Lacrosse loses three


The Steamboat Springs girls lacrosse team dropped its past three games in Denver.

On April 8, Steamboat lost to George Washington, 12-7. On Saturday, the team turned around and lost to Boulder, 17-3. On Tuesday, Steamboat came up short against Kent Denver, 19-0.

There are no other Western Slope girls lacrosse teams and no state classifications, meaning Steamboat is in the same league as the top programs in the state.

Saturday's game against Boulder featured more of an All-Star game of sorts for the home team.

"(We) tried to stay with Boulder and scored a few early goals. However, with the lack of substitutes, there wasn't enough gas left in the tack to be very effective," Steamboat coach Kevin Nerney said.

Steamboat had a late Friday game and an early junior varsity game Saturday before the varsity matchup.

Up next for Steamboat is its home opener at noon Saturday against Colorado Academy. The game originally was scheduled for April 2, but wet fields and snow moved the game back to Saturday. The game will be at the Steamboat Springs High School field and will follow the girls soccer game between Steamboat and Palisade, which begins at 10 a.m.

---- To reach Melinda Mawdsley call 871-4208

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