The Steamboat Springs High School girls soccer team, which finished third in the Western Slope League with a 9-3 record (11-4 overall), found its way back into the state 4A playoff brackets. It’s the first time the Sailors have made the playoffs since the 2016 season when the team fell to top-seeded Lewis-Palmer in the quarterfinals.

The Sailors, ranked 19th in the state, will take on No. 14 Pueblo County in an opening round game at 5 p.m. Wednesday in Pueblo.

“This is a tremendous team,” Sailors head coach Rob Bohlmann said. “They have lived and breathed the culture that they have defined, above themselves, at the beginning of the season. That’s what it takes to get into the post-season. We have had our ups and downs, and you have to have that sense of who you are on a daily basis to get the results and get into the playoffs.”

The Pueblo County Hornets have an 11-14 overall record and finished with a 5-1 record in the South Central League. The team opened the season with five straight losses but has since posted a 10-game winning streak that helped the squad finish second in league standings.

Full 2019 Tournament Bracket

2019 CHSAA girls soccer state championships Class 4A