Windsor springs upset against Sailors boys lacrosse
March 19, 2016
Steamboat Springs — Of the two teams playing lacrosse Saturday, Windsor was simply more battle-tested than Steamboat Springs, and it paid off.
The Wizards used a big second-half spurt to pull away from the Sailors for a 14-10 win at Gardner Field.
"There wasn't too much bad in this game," SSHS coach Jay Lattimore said. "It's just building on what we did — seeing a good team that's seen some good games already this year."
Windsor, 3-0 and ranked No. 9 in Class 4A in the preseason poll, was coming off a Thursday upset of preseason No. 2 Valor Christian, 6-4. On the other hand, the No. 7-ranked Sailors hadn't played since their season-opening win over Fruita Monument last weekend.
The teams were in a dead heat most of the game, tied 6-6 at halftime and 7-7 early in the third quarter. Then, Windsor went on a 6-0 run that stretched into the fourth quarter; a pair of subsequent Steamboat goals proved too little, too late.
The game was a rematch of last year's 4A first-round state tournament game, also a Windsor victory.
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"They are a good team," Lattimore said. "They had the momentum at the end of the game and were able to get a couple of goals in on us. Hats off to them. They played a great game. Our guys definitely have some work to do."
Drew Williamson led the Sailors with four goals, while Davis Petersen had three. Lattimore also pointed out the solid play of goalie Connor Smith, typically a reserve who was called into action Saturday.
Steamboat (1-1) is off until Friday when it hosts Vail Mountain at Gardner Field.