Steamboat girls soccer downs Colorado Academy, 2-0

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— The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team continued its hot start to the season, picking up a 2-0 win in the championship round of the Colorado Academy soccer tournament. 

Steamboat got a pair of early goals and played tough in the second half in downing the host school. 

“First and foremost, as we addressed with the girls, when you’re playing in a tournament and you’re playing your third game in three days, the psychological component is so important,” Steamboat coach Rob Bohlmann said. “You’re beat up and tired. You have to get over that hump and try and continue to play hard and sharp. You have to continue to play smart.”

After Colorado Academy controlled play in the first 10 minutes, Steamboat earned a corner kick on a counter attack. 

Alice Holmquist served a ball that Sarah White knocked in for a 1-0 lead. 

Then, just minutes later, Holmquist got the ball deep again and served a ball to the back post, where Kelbi Rogers gave the Sailors a 2-0 lead. 

From there, Steamboat’s defense took over in the second half. Led by Megan Stabile, Steamboat limited Colorado Academy’s chances in the second half. 

“She really gave one of those efforts that inspired her teammates,” Bohlmann said about Stabile.

Steamboat, now 4-0 to open the season, next plays at 6 p.m. Thursday at home against chief rival Battle Mountain. 

The winner should have a leg up in the always interesting race for the Western Slope League title. 

To reach Luke Graham, call 970-871-4229 or email lgraham@SteamboatToday.com

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