Sailors girls soccer host Bulldogs tonight

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What: Steamboat vs. Moffat County girls soccer

When: 7 p.m. today

Where: Gardner Field at Steamboat Springs High School

— It's not a position that's foreign to the Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team.

The Sailors once again are the team to beat.

But as Steamboat re-enters Western Slope League play at 7 p.m. today against rival Moffat County, coach Rob Bohlmann said at this point, the Sailors can't worry about the name of their opponent.

"The consistency of play is key for us," Bohlmann said. "It's going and playing against high-level teams from the Front Range and then in league (play), we can't have that mind shift. It's all about us, and it has nothing to do with who is on the other end."

At the Valor Christian Tournament last weekend, Steamboat certainly showed it could play with some of the top-tier teams in the state. It also showed it's now the team to beat in the league.

Steamboat dropped its opening two games - 2-1 to Centaurus and 3-1 to Ponderosa - before pounding league rival Battle Mountain, 7-1.

Although Bohlmann said the tournament served its purpose of getting the Sailors tough competition, he said he's excited to get back into league play.

"We're hitting the heart of league play," he said. "It's early on, but we understand we're the hunted team. We're undefeated in league. We have to come out and be ready to play sharp. We want to open up with quick starts to each and every game."

Spring teams hit the road

For the rest of the spring teams, it's on the road again.

The Steamboat girls tennis team puts its undefeated dual record on the line this weekend when it continues its torrid schedule against top teams. Steamboat plays at 3:30 p.m. Friday at Columbine and at 10 a.m. Saturday at Poudre. Both opponents are Class 5A competition.

The Steamboat baseball team tries to get back of the right side of things with a doubleheader Saturday at Delta. Steamboat (1-6 overall, 0-2 in league) needs a couple of wins to try to get back into the league race.

The Steamboat boys lacrosse team tries to improve on its Mountain Conference-best 4-0 record with its toughest weekend to date. Steamboat plays at Grand Valley Lightning - a team made up of players from Grand Junction Central, Fruita-Monument, Grand Junction and Palisade high schools - Friday and at Durango on Saturday.

The Steamboat and Soroco track and field teams are at the West Grand meet in Kremmling. The meet will be the first of the year for the Rams.

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