Wednesday, November 1, 2000
Steamboat Springs The Steamboat Springs Bombers completed a perfect season last Saturday with a 3-1 win over the Aurora Sting and a 4-1 victory over the Real Colorado team.
"It was pretty impressive going 10-0," co-coach Jamie Jenny said. "This was a great season."
The Steamboat U-12 team played in the East Slope Competitive League against some very strong Front Range programs.
Jenny said the level of soccer in those areas is incredible, with clubs drawing from hundreds of players in the major metropolitan areas.
In the final weekend, the local boys pinned down an undefeated season with two top efforts.
Steamboat's Nick Labor, David Comeau and Kevin King scored in the first game against the Aurora Sting. Comeau and Andrea Aalbu netted the assists.
Then with the winning streak on the line, the Bombers rolled past Real Colorado in a 4-1 contest.
Michael Vandahl-Rinck and Aalbu both scored in the contest. Comeau put the ball in the back of the net twice. Aalbu, Jesse Speare-Schaller and Kris Allen provided the assists.
Jenny and head coach Bryan Bomberg both credited the team's defense for the success on the field this season, saying the Bombers were always in the game.
"If you can keep the other team from scoring or hold them to just one goal, you know you are still in the game," Jenny said. "With this offense, we knew we were going to get a goal."
The defensive front was led by goalkeeper Bjorn Lickteig. Nick Jenny played the sweeper and Lane Shipley and Patrick Dickey played stoppers for the local team.
Zeke Henry, Max Bomberg and Jake Dombrowski played fullback for the team.
"I just can't say enough about those guys," Jenny said. "They were great."
Other Bomber players that stepped in when needed were Cory McConnell, Max Hamil, Tim Ascher and Darby McNamara.
The Bombers finished the competitive season about a week before several other Steamboat teams that are still playing. Several of those teams are also in contention for league titles.
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