Boys lacrosse blasts Eagle Valley, home contests up next

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— Through adverse weather and a snow-packed field, the Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse team had no problem making quick work against Eagle Valley on Thursday night.

The Sailors, playing in their final road test before a long stretch of home games, dismantled the Devils, 22-0.

“It was a pretty eventful day,” Steamboat coach Jay Lattimore said. “We played on a snow-covered field but they played through the adversity. They obviously played well.”

Seniors Ben Wharton and Peter White combined for nine of Steamboat’s goals. Wharton added four assists and White tacked on three more. Erik Sobeck added two goals and sophomore Joe DeLine, playing in his first varsity game of the season, won every faceoff, Lattimore said.

With the win, Steamboat opens the 2014 season 5-0 with an average margin of victory of 12.8 goals per contest.

But the easier part of the schedule is over, Lattimore said, with home dates against Battle Mountain on Saturday and Thompson Valley on Monday.

“More or less, we’re really excited to have some home games,” Lattimore said. “The next four are at home so we’re really excited to finally have a change to get some good competition on our home field. It’s the biggest part of our season.”

Saturday’s game against Battle Mountain at Gardner Field starts at 11 a.m.

To reach Ben Ingersoll, call 970-871-4204, email bingersoll@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @BenMIngersoll

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