As part of the Western Slope League, travel is a requirement. At 212 miles, and 4+ hours away, Delta High School is the longest trip the Sailors will take in their regular season. 4 hours in a bus can take its toll on the body and the mind. You never know how players will react mentally and physically.
Good news for the Sailors, is Friday afternoon they found a way to shake off the bus ride and score 8 goals. Natalie Bohlmann had a had trick on the night with other goals scored by Ellese Lapori, Brooke Buchanan, Mackenzie Gansmann, Megan Williams, and Jordi Floyd. Delta was able to break through the Sailors defense with 2 minutes left in the game to make final 8-1 in favor of the Sailors.
The Sailor girls stayed overnight in Delta with a Saturday game in Delta against non-league opponent Montezuma-Cortez. Cortez came into the game with the Sailors Saturday with just 9 players available to play. The Sailors scored early and with two goals (Bohlmann and Gansmann) in the first 10 minutes. Floyd scored before half, with what Coach Rob Bohlmann called the Goal of the Year. At half, the Sailors pulled two players from the field to make the game 9v9 and more competitive. Having two less players didn’t slow down the Sailors, with Floyd getting 2 more goals to top off her hat trick, and goals by Bohlmann, Lapori and Megan Garreecht-Connelly. The Sailors finished the game with the final score of 8-0, leaving Montezuma-Cortez scoreless on the season.
Sailors will be in action against Western Slope League leaders, Battle Mountain, in Edwards, CO on Tuesday night. Kick off is at 6pm.