Sailors soccer routs Palisade
Steamboat Springs A pair of losses forced the Steamboat Springs High School soccer team to take a back seat last week in the race for the league title. But the Sailors looked like themselves again Saturday, bouncing back with a 7-0 victory against Palisade.
"It was a group thing, and it came at a very good time," Steamboat coach Rob Bohlmann said. "We've really come full circle in the past eight days, and Saturday, we went out and played with a good spirit."
Blake Eddington had a hat trick for the Sailors, and Bohlmann said 16 Steamboat players contributed to the rout. That proved a welcome sign after he said the team splintered in last week's loss at Battle Mountain.
"Last Tuesday, we lost 2-0, but the result was irrelevant to us because we had a lot of dynamics going on within the group. We had a bunch of players that were not playing with honor and certainly didn't play to respect the badge on their jersey," Bohlmann said. "Training toward the end of the week and then the game Saturday really helped us come full circle, and now it's about being back on track and brining the right mentality to the game."
Steamboat (8-2, 5-3) will try to take that attitude into a home game. The Sailors will take another crack at Battle Mountain at 6 p.m. Tuesday.
That game also will mark Youth Soccer Night, with all young soccer players who wear their uniforms getting in free.
Soroco defeated in close games at Vail Mountain
It was another three-game loss for the Soroco High School volleyball team, but coach Kim Reeves said she's hopeful things are getting better.
The Rams lost to Vail Mountain, 25-20, 25-15, 25-19 on Saturday.
"The past couple of weeks, we've been coming out strong in the first game, but we haven't been able to finish. Then, in the second game, we get down on ourselves," Reeves said. "One of our big issues right now is not finishing after we make a few mistakes."
Reeves said a strong offensive game by Katrina Maes and good defense from Lindsay Miles and Sarajane Rossi helped keep the games close. Still, she said the Rams have to eliminate persistent hitting errors if they're to show real improvement this season.
"Our biggest problem right now is hitting errors, hitting it into the net or out of bounds," Reeves said. "We're going to work hard on that this week in practice.
"I keep telling the girls, the whole season is training for districts. They need to keep their heads up and look forward instead of back."
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