemidji State University. Trost averaged 10.5 assists per set on the weekend. Trost tallied 39 assists in three sets against the Beavers. She notched 38 assists against Minot State University and 36 against Southwest Baptist University in wins. In addition ,Trost had 33 helpers in a loss to No. 21 Northern State University.

The UMC Teambackers Student-Athlete of the Week award was created to honor Golden Eagle student-athletes for performance on or off the field of play.

 
            Matt McClure                              Sierra Trost

 

 

WEDNESDAY - SEPTEMBER 17,  2014

UMC BASEBALL PROGRAM TO HOST AN ALUMNI GAME OCTOBER 4

The University of Minnesota Crookston baseball team will host an alumni game Saturday, Octover 4 at 4:00 p.m. at the UMC Baseball Field. The game will follow UMC’s football game against St. Cloud State University at 1:00 p.m. at Ed Widseth Field. All former UMC baseball players are invited to participate in th event. They should pre-register by e-mailing Coach Steve Gust at sjgust@umn.edu.
“We are looking forward to hosting the alumni game,” Gust said. “We need to celebrate the past as we look forward to a renewed future for UMC baseball. The game will provide the opportunity for alumni to come back and enjoy the campus and community while being able to socialize with current players and staff.”

 

 

TUESDAY -  SEPTEMBER 16, 2014

UMC VOLLEYBALL STARTS NORTHERN SUN CONFERENCE SEASON WITH A 3-0 WIN AT BEMIDJI STATE

The University of Minnesota Crookston volleyball team was near perfection in the first two sets and then won a late rally in the third to defeat Bemidji State, 25-17, 25-17, 28-26, in a Northern Sun Conference match in Bemidji.
In the first set, the match was back and forth and with the score 9-8, UMC ran off six straight points behind three kills in a row for Brittany Looker (Sr-Rochester, Mn) and another by Kassi Green (Fresh-Anoka, Mn) to put the Golden Eagles up 15-8 and UMC would cruise to a 25-17 win. “It was a great start with the passes right on and we were all on,” said Looker, during a post-match interview on KROX.
The second set saw Bemidji State get out to a 5-1 lead before UMC went on a 7-0 run behind the serving of Mary Mikutowski (Sr-Stillwater, Mn) and kills from Green and Stephanie Pearson (Jr-Franfort, Il) and Morgan VanGerpen (Sr-Overland Park, Ks) and UMC took off to win another set 25-17. “The first two sets we took it to another level,” said UMC head coach Lee Anderson. “We were in system the whole night and when we do that, we are tough to handle.”
The third set was the classic back and forth match and tight the entire way being tied 12 times during the set with the last tie coming at 22-22. “I thought the key point in the set came when we trailing 20-22,” said coach Anderson. “Morgan read the setter and came up with the stuff block.”  The last three points were by kills from Looker to give her 23 on the evening and a 28-26 win to claim the three to nothing win. “We had a great effort tonight by everyone,” said coach Anderson. “Those first two games took us to another level and it’s a good barometer for us the rest of the way. In the third set, we didn’t play as well, but we made big plays when we had to.”
UMC improves to 7-2 on the season and 1-0 in the Northern Sun Conference and will have their first home matches of the season this weekend when they host two nationally ranked teams, Augustana College (22nd in NCAA, Division II) on Friday night and #19 ranked Wayne State comes in for a 4:00 PM on Saturday. “It’s a tough conference and so many great teams, including the two coming into our place this weekend,” said coach Anderson. “But that is what we want.”
Bemidji State drops to 2-7 on the season.

   
Brittany Looker goes up for a kill   Sierra Trost sets up a teammate      Stephanie Pearson with an attack

BOX SCORE 1 2 3
UMC 25 25 28
Bemidji State 17 17 26

 

For UMC
Kills - Brittany Looker-23, Kassi Green-11, Stephanie Pearson-9, Morgan VanGerpen-5, Erin Scwartz-3, Casey Cashman-2
Blocks - Morgan VanGerpen-5, Erin Schwartz-2
Assists - Sierra Trost-39, Mary Mikutowski-4, Stephanie Pearson-3
Digs - Mary Mikutowski-18, Stephanie Pearson-17, Brittany Looker-13, Sierra Trost-9, Kelci Green-4
Aces - Kaycie Hagen-2




CROOKSTON PIRATE VOLLEYBALL LOSES A FIVE GAME MATCH TO PARK RAPIDS

The Crookston Pirates lost their first five set match of the year as Park Rapids rallied to win the last two sets and a 3-2 win over the Pirates at a match between Section 8AA teams at the Crookston High School gym. Scores were 25-23, 18-25, 23-25, 25-15, 15-11. Crookston is now 3-4 on the year and will host Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton on Monday. Park Rapids is 6-4 on the season.

 
       Jenna Porter goes up for a kill               Amber Froeber goes up for a big kill
                                          (Pictures by Leah Dufault)

1 2 3 4 5
Park Rapids 25 18 23 25 15
CROOKSTON 23 25 25 16 11


    The Pirate players and student body celebrate the set point to give Crookston a 2-1 lead  (Picture by Leah Dufault)

 



CROOKSTON GIRL'S TENNIS SPLIT TWO MATCHES IN BEMIDJI

The Crookston Pirates Girl’s Tennis team is in a stretch of playing Class AA teams, including splitting two matches today at the Bemidji Tri-angular, defeating Detroit Lakes 6-1 and losing to a top heavy Bemidji squad 5-2.
The Pirates won all the singles and top two doubles to handle Detroit Lakes 6-1. “We beat them earlier 4-3 and we plugged in a couple different matches,” said Crookston head coach Mike Geffre, “we really played pretty well all the way down the lineup.”
In the second match, the Pirates lost a 5-2 match to the host Lumberjacks who breezed at the top two singles and won some close matches in others to claim the victory. “Bemidji’s one and two singles are very, very good with a foreign exchange player at one. I’m sure Ally (Tiedemann) and Alyssa (Fee) feel those two were the best they have seen all year. In some of the other matches, we played them tight, like Megan Frisk losing a 5-10 third set in singles and some 5-7 sets, so it was good for our girls to see this competition. We are in midst of playing some AA schools and it’s good to have some of our girls maybe get out of their comfort zone with the competition and we like that at this time of year and we can hopefully take our game to the next level.”
Crookston is 9-9 in duals this season and will have a make-up dual on Friday at Moorhead as they make their way to the Litchfield Tournament on Saturday.


   Alyssa Schultz eyes down the ball on a return against Bemidji

 

CROOKSTON-6

Detroit Lakes-1

Winner

Score

#1 Singles

Ally Tiedemann Dani Unruh Crox 6-2, 6-1

#2

Leah Trostad Devree Bunnis Crox 6-2, 6-1

#3

Alyssa Fee Grace Kinney Crox 6-2, 6-1

#4

Jaeden Lizakowski Adrianna Brehm Crox 6-1 (3-6), 10-8

#1 Doubles

Amy Follette
Tori Demarais
Emily Seebold
Carolyn Kinney
Crox 6-1, 7-6 (7-0)

#2

Elisa Samuelson
Kendall Wahouske
Emma Maguire
Maddie Ring
Crox 6-1, 6-1

#3

Elise Tangquist
Marie Sandman
Stella Foltz
Sydney Fritz
DL 6-0, 6-2


    Megan Frisk lunges for a baseline return against Bemidji

 

CROOKSTON-2

Bemidji-5

Winner

Score

#1 Singles

Ally Tiedemann Finja Mahl Bem 6-0, 6-2

#2

Alyssa Fee Abbie Kelm Bem 6-0, 6-1

#3

Megan Frisk Nikki Anderson-Weir Bem 1-6, 6-1, 10-5

#4

Alyssa Schultz Olivia Jones Bem 7-5, 6-0

#1 Doubles

Amy Follette
Tori Demarais
Alexis Konecne
Taylor Offerdahl
Bem 7-5, 6-3

#2

Leah Trostad
Kendall Wahouske
Erin Edlund
Mattie Osborn
Crox 7-6 (6-3), 6-2

#3

Jaeden Lizakowski
Elisa Samuelson
Sarah McNallan
Sam Edlund
Crox 7-6 (9-7), 6-3




CROOKSTON BOY'S SOCCER DEFEATS DETROIT LAKES AGAIN 2-1

Crookston striker, Guthrie Dingmann scored both goals to lead the Pirates to a 2-1 win over visiting Detroit Lakes at the Crookston High School soccer fields.  It was the same score that Crookston defeated Detroit Lakes in Detroit Lakes back in August.
Dingmann, who had three goals coming into the season for the Pirates, scored the first goal on a scrum of players in front of the goalie box and when teammate Ian Johnson headed a ball that Dingmann was able to put a shot by the Lakers goalie and just about half-way through the first stanza, the Pirates had the 1-0 lead.
Detroit Lakes didn’t have a lot of chances in the first half, but they did manage to get an equalizer with just under three minutes left in the first half on a Bryant Windels running shot that evade Pirate goalie, Michael Tate and the two teams went into the break tied at 1-1. “We didn’t have much energy in the first half,” said Crookston head coach Don Cox. “I think it was more of a response to the way our opponent was playing.”
There were a number of very good scoring chances in the second half by both teams, but both goalies played their position well. With about 33 minutes left in the match, the Pirates had two point blank shots on the Lakers goalie, Connor Johnson, but he used his hands to block both. It wasn’t a couple minutes later when the Pirates goalie Tate was called upon to do the same thing. Dingmann gave the Pirates a lead with just over 23 minutes left taking an Ian Johnson through pass and Dingmann made a little move on the goalie and put it in to give Crookston the 2-1 lead and after that point, Detroit Lakes never really had a lot of opportunities to tie the game and the Pirates prevailed by that 2-1 score. “We did step it up in the second half measurably,” said coach Cox. “We had more runs and more through balls, but we still find finishing a challenge around the opponents net, which is something we have to keep working at. We have a tendency in close to lean back a bit and that forces the ball to rise high over their net. It was a nice section win for the boy’s.”
Crookston is 4-4 on the year and will host Walker-Hackensack-Akeley on Saturday afternoon at 1:00 PM.
Detroit Lakes falls to 2-10 on the season.

 
  Guthrie Dingmann scores on this kick        Jonathon Miller fights for the ball
                                      (Pictures by Leah Dufault)

 

1st

2nd Final
Detroit Lakes 1 0 1
CROOKSTON 1 1 2

Scoring
11:55 -  Crox -  Guthrie Dingmann (4)  (Ian Johnson)
27:17 -  DL -  Bryant Windels unassisted
56:04 -  Crox -  Guthrie Dingmann (5)  (Ian Johnson)

Saves 1st 2nd Total
Connor Johnson-DL 3 7 10
Michael Tate-Crookston 4 4 8





FOSTER SCORES THREE FIRST HALF GOALS TO LEAD DETROIT LAKES TO AN 8-2 WIN OVER PIRATES GIRL'S SOCCER

Sabrina Delorme scored eight minutes into the match, but Detroit Lakes behind Kyley Foster and Halle Jordan, scored the next six goals on their way to an 8-2 win over the Crookston Pirates in a match in Detroit Lakes.
The Pirates came ready to play as they had a lot of jump in their game and Delorme, who scored twice in the last Pirate match, was able to take a pass from Abby Brekken and scored eight minutes into the match. “We played a great first 10 minutes of the game,” said Crookston head coach Sarah Reese. “Their field is huge in size and slowly we got tanked for energy.”  Detroit Lakes took advantage with Jordan and Foster scoring three goals in three minutes  to take a lead they would never give up and led 5-1 at half-time. “We weren’t helping ourselves out because we were clumping up,” said coach Reese.
The Lakers Anna Payne scored early in the second half to widen the lead, but Delorme answered a couple minutes later with her fourth goal in two games on a nice dish from Jayden Allrich. Detroit Lakes added a couple more late goals to pick up the 8-2 win. “Overall we saw lots of good things,” said Reese. “Serenity Adams played well on the outside midfield. Sabrina had some nice shots scoring her goals. Detroit Lakes played well and were composed.”
Crookston is now 2-5 on the year and will host Walker-Hackensack-Akeley on Saturday afternoon. Detroit Lakes is 5-2-1 on the year and will play Moorhead on Thursday.

 

1st

2nd Final
CROOKSTON 1 1 2
Detroit Lakes 5 3 8

Scoring
8:00 -  Crox -  Sabrina Delorme  (Abby Brekken)
10:00 - DL -  Halle Jordan
11:00 - DL -  Kyley Foster
13:00 - DL -  Halle Jordan
23:00 - DL -  Kyley Foster
38:00 - DL -  Kyley Foster
43:00 - DL -  Anna Payne
46:00 - Crox -  Sabrina Delorme  (Jayden Allrich)
58:00 - DL -  Halle Jordan
62:00 - DL -  Haileigh Wenger

Saves 1st 2nd Total
Madison Crane-Crookston 8 7 15
Jordyn Peterson-DL 2 2 4





PARK RAPIDS USES DEPTH TO BEAT PIRATE GIRLS SWIMMERS IN A DUAL

Park Rapids used their depth to beat the Crookston Pirate Girls Swimmers 102-61 in a dual at the Park Rapids High School Pool.
Crookston used a different line up and had several girls swimming events that they aren't usually in to change things up and some girls might have found some events they might want to try, while some others will stick with the normal events.  Marietta Geist, Kate MacGregor, and Haley Roed all had two first place finishes while Merran Dingmann had one first place finish in the 100 backstroke.  Crookston had two relay teams and five individuals finish second in the dual.  We will have comments with Coach Marley Melbye Wednesday morning.
Crookston will travel to Warroad on Tuesday, September 23 for a dual with Warroad/Roseau.

Pirate top finishes (Top 3 finishes) Event Time Place
Marietta Geist 200 Freestyle 2:14.21 1st
Kate MacGregor 50 Freestyle 26.50 1st
Haley Roed 100 Freestyle 57.26 1st
Marietta Geist, Sierra Pry,
Kate MacGregor, Haley Roed
200 Freestyle Relay 1:47.38 1st
Merran Dingmann 100 Backstroke 1:08.33 1st
Sierra Pry, Maddie Nicholls,
Kate MacGregor, Haley Roed
200 Medley Relay 2:04.44 2nd
Haley Roed 200 IM 2:26.31 2nd
Kate MacGregor 100 Butterfly 1:08.88 2nd
Marietta Geist 500 Freestyle 5:57.45 2nd
Sierra Pry 100 Backstroke 1:13.51 2nd
Thea Oman 100 Breaststroke 1:20.50 2nd
Merran Dingmann, Elizabeth Erdman,
Maddie Nicholls, Thea Oman
400 Freestyle Relay 4:22.36 2nd
Sierra Pry 200 Freestyle 2:23.08 3rd
Merran Dingmann 200 IM 2:30.71 3rd
Elizabeth Erdman 100 Butterfly 1:17.90 3rd
Muira MacRae, Kelsey Roed,
Alison Olson, Lucy Whiting
200 Freestyle Relay 2:10.85 3rd



 

UMC MEN’S GOLF FINISH 14TH IN THE NEBRASKA-KEARNEY INVITATIONAL

The University of Minnesota Crookston couldn’t move up today after 18 more holes and the Golden Eagles finished 14th of 14 teams in the Nebraska-Kearney Invitational at Axtell, Nebraska. Minnesota State-Mankato won the Invitational by 20 strokes over Dodge City Community College.  Ross Miller of Mankato was the overall medalist and UMC’s top golfer was Matt McClure (Sr-Grand Rapids, MN) who shot a 74 today and finished in 7th place at four over par for the meet.  UMC men will be at the St. Cloud State Invitational next weekend. For the complete results, click here.





MONDAY -  SEPTEMBER  15, 2014

UMC MEN'S GOLF IN 14TH PLACE AFTER FIRST DAY AT NEBRASKA-KEARNEY INVITE

The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) Men's Golf team did shoot 16 strokes better on their second 18 holes today than their first round, but the two round total was still only good for 14th place of 14 teams in the University of Nebraska-Kearney.  UMC's Matt McClure (Sr-Grand Rapids, Mn) had excellent rounds of 74 and 70 and is in fifth place individually and Jesse Roscoe (Big Stone City, S.D.)  is in 20th place with rounds of 77 and 72.
Minnesota State-Mankato is leading by 14 strokes over Dodge City Community College (Kansas).  The final round will be held on Tuesday and held at the Awarii Dunes Golf Course in Axtell, Nebraska.  For the first round results, click here.





SUNDAY -  SEPTEMBER 14, 2014

UMC WOMEN'S SOCCER PLAY TO A 1-1 DOUBLE OVERTIME MATCH AT NORTHERN MICHIGAN

Trailing 1-0 late in the second half, the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) leading scorer, Courtney Armborst (Jr-Henry Sibley H.S., Mn), chipped in a short shot with less than 15 minutes to go in the match to tie it and then neither team could score in two overtimes as UMC played to the 1-1 tie with Northern Michigan in a non-conference match in Marquette, Michigan.
Northern Michigan's Hailey Beyrand scored on a 20 foot blast with about 10 minutes to go in the first half for the first marker and half-time ended with the Wildcats leading 1-0.  When it appeared that the one goal might hold up, Armborst scored her fifth goal of the early season on a little chip shot as she snuck behind the defense and took a pass from Erin Mears (Sr-Sioux Falls, S.D.) to tie the match. Northern Michigan carried much of the play in both overtimes, but were kept off the scoreboard because of the play of UMC goalie, Lexie Gauger (Soph-Green Bay, Wi).
UMC is 1-2-1 on the season and the Golden Eagles will be at Minot State on Saturday.  Northern Michigan is also 1-2-1 on the year.

BOX SCORE

1st

2nd OT OT  Final
UMC 0 1 0 0 1
Northern Michigan 1 0 0 0 1

Scoring
35:40 -  NM -  Hailey Beyrand (Kim Rietveld)
75:31 -  UMC -  Courtney Armborst  (Erin Mears)
 

Saves 1st 2nd OT OT Total
Lexie Gauger-UMC 2 2 1 2 7
Caroline Glantz-NM 0 2 1 1 4

 


UMC WOMEN'S GOLF FINISHES 10TH AT THE CONCORDIA-ST. PAUL INVITE

The University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) found it a little tougher going on the second round of the Golden Bear Invitational Women's Golf meet, hosted by Concordia University of St. Paul at the Tartan Golf Course in Lake Elmo, Mn.  The UMC team score was 26 strokes more than yesterday and they ended in 10th place of 11 teams in the meet.  Concordia-St. Paul won their own meet, edging Augustana College by two strokes.  Tavia Rutherford of the University of Sioux Falls was the two-day medalist with rounds of 73 and 76.  UMC was led by Katie Sheetz (Jr-Grand Rapids, Mn), had rounds of 83 and an 82 today which put her in 30th place.
UMC will be at the Southwest Minnesota State Invitational in Marshall, Mn. Saturday and Sunday.
For the complete tournament results, click here.

 


 

EAST GRAND FORKS CROSS COUNTRY TEAM HAS GREEN BERET WEEK

Last week was Green Barrett week for the East Grand Forks cross country team, which has three members from Crookston High School.  Kids earn t-shirts for reaching mileage goals and doing twice a day workouts with the older high school boys running 40 plus miles that week, girls running 30 miles, junior high running 20-25 miles.  "Thank you to WSN Engineering of EGF for sponsoring part of our t-shirts," said Coch Aune. "Thank you to Dairy Queen for proving buster bars each week to the hardest workers on the team."


Front row, left to right:  Emily Gillette, Alexis Hanson, Mackenzie Boushe,Taylor Pesch, Megan Bircholtz, Katherine Geist, Rebekah Krueger
Middle: Ben Regorroh, Brett Peterson, Spencer Aune, Ben Miller, Joey Hanson, Erik Jacobson, David Osborne
Back row: Leah Pesch, Erica Eades, Tessa Hanson, Chloe Vonasek, Allison Taylor, Mackenna Aitchson, LaRae LaTexier, Rachel Dugan

 

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