Sailors boys lacrosse hopes to build on Friday’s success |

Sailors boys lacrosse hopes to build on Friday’s success

— It wasn't just the score that impressed Steamboat Springs High School boys lacrosse coach Bob Hiester on Friday night. His squad easily dispatched Golden, with just one win this season, running away with a game that never was close, 14-0.

Hiester said it was the way his team built that lopsided advantage that left him eager for Saturday's matchup against a far stronger opponent: Cheyenne Mountain.

"We had just a great distribution of scoring and half our goals were assisted," Hiester said. "Our defense played really strong. They only took eight shots. They weren't a high-caliber team, but that all speaks to the level we're playing at right now."

Steamboat, 7-2, split its goals among nine players. Peter White, Dane Dixson, Ben Wharton, Mitch McCannon and Christian Ramirez all scored two, and Thomas Tarcha, Tyler Scott, Jesse Draper and Erik Sobeck each scored one. Wharton and Tarcha had two assists, and White, Ramirez and Draper each had one.

"We hope the team play carries over. We are a very unselfish lacrosse team, and we move the ball really well. We need to continue to do that," Hiester said.

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