Sloppy but successful week |

Sloppy but successful week

Steamboat Springs High School soccer coach Rob Bohlmann returned from a season-opening road trip with mixed emotions.

The coach was happy that Steamboat Springs chalked up wins over Palisade and Delta, but he wasn’t thrilled with the Sailors’ level of play in the opening games.

“We were not very sharp, and at times we were sloppy,” Bohlmann said Monday.

Steamboat opened the season Thursday in Palisade against the Bulldogs.

Steamboat’s Kelly Labor, who finished the weekend with three assists and a goal, gave Steamboat a 1-0 first-half lead. Jessie Dover added another goal in the second half as Steamboat rolled to a 2-0 win.

The team headed to Delta on Friday and collected a 3-0 win over the Panthers. Lindsay Ellis and Dover scored first-half goals with the help of Labor, who was credited with the assists. Ann Barney scored another goal in the second half.

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“The results were nice, but the level of play was not what we expected it to be,” Bohlmann said.

The coach said the team will have two weeks until its next scheduled game against Moffat County on March 27. The game is scheduled as a home game, but weather will play a determining role in where the game is played.

Until then, Bohlmann said the team will work toward a goal of becoming the most physically fit team in the state.

The squad also will work on the basics — something the coach is hoping will lead to more consistent play.

It might be the team’s last chance to get the bugs worked out. After the game against Moffat County, the Sailors’ schedule will pick up considerably. The Sailors will play 11 games between March 30 and April 30.