RAWLINS – Two mistakes by the Torrington High School girls’ soccer team proved costly against Rawlins Lady Outlaws in a 2-1 loss on Friday.
In the match, the mistakes led to two first half goals by the Lady Outlaws.
“The first half, we started very slow,” coach Dave Cummings said. “In the second half, we played much better. We found the back of the net, but in the end, we came up short.”
Torrington capped off the match with a second-half goal from senior Grace Steinbock.
The loss also marks the end of the season for the Lady Blazers. Torrington ended the 2022 year with a 3-12 overall record with a 2-8 mark in the 3A East Conference.
The record was fifth best in the conference, leaving the Lady Blazers one spot shy of reaching their second consecutive state tournament.
“I would characterize it as a team who got stronger as the season went on,” Cummings said. “We had some very bright spots. The wins were nice. Playing Buffalo to a 1-0 loss is the best we’ve ever done against that team.”
The loss also marks the end of the career for eight seniors on the roster, including: Steinbock, Chelsea Prall, Brianna Green, Katie Johnson, McKenzie Schwartzkopf, Alexa Osmotherly, Madison McCart and Danielle Krueger.
“They are going to be hard to replace,” Cummings said. “We appreciate the example to the other players moving forward.”
Cummings also praised the growth of his younger players throughout the season.
“Seeing the growth and maturing of the younger players, they continued to improve the entire season, and it’s going to be a good base going into next year,” Cummings said.