As the area's all-time leading scorer and all-time leader in saves collided Monday, defense proved it really wins championships.

As the area's all-time leading scorer and all-time leader in saves collided Monday, defense proved it really wins championships.

When Crocker's goalkeeper Rich Heenan met with Osage midfielder Robbie Mueller, Crocker defeated Osage 3-0 on Monday to win its fourth straight district championship, largely in part to the effort of Heenan, who set the career saves mark at … earlier in the season.

Heenan stopped 10 Osage shots, leading the Crocker defense to another shutout victory.

Austin Rogers netted two goals for Crocker and Chance Davis added a third to put the game out of reach.

Crocker lost two games each to Laquey and Osage during the regular season before the district tournament.

"Both teams beat us two times each in the regular season, but Crocker stepped up and won when it counted," said Crocker coach Kevin Zimmerman.

Crocker defeated Laquey 3-2 early in the tournament.