Summit High: Colvins, soccer squad sink Steamboat
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Behind goals from seniors – and brothers – Taylor and Turner Colvin, the Summit High soccer team eaked out a 2-1 overtime win at mountain rival Steamboat Springs Wednesday.
The Tigers were outshot and dominated in nearly every statistical category in the match. Really, the only spot that Summit topped Steamboat was on the scoreboard.
“Steamboat probably had a lot more corner kicks than us and definitely more shots,” SHS head coach Matt Zeiset said. “We managed to scrap out the win, though. It should be a big confidence booster for us to show that we can win in games like this against good teams.”
With rain and snow falling on the turf all night, Summit’s netminder Doug McIsaac was peppered with shots throughout the match.
But after Steamboat took a 1-0 lead early on, Taylor Colvin rifled home a shot near the end of the first half to tie the score.
“We answered right before the half,” Zeiset said. “It was probably our only shot on goal of the whole first half, but it was a great finish by Taylor.”
The Tigers picked up their pace a bit in the second half but couldn’t find a way to get a second goal past Steamboat.
In overtime, however, the Tigers claimed the win.
Senior midfielder Dax Kellie sent a crossing pass to the mouth of the Steamboat net. After the ball ricocheted off a number of players, it wound up on the foot of Turner Colvin. The Tiger captain then quickly fired the ball into the back of the net for the win. It was Turner Colvin’s first tally of the season.
“It was a great way to win,” Zeiset said. “It was an exciting game and a good one to pull out for us.”
The match also marked the return of senior defender Spencer Hebert to the Summit lineup. Zeiset said Hebert will help to strengthen the already stellar Tiger defense now that the senior’s injuries have healed up.
Though the Tigers pulled out the win, their coach feels they can play better.
“We’re a good passing team, but when we’re under pressure it breaks down a bit,” Zeiset said. “We need to work on our passing under pressure.”
The Tigers (3-4-1, 2-2-1) will have some time to do just that. Summit doesn’t return to the pitch until a home game against Elizabeth High School on Tuesday. The match is slated to start at 6 p.m.
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