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Bemidji High School soccer: Girls host Crookston, boys visit EGF

Soccer is king of the Bemidji High School sports schedule today.

The girls are home against Crookston in a 4:30 game while the boys travel to East Grand Forks.

Both are Lakes to Prairie Conference contests.

Both teams hope to continue their winning ways.

The girls carry a 3-1 mark into their game, their only setback a 4-2 loss to Moorhead when the Spuds scored two late goals to break a 2-2 tie.

Bemidji rebounded from that loss to trim Detroit Lakes 3-2 in overtime and lift its LTP record to 2-0. The Jacks' Tuesday game at East Grand Forks was rained out and will be replayed later.

Crookston swept last year's two meetings 3-1 and 2-1. 

The Pirates have dropped their first two starts this year 7-0 to East Grand Forks and 6-1 to St. John's Prep.

Bemidji hopes to keep the Pirates winless today.

The game has been advanced 30 minutes from its original starting time at Crookston's request.

Nicole Ramos will be in goal once again. She kicked back 26 shots at DL to preserve the Bemidji lead and now shows 56 in four contests, one of which (Walker-Hackensack-Akeley) she had no stops to make.

Caitlin Blotske, Erin Booth and Andrea Hanson continue to pace a balanced scoring attack with five points. Bronwyn Boyd leads in goals scored with four and Hanson in assists with the same number.

The JV brings a 1-2 mark to its game, losing at DL 2-1 in its last start. Whitney Morin will handle the goalkeeping.

Tougher test

The boys face a tougher test today at East Side.

The Wave is 3-0, pressed only by Visitation in a 5-3 victory. The other two were 6-0 over St. John's and 7-0 Tuesday over Crookston.

Bemidji is also unbeaten at 3-0-1, the tie coming at DL.. The Jacks led Grand Rapids 1-0 Thursday at the 32-minute mark when a lightning storm ended the game prematurely. It may not be rescheduled.

Max Hazelton was the biggest loser, having tallied the Bemidji goal on a 40-yard bomb from outside the box.

Rylee Curb leads the scoring with eight points to Hazelton's five. Curb's seven goals top the list while five players show two assists.

Kevin Larson will tend goal with 28 saves on 32 shots faced for an 87.5 saves percentage.

Bemidji and EGF met only once last year and battled to a 1-1 tie. The Wave managed only three shots on goal in that game.

Jeff Mitchell's JV brings a 2-0-2 record to its game, blanking Walker 4-0 in its last start with Carl Graefe and David Wyllie splitting goal tending duties. Graefe has worked the second half of the varsity game, a 9-0 victory. making the only Jacks stop of the game.