Detroit Lakes defeated the Crookston Pirates for the second time this season rebounding from an early Pirates goal to win 2-1 Tuesday, Sept. 17 in a Section 8A-North matchup at Rotary Soccer Park.
Jacob Brunell gave the visitors the lead two minutes into the game scoring off a feed from Noah Kiel.
Laker junior and midfielder Austin Miller knotted the score at one goal each scoring in the 10th minute from a Lucas Schwan assist.
Both teams played through yellow cards in a physical first half.
All three goals came in the opening 40 minutes as well.
Thomas Fritz was the benefactor of Crookston's defensive positioning in the 37th minute scoring the game-winner unassisted.
Both teams continued the physical brand of play in the second half. The Lakers made Crookston keeper Kaleb Thingelstad work in net making 13 saves.
Alec Kulasingham got the nod in net for the Lakers making six stops and showcasing a throw that allowed the Lakers to get up the field quickly when necessary.
Crookston remained winless on the season at 0-8. Detroit Lakes halted a six-match skid to improve to 2-6.
Spuds sweep home and away matches
The Lakers faced Moorhead in a home and away double dip with both boys and girls teams Thursday, Sept. 19.
The Spud boys defeated the Lakers 3-1 at Rotary Soccer Park.
The DL girls had no answer for Spuds' senior attacker Lauren Hodny.
Hodny scored 20 seconds into the game on the way to a hat trick in a 6-1 Spuds' victory in Moorhead.
The Laker boys (2-7) are on the road this weekend to face Fergus Falls Saturday, Sept. 21 at 1 p.m. The DL girls (2-6-1) host the Otters (5-5) at Rotary Park in a 1 p.m. game.