Steamboat girls soccer falls in Broomfield

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— The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team played well for one half Tuesday at Broomfield before falling, 5-0, in the first round of the Class 4A playoffs.

The 29th-seeded Sailors played well in the first 40 minutes, which included several opportunities to take a lead.

Even with Steamboat playing well, Broomfield was able to take a 1-0 lead into halftime. Bohlmann said the Sailors were able to play compact early on and spring numbers forward. He said the team caught Broomfield off guard several times with good numbers, but it never was able to capitalize.

“It was 1-0 at the end of the half when in reality it could have been 2-1 for us,” Steamboat coach Rob Bohlmann said. “We won the first half and played very well. We get into the second half and it was a situation where Broomfield able to be very opportunistic on some mistakes we made.”

Bohlmann said the Sailors didn’t play with the same sense of urgency in the second half and fell back on their heels.

“We lacked that edge,” he said.

The loss ends the season for Steamboat. Bohlmann said the season has to be remembered for how the Sailors fought through the final third of the season. After falling to Glenwood Springs and Battle Mountain late, Steamboat needed a win against Palisade on Friday.

The Sailors got a 3-0 decision and secured a playoff spot.

“We have to remember the way the group dug themselves out in the final third of the season and put it together,” he said. “It’s really how the seniors need to remember the season and how the returners need to as we look forward.”

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

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