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Steamboat stifles MCHS soccer team’s offense, sweeps season series

Joshua Gordon
Amanda Brewer, a Moffat County High School senior, kicks the ball up-field Wednesday against Steamboat Springs High School at Loudy-Simpson Park. The Bulldogs had good looks at the goal, but couldn’t find the back of the net, falling 2-0.
Joshua Gordon

Box score from the Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team’s game Wednesday against Steamboat Springs High School:

(Team — 1st half — 2nd half — final)

Moffat County — 0 — 0 — 0

Steamboat — 2 — 0 — 2





Amanda Brewer, a Moffat County High School senior, kicks the ball up-field Wednesday against Steamboat Springs High School at Loudy-Simpson Park. The Bulldogs had good looks at the goal, but couldn’t find the back of the net, falling 2-0.
Joshua Gordon

Box score from the Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team’s game Wednesday against Steamboat Springs High School:

(Team — 1st half — 2nd half — final)

Moffat County — 0 — 0 — 0

Steamboat — 2 — 0 — 2



More shots on goal couldn’t yield a better result for the Moffat County High School girls varsity soccer team Wednesday.

Playing Western Slope League rival Steamboat Springs at Loudy-Simpson Park, the Bulldogs more than tripled their shot attempts from the two teams’ first meeting on April 11.



The Sailors won the first match up, 3-0, and again held the Bulldogs scoreless to win on the road, 2-0.

“We played good, but we just had little mistakes or else I think it could have been 0-0 and going to overtime,” MCHS head coach Harry Tripp said. “We only had about five shots in the first game against (Steamboat) and in this game we had between 15 to 20. We just couldn’t get the ball in the net.”

Joanie Bier scored the first goal for the Sailors (10-2-1 overall, 8-2 WSL) on a penalty kick in the first half.

Meghan Rabbitt added the second goal for Steamboat with a kick that went off the crossbar and barely crossed the line with 2 minutes, 30 seconds left in the first half.

Steamboat head coach Rob Bohlmann said it wasn’t his team’s best game, but they did well enough to get the job done.

“Today wasn’t our sharpest day,” he said. “We came out pretty flat, but we got a penalty shot we capitalized on and we held our own the whole game.”

The Bulldogs (5-8 overall, 2-8 WSL) started the second half with a more explosive offense, but could never get a shot past Steamboat goalie Hannah Barkey.

MCHS senior Justine Hathhorn had a shot that looked to be going right over Barkey’s head at the end of the first half, but Barkey made the save at the last second.

In the second half, Barkey stopped multiple shot attempts when MCHS junior Kelly Ciesco and sophomore Kelsie Pomeroy made their way close to the net.

“We worked on cross (passes) all week with Kelsie and Justine, and they executed them great in the game,” Tripp said. “Our through passes were great again, but we missed some opportunities.”

Bohlmann said he knew his team would have to deal with a “tenacious” Bulldogs team coming in.

“When (Moffat County) comes out, they have fight in them and go right after it,” he said. “We had to factor that in, but again, we played the game the way we had to in order to get a victory.”

Both MCHS and Steamboat had four games this week due to previously rescheduled games.

MCHS is 1-1 thus far this week while the Sailors are a perfect 2-0 after beating Battle Mountain on Tuesday.

The Bulldogs host Palisade today and finish the regular season at Battle Mountain on Friday.

Steamboat ends its regular season on the road as well, with games in Delta today and Palisade on Friday.

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