The Crookston Pirate Boys Soccer team took on their toughest opponent of the season as they lost to the Bemidji Lumberjacks 8-0 in a Lakes to Prairie conference match-up at the Bemidji Middle School. 

Bemidji came out strong and controlled play early on and scored their first goal less than six minutes into the match when Isaac Stone found the back of the net. 
Bemidji continued their unrelenting pressure and scored a little over three minutes later when Noah Meyer took a nice pass from Lincoln Schmitt to score the second Lumberjack goal of the game less than 10 minutes into the match.
It didn’t take long for Bemidji to strike again. Less than two minutes later, Stone struck again for his second goal to give the Lumberjacks a 3-0 lead 11:05 into the game.
Crookston played better defensively for the next 10 minutes and kept the Lumberjacks at bay. Bemidji got back on the board when they added the fourth goal of the match as Austin Riewer scored his first varsity goal with over 13 minutes left in the half for a 4-0 lead.
It looked like Bemidji would take a four-goal lead into halftime until Bemidji’s Nick Rautio struck after a nice pass from Noah Meyer for a 5-0 lead with 1:27 left in the half. 
Bemidji took a 5-0 lead into halftime.

Bemidji continued to dominate the game as they added a sixth goal over 10 minutes into the half when Brady Riley scored for a 6-0 lead.
Crookston did a solid job of keeping Bemidji at bay for about 10 minutes before the Crookston goalie kicked the ball, and it went to Bemidji’s Marian Staengle. He had a quick pass to Isaac Stone, who found the back of the net for his third goal of the game to give the Lumberjacks a 7-0 lead.
Both teams went to the bench for the final 10 minutes, and Bemidji’s Harris Barry scored his first varsity goal to give the Lumberjacks an 8-0 lead.
Bemidji had a few more scoring chances, but Isaac Sanders came up with three solid saves, and Bemidji won the game 8-0.

Crookston drops to 2-3-1 on the year and hosts Pelican Rapids on Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. Bemidji improves to 3-2-2.



1st 2nd Final
Crookston 0 0 0
Detroit Lakes 5 3 8

Scoring –
5:56 – Bem – Isaac Stone
9:21 – Bem – Noah Meyer (Lincoln Schmitt)
11:05 – Bem – Isaac Stone
26:42 – Bem – Austin Riewer (Waylon Pischinksy)
38:33 – Bem – Nick Rautio (Noah Meyer)
50:35 – Bem – Brady Riley (Noah Meyer)
66:00 – Bem – Isaac Stone (Marian Staengle)
71:00 – Bem – Harris Barry

SAVES 1 2 Final
Blake Melsa – Crox 5 7 12
Caden Sanders – Crox 3 3
Kellen Heuer – Bem 1 1 2