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Lakers bury TRF, downs Crookston

Luke Eggebraaten (left) and Sam Bergren (right), bracket a Thief River Falls player during the Lakers’ 6-0 throttling of the Prowlers last week at the Rotary Soccer Complex. SUBMITTED PHOTO

The Detroit Lakes U-18 boys’ soccer hosted a tournament at the Rotary Soccer Complex Tuesday, with DL going 2-0 on the night.

The Lakers blanked Thief River Falls 6-0 and toppled Crookston 4-2.

DL was able to have an aggressive attack on Thief River Falls, as they popped in two quick goals by Brady Crawford (Sam Bergren assist) and an unassisted effort by Ben Thompson at the two and four minute marks, respectively.

Bryant Windels followed up with an unassisted goal at the 12-minute mark, while Thompson and Crawford put their second goals later on.

Bergren added is second tally at the 37-minute mark with the assist being credited to Colton Friesen.

The Crookston game was much closer, as Bergren opened the scoring five minutes in with Thompson on the assist.

But Crookston tied the game up two minutes later, with Bergren striking again three minutes after.

The Pirates added the tying goal before Crawford went for back-to-back scores with Thompson and Connor Yamane dishing out assists for the 4-2 victory.

“It was a really close first half,” said DL coach Joy Summers. “We were not working together and we weren’t running hard like we normally do.

“The second half was much better, though. We were talking to one another, spreading the field out, making runs, passing well and making plenty of goal scoring chances.

“Unfortunately, we were only able to capitalize on two of those chances, but it was enough for the win because our defense picked up the intensity in the second half.”