Lady Blazer soccer falls twice


NEWCASTLE – The Torrington Lady Blazers fell twice over the weekend to Newcastle and Riverton.

THS coach Dave Cummings said both matches can be summed up the same way.

“We played with some inconsistent play,” he said. “At moments, we played well and struggled at other times. In the end, we didn’t get enough done.”

In the second meeting of the week, the Torrington girls were defeated in Newcastle 3-0.

“The biggest challenge was their depth relative to ours,” Cummings said. “They have a very large number of seniors on the team who have been playing together for many years, where we have a young team overall.”

Two days later, the Lady Blazers traveled to Riverton, falling 7-1.

The loss to the Lady Wolverines was the team’s fourth match in eight days.

“They are also a young team. They are similar to what we are,” Cummings said. “We played well for about 35 minutes or so before we gave up our first goal. Then we struggled to get anything going after that point.”

Torrington’s lone goal came from junior Grace Steinbock, who was assisted by senior Kameron Stitt.

The Lady Blazers (5-8 overall and 3-6 in the 3A East) concludes the regular season on Friday in Rawlins against the Lady Outlaws (2-7 and 1-6). Kickoff is scheduled for 3 p.m.

“We get to go to Rawlins, and we control our own destiny at this point for playing at the state tournament next week in Cheyenne,” Cummings said. “We are taking nothing for granted. We know we’ve already defeated them once this year, but with everything on the line, we are preparing hard.”

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