Steamboat boys soccer takes first win of the season |

Steamboat boys soccer takes first win of the season

Steamboat Springs High School boys soccer player Reece John heads the ball toward the goal during a game against Vail Mountain. The team took a victory in their first game of the 2022 season against Evergreen High School on Saturday, August 20.
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The Steamboat Springs boys soccer team started their season on the right foot with a 1-0 victory over Evergreen High School on Saturday, Aug. 20.

The Sailors scored the lone goal in the first half of the affair and were able to hold a strong defensive front, keeping Evergreen out of the net for the first 40 minutes of play.

Just four minutes into the second half, play was suspended due to thunderstorms in the area and the game was called almost two hours later. 

Head coach, Rob Bohlmann, explained that the technical rule says if a game is suspended due to weather during the regular season after the full first half is played, then the game stands. 

Bohlmann forwarded that Evergreen’s athletic director said the remaining 36 minutes of the game has the potential to be resumed if the two teams can squeeze it into the tight schedule of the soccer season. 

Bohlmann was impressed with the first 46 minutes of the game but wishes they were able to get the full 80 minutes in to truly measure themselves. 

“We defended really well and with one of our senior center backs not able to play, some adjustments were made in the back and we were very well organized,” Bohlmann said. “Fantastic goalkeeping from Charlie Welch, we attacked relentlessly and were able to find that first goal.”

The team is back in action on Tuesday, Aug. 23 for another away game against Glenwood Springs at 6:00 p.m.

That will be the Sailors’ first test in league play while they currently sit 1-0 in non-conference games.

Steamboat Springs 1, Evergreen 0
SS 1 0 – 1
E 0 0 – 0

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