Wednesday, October 25, 2000
Steamboat Springs The Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer team rolled through the regional playoffs Saturday by blowing away the Brighton Bulldogs in an 8-0 contest at Dudley field.
But the local team is still waiting to hear the details of its first state playoff game, which is expected to take place this Saturday.
"I would hate to speculate," Sailors coach Rob Bohlmann said when asked if his squad would be at home this weekend. "There are a couple of games left to be played, and we expect to know who we will be playing sometime Thursday afternoon."
The wait is because several regional playoff games were set to be played Tuesday and today of this week. After that, the remaining 16 teams will be seeded based on a vote by other coaches in the state. Bohlmann said record, strength of record and a teams reputation in the state will be deciding factors.
Bohlmann said Steamboat's record without two forfeits handed down last week for playing an academically ineligible player earlier in the year should ensure a pretty good seed but it's always tough to tell what is going to happen or how the two forfeits might be factored.
Steamboat is 7-3 in conference play after the forfeits and 10-4-1 overall.
"They let us turn in our (12-2-1) record before the forfeits and said that they will take that into consideration before seeding," Bohlmann said. "I don't expect the forfeits to have that big of an impact."
Steamboat's Mike Rinn scored four goals against Brighton. Jason Sirios, Bean Beall, Jonathan Olinger and Zach Murphy also netted goals.