The Bulldogs varsity girls soccer team swallowed a hard loss Tuesday when the Steamboat Springs Sailors dominated the field without allowing the 'Dogs to score a single point in the 10-0 loss.
With the loss, the Bulldogs fell to 1-5 season record and 0-1 in conference play while the Sailors moved to 1-0 in league play and 4-3 for the season.
"Steamboat Springs is always a tough team," said Bulldogs coach Eric Johnson. "We knew that coming in. However, we are a much better team than what we showed here tonight. We have a few things that we need to work on that we can see from the game and we will try to brush up on that the rest of the week."
The Sailors wasted little time in getting the jump on the Bulldogs. Sailor Liz Masterson scored in the first minute of the game. The Sailors went up 2-0 when Jessica Fritz put the ball in the net in the third minute of the game. Steamboat Springs was just getting warmed up as Andryn Arithson scored at the 10-minute mark giving the visiting team a 3-0 lead. Another goal was made at the 20-minute mark by Nikki Garth.
Anya Allen then scored back to back goals for the Sailors one at the 30-minute mark and one at the 32-minute mark giving Steamboat Springs a commanding 6-0 lead. They pulled ahead 7-0 just before halftime.
"The first half knocked all the girls flat," said Johnson. "They didn't rebound from the rough start like I had wanted. At times we were playing with 10 people at our own end of the field. We weren't trying to produce a offense and that is what killed us. We weren't clicking as a team and we weren't making passes."
The Bulldogs will return to action at 11 a.m. Saturday when they host Eagle Valley at the high school field.
"We have the rest of the week to fix what we have done here today," said Johnson. "We are looking forward to a good game on Saturday."