Devils fall to Sailors

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Welcome to the Class 4A Western Slope League, Eagle Valley.

On Saturday, behind goals from six players, the Steamboat Springs girls soccer team continued its dominance in a 7-1 victory against new league member Eagle Valley.

"I'd say we tripled them up in shots on goal," Sailors assistant coach Danny Tebbenkamp said.

The victory keeps Steamboat undefeated this season at 8-0 overall and 7-0 in league play. The Sailors remain the team to beat as the second half of league play opens next week.

Sophomore goalkeeper Shann-on King picked up the win in net for Steamboat, playing most of the game Saturday.

Senior Kirsten Ryan, the regular starter in goal, took advantage of her time on the field, scoring one of Steamboat's season-high seven goals. The Sailors' previous best was six goals against Palisade.

In the lopsided win in Gypsum, junior Ann Barney scored twice. Seniors Lindsay Ellis and Nicole Balvanz each scored a goal, as did juniors Kelly Labor and Jessie Dover.

This season, Steamboat has outscored its opponents 30-4.

Steamboat's next game is scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday against Moffat County. The game is supposed to be played in Steamboat, but Tebbenkamp said it likely will be moved to Craig because of field conditions here.

Steamboat open-ed the season with a 3-1 victory against Moffat County, the closest a game between the rivals has been in years.

-- To reach Melinda Mawdsley call 871-4208 or e-mail mmawdsley@steamboatpilot.com

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