Sailors sink Bulldogs

Round one goes to the Steamboat Springs Sailors varsity boys soccer team.

The Sailors scored four goals in the first half and three in the second to post a 7-0 victory over the Moffat County High School varsity soccer team Thursday at Loudy-Simpson Park.

Steamboat Springs improved its record to 4-3 overall and 1-0 in conference play, while the Bulldogs dropped to 1-4 overall and 0-1 in league play.

"We didn't come to play," said Bulldogs coach Eric Johnson. "We didn't play as a team and that's about all I can say about the game."

Meanwhile, Sailors coach Rob Bohlmann praised his players' effort in the contest.

"We are really happy with the way we played today," said Bohlmann. "We have a good group of kids and they are working really hard. It's nice start conference season with a win."

Johnson said he has a lot of respect for the Sailors and their coach.

"Steamboat Springs is a solid team and Rob is an excellent coach," said Johnson. "He has been over there for years. He has a lot of talent on the team and he puts the team together well."

In the game, the Sailors took control of the game early as Mike Winn made it a 1-0 lead after 4 minutes of play. Steamboat Springs scored four minutes later when Andrew Johnson headed the ball in from 5 yards out.

The Sailors took a 3-0 lead after Ty Lewis found the back of the net at the 18-minute mark.

"I think those first goals we got in the first half set the tone in the beginning," said Bohlmann.

Steamboat Springs put the game out of reach at the end of the first half when Darren Lucas made it 4-0.

"We have to let this game go," said Johnson. "We need to get back on track Saturday, because it's another league game. We need to start picking up league games here or we are going to get bumped out of state."

The Bulldogs varsity team will host Glenwood Springs at 11 a.m. at Loudy-Simpson Park. The junior varsity team will play after the varsity at 1 p.m.

"I know that Glenwood Springs likes to have a lot of fast breaks on the side of the field. We will try to shut that down and just play our game," said Johnson. "Hopefully, the team will come to play on Saturday. If they play as a team then we will win. If they show up like they did today, we know what the outcome will be."

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