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Top 3 performances of the weekend in Routt County high school sports

By the numbers

3 — Goals scored by Steamboat Springs boys lacrosse player Andrew Firestone in the Sailors' season-opening win over the Eagle Valley Devils Friday. Firestone, a senior, scored just six goals all of last year. His hat trick helped lead Steamboat to a 12-goal victory.

0 — Losses through three games for Steamboat Springs girls soccer to start this spring. Steamboat had a solid year last spring with a roster loaded with underclassmen, so it's without much surprise that the Sailors are having early success in 2015. Steamboat hasn't started a season 3-0 since 2012, when the team finished 10-5-1 overall.

2 — Inches away from a 5-foot high jump for Kali Constine in the Soroco track and field team's first meet this winter. Constine was on the Rams' girls basketball team that finished its season less than a week before this past weekend's Rifle Track Invitational, but the tiny junior has picked up where she left off at the high jump pit with a 4-foot-10-inch leap Friday, good enough for second place. Constine took home a bronze medal in last year's 2A state championships with a 5-foot-1-inch jump, so she's right on pace to make more noise on the big stage this May.

Last week's scores

Tuesday

GIRLS SOCCER: Steamboat Springs 3, Summit 2 (OT)

Thursday

GIRLS SOCCER: Steamboat Springs 2, Eagle Valley 1

Friday

BOYS LACROSSE: Steamboat Springs 14, Eagle Valley 2

GIRLS LACROSSE: Fruita Monument 19, Steamboat Springs 0

TRACK & FIELD: Steamboat Springs girls 14th at Rifle Invitational; Soroco girls eighth at Rifle Invitational, Soroco boys 14th at Rifle Invitational; Hayden girls 17th at Rifle Invitational, Hayden boys 16th at Rifle Invitational

Saturday

BASEBALL: Steamboat Springs 8, Rifle 6 (10 innings)

BASEBALL: Rifle 10, Steamboat Springs 9

GIRLS LACROSSE: Grand Junction 15, Steamboat Springs 2

1. Ocoee Wilson anchoring strong start for Sailors girls soccer

Steamboat Springs junior Ocoee Wilson was an easy headline last week. First, in the Sailors’ overtime contest at home against Summit Tuesday, Wilson put in the game-winning penalty kick, a rare feat for a girl who spent the first 80 minutes of the game in the goalkeeper position. Then she was a brick wall Thursday against Eagle Valley, another one-goal win for the Sailors, but this time, she was opening eyes for her impenetrable net presence. Wilson finished with six critical saves.

2. Freshman Tatum Burger makes early statement



Sailors girls tennis player Tatum Burger is young and as soft-spoken as they come but also one of the most intimidating players in Western Slope tennis. She got off to a red-hot start over the weekend at the Western Slope Invitational in Grand Junction from her No. 1 singles slot. After advancing to the semifinals with a convincing win Friday, Burger dropped her Palmer Ridge opponent, 6-1, 6-2, then clinched the singles tourney victory with a thrilling 4-6, 6-4, 10-6 win over Mountain Vista’s Casey Zhong.

3. Steamboat lacrosse cruises by visiting Eagle Valley



Every win is important in Mountain Conference boys lacrosse, especially with the Steamboat Sailors’ early schedule, and the squad wasted little time in getting on the right track Friday. Andrew Firestone, Willy Gunn, Spencer Petersen and Tait Dixson combined to score nine goals in the dominating 14-2 season-opening win. As comfortable as the win was, Steamboat can’t afford to spend much time celebrating with No. 3-ranked Valor Christian coming to town Tuesday.

Quote of the week

Eagle Valley girls soccer coach Stephen Baxter on his team’s inability to get multiple shots by Steamboat Springs goalie Ocoee Wilson in the Sailors’ 2-1 victory over the Devils on Thursday:

“That goalkeeper is phenomenal,” Baxter said. “That’s something I’ve never seen. The scoreboard wouldn’t have read the same if it wasn’t for what she did.”

By the numbers

3 — Goals scored by Steamboat Springs boys lacrosse player Andrew Firestone in the Sailors’ season-opening win over the Eagle Valley Devils Friday. Firestone, a senior, scored just six goals all of last year. His hat trick helped lead Steamboat to a 12-goal victory.

0 — Losses through three games for Steamboat Springs girls soccer to start this spring. Steamboat had a solid year last spring with a roster loaded with underclassmen, so it’s without much surprise that the Sailors are having early success in 2015. Steamboat hasn’t started a season 3-0 since 2012, when the team finished 10-5-1 overall.

2 — Inches away from a 5-foot high jump for Kali Constine in the Soroco track and field team’s first meet this winter. Constine was on the Rams’ girls basketball team that finished its season less than a week before this past weekend’s Rifle Track Invitational, but the tiny junior has picked up where she left off at the high jump pit with a 4-foot-10-inch leap Friday, good enough for second place. Constine took home a bronze medal in last year’s 2A state championships with a 5-foot-1-inch jump, so she’s right on pace to make more noise on the big stage this May.

To reach Ben Ingersoll, call 970-871-4204, email bingersoll@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @BenMIngersoll


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