Steamboat soccer opens season with win |

Steamboat soccer opens season with win

— The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team got the best start it could have imagined to the start of its season, scoring three quick goals en route to a 5-4 season-opening victory Thursday against Glenwood Springs.

“For us to start the game the way we did, that shows the level of excitement and readiness this group had,” Steamboat coach Rob Bohlmann said.

Steamboat led 3-0 after 10 minutes then scored two of the next three goals, as well, taking a 5-1 lead into the mid-portion of the second half.

Glenwood mounted a late, stiff comeback, scoring three goals in one 13-minute span, but the Sailors steadied themselves and finished strong.

“We really had reeled everything back in defensively and gotten things together and were able not only to stop their momentum, but get some opportunities to possess the ball and create some counterattacks,” Bohlmann said. “Games can go helter skelter pretty quickly. It’s about how quickly you can deal with the chaos and reel it back in.”

Tuesday, Steamboat was able to reel it back in just in time.

Bohlmann said the rash of Glenwood goals didn’t define the performance from Steamboat’s keeper, Ocoee Wilson, who he said played a very strong game.

Kelly Pertix scored twice for the Sailors while Jordi Floyd, Brooke Buchanan and Megan Williams each scored once. Pertix, Buchanan, Mackenzie Gansmann and Eliza Leeson all had assists.

Steamboat next plays at 6 p.m. Tuesday at home against Summit.

To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253, email or follow him on Twitter @JReich9

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