By Chris Larson
The Grand Forks KnightRiders were able to get back on the win track Monday night in a rescheduled game against Crookston, taking down the Pirates 7-1 at Eagles Arena.
"Tonight was a great team win, after some tough games in the past couple of weeks," head coach Alex Hedlund said.
Jessica Lee's goal at 13:02 of the second period was the beginning of a six goal onslaught by the KnightRiders.
"We started slow, but came out hard in the second and took the game over," Hedlund said.
Shaley Richards got the KnightRiders on the board first at the 10:51 mark of the first period, and the Pirates were able to counter less than two minutes later with a goal by Nora Peterson.
Morgan Stenseth scored twice, and Kylie Autrey, Skylarr Boespflug and Lauren Robinson each scored once.
"It was nice to see six different goal scorers as well,," Hedlund said.
For Robinson, it was her first career goal as a KnightRider.
"That was a fun way to end the game," Hedlund said.
Kendra Nordick finished with 11 saves, and probably one of the biggest plays of the night was by Nordick.
Midway through the game, the Pirates were coming down the ice on a breakaway, Nordick came out of her net and stopped the Pirate player from advancing--leaving her net wide open. The freshman goaltender was able to regain things and get back to the net before a Crookston chance came to be.
The KnightRiders will head out west this weekend.