The Steamboat Springs boys soccer team hadn't played its brand of soccer for more than two games. On Tuesday, Steamboat improved its play but still found itself on the short end of a 4-1 score against Eagle Valley in Eagle.
The Devils scored three first-half goals and added an insurance goal in the second half. Steamboat's lone goal came off senior Alec Nelson's assist to sophomore David Comeau late in the first.
"The first half was the best soccer we've seen in the last 180 minutes," Steamboat coach Rob Bohlmann said. "We had decent flow and good possessions but couldn't find the back of the net."
The Devils scored their first goal 15 minutes in on a goal they earned, Bohlmann said. Eagle Valley added two more goals at about the 30-minute mark on two long shots that cleared the Sailors' goalie.
Comeau got Steamboat on the board with about four minutes left, sending the Sailors into the half feeling good about the way they had played, Bohlmann said.
Steamboat got away from its possession-style of soccer in the second half, however, and never got back into the game after Eagle Valley added its fourth goal.
Steamboat (2-5 overall, 2-4 in the Western Slope League) is back on the road today for a 4 p.m. game against Glenwood Springs at the Colorado Mountain College campus in Glenwood. The junior varsity team plays at 6 p.m.
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