Steamboat Springs Lacrosse coach Jenn Kirkpatrick felt like her girls could have won Tuesday's game against Thomas Jefferson High School.
But sometimes feelings can be wrong.
"It was ours to win or lose," Kirkpatrick said. "We needed to come out with more intensity, and we needed to show more hustle. I definitely think we could have played better."
Unfortunately, despite four
goals from senior Maria Heilner, Steamboat lost, 16-6, in Denver.
"We did a couple of good things, but all in all, we didn't play as well as we could have," Kirkpatrick said.
Heilner provided the bulk of Steamboat's offense in the game, but the team also got scores from freshman Hannah Poland and senior Kelsey Pal. Kirkpatrick awarded the game ball to sophomore Amber Sachs who stood out in the Steamboat loss.
"She always came up with the ball. She made great passes and out-hustled everybody," Kirkpatrick said. "She was a bright spot today."
Steamboat faces Kent Denver on Saturday at Gardner Field. The Sailors are 2-8 on the season.
The match begins at 3 p.m.