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Steamboat soccer, Soroco volleyball earn wins

Austin Colbert

— Until this weekend, the Steamboat Springs High School boys’ soccer team hasn’t had to deal with the mental strain of a low scoring game. Fresh off a 6-1 win at Palisade on Friday, the Sailors responded with their first shutout of the season, a 1-0 win at Delta on Saturday.

“Today was a hard-fought one,” SSHS soccer coach Rob Bohlmann said. “Our boys really kind of had their backs to the wall and did a great job.”

Steamboat went through a bit of a roster shake up Saturday, with six varsity players sitting out after “breaking athletic code,” and three more leaving the game due to injury. However, with a few junior varsity players stepping in and Andrew McCawley’s shutout performance in goal (11 saves), SSHS was able to hold on for its fourth win of the season.

The Sailors’ lone goal came about 10 minutes into the game from Cruz Archuleta, his ninth of the young season.

“We come back home with two wins, and we are really proud of the group to get it done,” Bohlmann said of the weekend road trip.

As for the missing players, Bohlmann said it’s something they’ll have to look into in the coming days. The Sailors (4-1) will host Summit on Tuesday, the first of four consecutive homes matches.

Soroco volleyball sweeps way to win

Barely 24 hours after a convincing 3-0 win at Hayden, the Soroco High School girls’ volleyball team kept the momentum going with another 3-0 win, this time on the road at Plateau Valley on Saturday.

Set scores were 25-15, 25-18, 25-20.

“I think a key was our blocking on the net — it took their hitters out of their game,” Soroco coach Jeannie Jo Logan said via a text message. “We brought a tough offense and backed it up with a great defense, and the girls are really forming a cohesiveness with each other. I was so proud of them today.”

Soroco, now 4-1, will next play at Vail Mountain on Tuesday, with its home opener coming Friday against North Park in Oak Creek.

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