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Glenwood soccer runs out of gas vs. Steamboat

Luke GrahamSteamboat Pilot & TodayPost IndependentGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colorado With the soccer team Steamboat Springs has assembled, the goals are lofty.One area the Sailors needed to work on early on was finding where the scoring is going to come from.On Saturday at home against Glenwood Springs, Steamboat might have found at least one of those goal scorers.Steamboat senior Mandi DeVos tallied three goals and Hayley Brookshire added one of her own, helping the Sailors cruise to a 4-1 win against the Demons.Theres a fine balance between laying it out to someone else and finding your moments, DeVos said. I just really think (coach) Rob (Bohlmann) has been working on mentality. Its being confident in front of the box. I found a few lanes and capitalized.DeVos got the scoring started for Steamboat in the 14th minute. A penalty inside the box gave her a penalty kick. DeVos easily slipped one inside the left post to give the Sailors a 1-0 lead.Then, in the 38th minute, Brookshire took a perfect pass from Mia Quick and lofted a shot just inside the right post for a 2-0 lead.Despite playing strong in the first five minutes, Glenwood struggled to keep up with Steamboat for most of the first half.The Sailors dominated possession and had chances to extend its lead on several occasions.Were still trying to figure some things out, Glenwood coach Bryan Stoltzfus said. Its being on the field and being outside. The first five minutes of the game, we passed really well. After that we fell apart. Some of it was conditioning and I think we just ran out of gas.DeVos added her second goal of the game in the 65th minute when she took a centering pass from Sydney Bauknecht and pounded it home to give the Sailors a 3-0 lead.Thats when Glenwood started to play better. The Demons cut the lead to 3-1 in the 70th minute when Michaela Mansfield beat Steamboat goalkeeper Hanna Berglund to the ball and scored.Glenwood had two opportunities thwarted away in the final 10 minutes. The Demons failed to convert on a free kick just outside the box in the 72nd minute, and missed on a corner kick in the 74th minute.DeVos sealed the game in the 78th minute when she maintained possession just outside the Glenwood box and put a left foot on a shot that squeaked inside the right post.All season long weve been trying to emphasize who is going to be our goal scorer, Steamboat assistant coach Julie Wernig said. Mandi definitely stepped up (Saturday). Her initial response is looking towards goal and I think its starting to show.Next up for Glenwood Springs is a Tuesday trip to Eagle Valley.


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