Sailors run out of luck

Boys lacrosse falls in double OT

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— The Steamboat Springs boys lacrosse team ran out of St. Patrick's Day luck in its game Saturday against Green Mountain.

The Sailors lost 6-5 in double overtime. Steamboat had secured a 3-1 lead and gave up four goals in the fourth quarter - the last of which Green Mountain scored with 32 seconds to go in regulation.

But senior midfielder Sean Forney had the last shot. Forney drove from the top of the box off a right-side sweep, beat his man and buried a low bounce-shot with less than a second to go.

"I was seriously worried they were going to call it back," Steamboat coach Bob Hiester said.

The game was held scoreless for the first and much of the second four-minute, sudden death overtime period, until Green Mountain scored with a minute to go in the second.

"We had two nice opportunities on good possessions, but the goalie made saves on two nice shots," Hiester said.

Steamboat goalie Scot Forney had a few brilliant saves of his own, notching four of his staggering 22 saves in extra time.

Hiester also credited the play of defenseman Joey Melius in holding Green Mountain's No. 1 attackman scoreless. Sean Forney scored two goals for the Sailors and Kevin Bertrand, Chase Grippa and Grant Ehrick each added one. Grippa and Tyler Ostrom each had an assist as well.

"We're gaining ground, it's just hard to come away without the win," Hiester said. "Overall, the best game we've played so far."

The Sailors couldn't put together as many quality quarters of play in their Friday game. Steamboat lost, 15-4, to Monarch after Hiester said his team gave up 6 unanswered goals in the first quarter and then five in the third.

"We're just giving away too much and not making them work for it," Hiester said.

Scot Forney stopped eight shots in the effort and Grippa, Sean Forney, Bertrand and Ehrick scored for Steamboat.

Steamboat plays Summit at 3:30 p.m., Friday at Gardner Field.

- To reach Dave Shively, call 871-4253

or e-mail dshively@steamboatpilot.com

Dave Shively

Pilot & Today Staff

Steamboat Springs

The Steamboat Springs boys lacrosse team ran out of St. Patrick's Day luck in its game Saturday against Green Mountain.

The Sailors lost 6-5 in double overtime. Steamboat had secured a 3-1 lead and gave up four goals in the fourth quarter - the last of which Green Mountain scored with 32 seconds to go in regulation.

But senior midfielder Sean Forney had the last shot. Forney drove from the top of the box off a right-side sweep, beat his man and buried a low bounce-shot with less than a second to go.

"I was seriously worried they were going to call it back," Steamboat coach Bob Hiester said.

The game was held scoreless for the first and much of the second four-minute, sudden death overtime period, until Green Mountain scored with a minute to go in the second.

"We had two nice opportunities on good possessions, but the goalie made saves on two nice shots," Hiester said.

Steamboat goalie Scot Forney had a few brilliant saves of his own, notching four of his staggering 22 saves in extra time.

Hiester also credited the play of defenseman Joey Melius in holding Green Mountain's No. 1 attackman scoreless. Sean Forney scored two goals for the Sailors and Kevin Bertrand, Chase Grippa and Grant Ehrick each added one. Grippa and Tyler Ostrom each had an assist as well.

"We're gaining ground, it's just hard to come away without the win," Hiester said. "Overall, the best game we've played so far."

The Sailors couldn't put together as many quality quarters of play in their Friday game. Steamboat lost, 15-4, to Monarch after Hiester said his team gave up 6 unanswered goals in the first quarter and then five in the third.

"We're just giving away too much and not making them work for it," Hiester said.

Scot Forney stopped eight shots in the effort and Grippa, Sean Forney, Bertrand and Ehrick scored for Steamboat.

Steamboat plays Summit at 3:30 p.m., Friday at Gardner Field.

- To reach Dave Shively, call 871-4253

or e-mail dshively@steamboatpilot.com

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