Glenwood falls to Steamboat in overtime soccer match
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colorado Sometimes it takes the last couple of minutes and sometimes it takes overtime, but either way the Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team will take it. Thanks to two late goals by sophomore Kiersten Henry including one in the last minute of overtime Steamboat picked up its second league win of the year, downing Glenwood Springs, 2-1, on Tuesday. Soccer is an interesting game for sure, Steamboat coach Rob Bohlmann said. I think we had a good attack, but we struggled to make that final punch. The two teams went into the second half scoreless. Glenwood had several opportunities, including two point blank attempts in the 35th minute that Steamboat goal keeper Hanna Berglund turned away. Glenwood finally figured out Berglund in the 53rd minute when Kendall Strautman took advantage of a turnover inside the Steamboat zone. Strautman took the ball along the right side and beat Berglund on a well-placed shot to the left corner of the goal. (Berglund) made some great saves, said Glenwood coach Bryan Stoltzfus, whose team was enjoying playing outside for just the second time this year because of the snow. I think we were outplaying them for a lot of the game. But thats a good, skilled team.Steamboat started to press in the last 15 minutes of regulation. The Sailors had ripped off nine shots before Henrys first goal came in the 71st minute. McKenzie Worden crossed the ball to Henry atop the left side of the box, who pounded it inside the right corner of the goal. In overtime Henry again found herself at the top of the box with a chance. This time her shot slid just inside the left post, giving the Sailors the win. Our team fought hard, Stoltzfus said. We were still figuring out positions and learning as we played. But Im very proud.The win puts Steamboat at 2-1 in the Western Slope League and got the team off of its scoreless drought. Including Saturdays 2-0 loss against Battle Mountain, Steamboat had gone more than 150 minutes without a goal. Still, Bohlmann said he knew the Sailors would come around, it was just a matter of when they would do it. A lot of perseverance will go a long way, he said. Kiersten was brilliant in that but there was perseverance in all the girls and the way they played. Steamboat next plays at 4 p.m. on Friday at Delta. The team comes back the next day for an 11 a.m. game at Palisade and Glenwood Springs is back in action 5 p.m. Thursday at Grand Junction Central.
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Fans, players and coaches on both sides of Stubler Memorial Field seemed to know it would come down just the way it did, regardless of who had the ball at the end.