Steamboat lacrosse team travels to Lewis-Palmer

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— Coming off its biggest and most emotional win of the season, the Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team should have no problem getting up for a 2 p.m. game today at Lewis-Palmer.

The Rangers ousted the Sailors in the state playoffs last season, the first time Steamboat had qualified for the postseason.

“There is definitely some motivation there,” Steamboat coach Bob Hiester said.

Steamboat, 5-1 overall and 4-0 in the Mountain Conference, is coming off one of its best performances of the season against Summit. In that game, the Sailors controlled the ball for a better portion of the game.

Although Lewis-Palmer has struggled to a 1-5 record this season, Hiester said the Rangers are still a good team that sees top competition regularly.

For his team, Hiester said Steamboat has to keep dominating possession and work on fixing small problems.

“When we talk about (playoff) seeding, success against some Front Range teams is important,” Hiester said. “And for us, of major importance is to just continue what we’re doing.”

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