RAWLINS – The No. 2-ranked Torrington High School Blazer soccer team’s last loss came at home in overtime to Rawlins over a month ago.
Following the loss, the Blazers rattled off seven straight wins, but the streak came to an abrupt end Saturday afternoon against the same Rawlins Outlaw team.
This time, the Outlaws finished off the Blazers in regulation to hand Torrington a 3-0 loss.
“(Saturday) was ugly,” THS coach Jeshua Arnusch said. “We didn’t do much and couldn’t get anything started.”
The Blazers gave up a penalty kick while not being able to connect on their own penalty kick attempt.
“We didn’t have any layers in our game,” Arnusch said. “Their goalie played great, and we suffered because of it.”
Torrington has already punched its ticket to the Class 3A State Tournament which will be held in Jackson on May 16-18, but now faces a tall task if the Blazers want to hold on to the top seed from East Conference.
“Now we have to win out,” Arnusch said.
The Blazers head into the final week of the regular season now tied with Rawlins and Buffalo for the top seed with 13 points.
Torrington (10-4 overall and 4-2 in the 3A East) travels to Douglas (3-10-1 and 1-5-1) on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. for a make-up contest and will host Newcastle (2-9 and 1-4) on Friday at 6 p.m.