Defenders Penn Lukens and Alex Elliott try to regain possession of the ball in the game against Eagle Valley. Steamboat won, 18-2.

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Defenders Penn Lukens and Alex Elliott try to regain possession of the ball in the game against Eagle Valley. Steamboat won, 18-2.

Steamboat boys lacrosse beats Eagle Valley

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— Even after a five-hour bus trip, the Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team continued its tear through the Mountain Conference, easily beating Eagle Valley, 18-2, on Saturday.

Steamboat left Colorado Springs after a victory against Air Academy on Friday and didn’t arrive in Eagle Valley until 1 a.m.

It didn’t seem to have too much of an effect.

The Sailors jumped out to an 11-0 lead in the first half and led 16-1 through three quarters.

Steamboat’s offensive balance continued with eight players scoring, including 16 assists on the 18 goals.

Christian Ramirez led the way with five goals. Ben Wharton had four, John Wharton had three and Tyler Scott had two. Jackson Perry, Jace Worden, Logan Banning and Mike Lekarczyk each scored one goal.

“I think we’re in a good space right now,” Steamboat coach Bob Hiester said. “We know we can be really good. We have to maintain a high level.”

Steamboat (5-1) next plays at 4 p.m. Tuesday at home against Summit.

It will be the Sailors’ first home game of the year and their first challenge in the Mountain Conference.

“That’s a good test for us,” Hiester said. “They are a cut above the rest in the Mountain Conference.”

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