Photo by Brian Ray
Steamboat's Elise Anderson, right, handles the ball during the Sailors' game against Glenwood Springs at Gardner Field on Tuesday afternoon. The Sailors defeated Glenwood, 2-1.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Boys lacross picks up another win
The Steamboat boys lacrosse team picked up its second win of the year Tuesday, dominating Conifer 13-1.
The Sailors got goals from seven different players and led 13-1 at halftime before coach Bob Hiester took out the starters. Goalie Scot Forney had to make only four saves. Steamboat (2-3) continues play at 6 p.m. Friday at Englewood.
Steamboat Springs Two late goals by sophomore Kiersten Henry - including one in the last minute of overtime - led the Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team to its second league win of the year, downing Glenwood Springs, 2-1, on Tuesday at Gardner Field.
"Soccer is an interesting game for sure," Steamboat coach Rob Bohlmann said. "I think we had a good attack, but we struggled to make that final punch."
The two teams went into the second half scoreless. Glenwood had several opportunities, including two point-blank attempts in the 35th minute that Steamboat goalkeeper Hanna Berglund turned away.
Glenwood finally figured out Berglund in the 53rd minute when Kendall Strautman took advantage of a turnover inside the Steamboat zone. Strautman took the ball along the right side and beat Berglund on a well-placed shot to the left corner of the goal.
Berglund "made some great saves," said Glenwood coach Bryan Stoltzfuz, whose team was enjoying playing outside for the second time this year because of the snow. "I think we were outplaying them for a lot of the game. But that's a good, skilled team."
Steamboat started to press in the last 15 minutes of regulation. The Sailors had ripped off nine shots before Henry's first goal in the 71st minute. McKenzie Worden crossed the ball to Henry atop the left side of the box, and she pounded it inside the right corner of the net.
In overtime, Henry again found herself at the top of the box with a chance. This time her shot slid just inside the left post, giving the Sailors the win.
"Our team fought hard," Stoltzfuz said. "We were still figuring out positions and learning as we played. But I'm very proud."
The win puts Steamboat at 2-1 in the Western Slope League and got the team over its scoreless drought. Including Saturday's 2-0 loss against Battle Mountain, Steamboat had gone more than 150 minutes without a goal.
Still, Bohlmann said he knew the Sailors would come around.
"A lot of perseverance will go a long way," he said. "Kiersten was brilliant in that, but there was perseverance in all the girls and the way they played."
Steamboat next plays at 4 p.m. Friday at Delta. The team comes back the next day for an 11 a.m. game at Palisade.