Steamboat boys lacrosse coach Bob Hiester talks with his team in the waning moments of Saturday’s 9-4 playoff victory against Denver East. The team will travel to face Kent Denver next, playing Wednesday.

Photo by Joel Reichenberger

Steamboat boys lacrosse coach Bob Hiester talks with his team in the waning moments of Saturday’s 9-4 playoff victory against Denver East. The team will travel to face Kent Denver next, playing Wednesday.

Steamboat boys lacrosse draws Kent Denver

Sailors to travel for Wednesday game

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2012 CHSAA boys lacrosse playoffs, Round 2

1 Arapahoe vs.18 Heritage

2 Cherry Creek vs. 17 Air Force

3 Kent Denver vs. 14 Steamboat

4 Columbine vs. 13 Mountain Vista

5 Mullen vs. 12 Wheat Ridge

6 Regis Jesuit 11 Cherokee Trail

7 Rock Canyon 10 Fort Collins

8 Monarch vs. 9 Castle View

Editor's note: The second-round playoff game against Kent Denver has been moved from Wednesday to Tuesday.

Scores from Saturday night lacrosse action helped answer some of the questions that lingered after the Steamboat Springs High School boys team’s exciting 9-4 win against Denver East.

That victory was the first in the playoffs in program history. If the Sailors are to make it 2-0 this postseason, they’ll have their work cut out for them. Steamboat plays on the road against Kent Denver on Tuesday.

Kent Denver is 12-2 on the season and received the third seed in the tournament. Steamboat enters 15-1 and the No. 14 seed.

“We don’t know a lot yet, just that they’re a really good lacrosse team,” Steamboat coach Bob Hiester said. “They’re ranked up there and when you’re in that top rung of the state, you’re well coached with good athletes.”

The teams share just two common opponents. Kent Denver beat Valor Christian, 15-5, and Denver East, 12-2. Steamboat beat Valor, 12-4, and East, 9-4.

Hiester said he’ll tap his sources to learn as much as he can in the next day, but he doesn’t plan on getting carried away worrying about what Kent Denver does and doesn’t do.

“We’re a good lacrosse team, and our guys don’t panic,” he said. “Our whole approach has to be that we’ll go play our game no matter who we play. We’re really looking forward to it.”

The game starts at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday. It initially was scheduled for Wednesday but was moved up a day.

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