Double overtime again dooms Steamboat soccer
September 12, 2013
Steamboat Springs — For the Steamboat Springs High School soccer team, three of the past four games have gone to double overtime.
But under sloppy weather conditions, the Sailors dropped a 2-1 double-overtime league contest at Summit.
After four games in Steamboat's opening week of the season, the Sailors got a much-needed rest before traveling to Summit. Despite what coach Rob Bohlmann described as a "hard-fought loss," he said the team morale still is high.
"Definitely there was disappointment because they care, but they put in a hard-fought effort and they will regroup," Bohlmann said.
The Sailors jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the first half when Carter Kounovsky found the back of the net off a Jack Salyer assist. But with just a few minutes remaining in the half, Summit scored the equalizer.
A no-goal second half and first overtime was ended after a scrum at the net was poked in by Summit in double overtime. The pouring rain resulted in extra bounces and sliding conditions, Bohlmann said, and Summit capitalized on the opportunity.
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“It was a really scrappy game in a constant rain," Bohlmann said. "Both sides had to really deal with the extra skips and bounces."
Steamboat (3-2 overall) will travel to Palisade on Saturday to take on the Bulldogs. The Sailors' next home game is Sept. 19 against Glenwood Springs.