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Steamboat soccer beats Palisade, 3-1

— The Steamboat Springs girls soccer team didn’t wallow too long after a disappointing 3-1 loss to Battle Mountain on Thursday. In fact, Steamboat wasted no time getting back on track in its game Saturday at Palisade, scoring two minutes into the game and then extending the lead, 4-1, for the win.

“We can’t waste energy on negativity – we’re taking components where we’re lacking and improving on a daily basis,” Steamboat coach Rob Bohlmann said.

Miranda Schrock opened the Sailors’ scoring with an unassisted goal and then added another, 30 minutes into the game, off a cross from Lauren Letson.

“We tried to possess the ball, move it well and keep it simple,” Bohlmann said.

Up 2-0, Steamboat added another goal five minutes into the second half from Heidi Wernig.

“She had the ball in the middle third of the field and went on a long attack,” Bohlmann said. “She took it herself, got behind the defense, got through, the goalie came out and she had a nice, composed finish – textbook.”

Palisade got on the board shortly afterward, capitalizing on the Steamboat defense’s inability to clear a loose ball centered off a Palisade corner kick.

Shannon King added a fourth goal to seal the Steamboat win after Mandi DeVos served a ball the Palisade goalie could not handle, and King was able to punch it in.

“It was a consistent effort for the whole group,” Bohlmann said, looking ahead to the next challenge of matching the group’s effort with consistent ball control and possessions throughout the game.

The win puts Steamboat at 3-1 on the season. It next hosts Rifle at 4 p.m. Tuesday at Gardner Field.

– To reach Dave Shively, call 871-4253

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