Lacrosse continues hot streak with 13-1 win against Glenwood

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— Playing on a natural grass surface for the first time this year, the Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team continued its torrid roll Saturday, easily beating Glenwood Springs, 13-1.

The Sailors, now 9-0 overall and in first place in the Mountain Conference, got three goals from Brian Bertrand and two goals apiece from Andrew White and Tyler Samlowski.

Also scoring for Steamboat were Chase Grippa, Garret Ehrick, Drew Ruff, Jack Spady, Ian Anderson and Stephen Shenfield.

"I didn't think we played particularly well," Steamboat coach Bob Hiester said. "But we got a good balance of scoring and the defense played well only allowing the one goal."

Despite blustery conditions, Hiester said Steamboat maintained possession for most of the day. After Glenwood made an initial run early in the game, Steamboat took control of the contest.

With the natural grass surface that was relatively muddy after recent rains, Hiester said picking up ground balls became somewhat of a problem.

Now, Steamboat prepares for its busiest week of the season so far. Starting Monday, Steamboat plays four games in four days. The week will determine if Steamboat is crowned as inaugural Mountain Conference champions.

Steamboat plays at Battle Mountain on Monday, home against Battle Mountain on Tuesday, home against Grand Valley on Wednesday and at Eagle Valley on Thursday. The team was supposed to also play Durango next week, but the Demons have forfeited that game.

Hiester said despite the team's hot start, it's important that the team does not get ahead of itself with the playoffs on the horizon.

"It's one game at a time," Hiester said. "We try to stress rest and recuperation. We either get better or stay worse. You don't stay the same. We can always get better."

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