The Crookston Pirate Boy’ Soccer team knew coming into the first round of the Section 8A Boys Soccer tournament it would be a tough task after losing to Pelican Rapids during the regular season 7-0. The boys battled hard, but Pelican Rapids was too much as the Vikings cruised to an 8-0 victory.
Pelican Rapids scored their first goal over seven minutes into the game and added two more goals in the next 10 minutes to take an early 3-0 lead. Crookston’s defense played solid for the next 10 to 12 minutes, but Pelican Rapids scored another goal late in the half and took a 4-0 lead into halftime.
In the second half, Pelican Rapids scored three goals in a six-minute span to take a 7-0 lead and added an insurance goal later to cruise to an 8-0 victory. “They boys played very hard,” said Crookston Coach Lon Boike. “Pelican Rapids is a very talented team and the top seed for a reason. I was proud of the way the boys played and it will be exciting to see how our young team grows in the offseason.”
Crookston’s season comes to an end with a 1-13 record and they say goodbye to seniors – Evan Christensen, Jack Garmen, Blaine Andringa, George French, and Sam Stewart.
Pelican Rapids improves to 10-4-1 on the year and advances to the Section 8A semi-finals.
7:27 – PR – Sebastian Centeno
13:00 – PR – Oscar Pedroza
17:30 – PR – Sebastian Centeno
32:18 – PR – Mohamed Ahmed
48:00 – PR – Yahir Diaz
49:50 – PR – Sebastian Centeno
54:22 – PR – Suhayb Farah
62:10 – PR – Mohamed Ahmed
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|Arturo Zavala- PR|