Lacrosse: Sailors roll past Demons
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS Steamboat Springs had no idea what to expect from upstart Glenwood Springs in Mondays lacrosse game at Gardner Field, but it took less than a minute for the Sailors to set the tone for the Western Slopes newest rivalry.We havent played them before and we didnt know what to expect, Steamboat freshman Gus Worden said. We just wanted to come out hard and play our game of lacrosse.Steamboats Andrew White netted the first of two first-quarter goals just seconds after the game started, and Glenwood never recovered.The goal sparked an offensive explosion as the Sailors netted seven goals in the first quarter, eventually rolling to a 14-1 victory in the teams second game of the season.Jack Spady, Erik Owen, Worden and Chase Grippa, who also had two goals in the first quarter, all contributed to the first-quarter blitz. Garret Ehrick, Drew Ruff and Worden, who finished with three goals, netted goals in the second. Ian Anderson, Worden, Spady and Ehrick wrapped up Steamboats scoring in the third quarter.We are happy with the way the guys played, coach Bob Hiester said. We never let up. Last game we let up in the third quarter, but not this time. We did a lot of good things, our players got a lot of good looks in the second half.Hiester was happy with the way his players continued to move the ball around in the second half, the way they passed the ball and made good shot selections.It was a total team effort, and thats what I want to see from our players at this point of the season, the coach said. Glenwood coach Greg Schroeder said the game was an eye-opener for his young team.Weve been in the gymnasium since we started practicing, Schroeder said. This shows us what the level of competition is in the league. The first half we were a little flat, but the second half we picked up our game. We just need to keep the intensity up and we are looking forward to the season. The highlight for the Glenwood boys came midway through the fourth quarter, when JR Krueger finally broke through the Steamboat defense for the Demons only goal of the game.Scoring that goal was big for our team, Krueger said. It sparked us in this game, and gives us something to build on next game.Krueger said the Glenwood team was thrilled to get out and play on a field for the first time this season.The gym is really cramped, so this was great, he said.Steamboat marked the Demons first opponent of the season, and both the coaches and the players will know what to expect the next time they face the Sailors. The Sailors are now 2-0.
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