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First half goals lead DL over Pirates

Thomas Fritz (7) and Kale Omang (18) celebrate a highlight reel assist by Omang to set up DL's first goal by attacker Cole Metelak in a victory over Crookston Tuesday at home. Robert Williams / Tribune

Detroit Lakes scored all the goals needed in the first half to defeat Lakes to Prairie Conference and Section 8A North rivals Crookston 2-0 Tuesday, Sept. 4 at Rotary Soccer Park.

Both Laker scores came from stout runs into the box.

Kale Omang charged deep into Pirates territory attacking the right post and used a sneaky back kick to set up Cole Metelak with a wide open net and a 1-0 lead midway through the half.

In the waning minutes, Alec Kulasingham was swarmed by Crookston defenders on a run to the left post earning a penalty kick.


Kobe Braukmann took the kick and buried it in the middle of the net for DL’s second tally.

The Lakers controlled play keeping the ball in the attacking zone for much of the game and Crookston struggled to get balls to the net.

Trey Seebold stopped the three Crookston shots on net to record the shutout. DL led in corner kicks 7-4 and had five shots on goal.

The Pirates were shutout for the second straight game and fall to 0-3 on the season.

DL’s victory snapped a three-game skid after a season-opening victory. The Lakers take a 2-3 record into a non-conference game against Section 8A South opponents St. Cloud Apollo Saturday, Sept. 8 at home.

Robert Williams

Sports Editor at the Detroit Lakes Tribune. Williams worked prior as the Sports Editor in Perham for the Focus, a Forum Communications newspaper, from 2010-14. 

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