Lady Blazer volleyball splits with Newcastle, Douglas


Torrington travels to Wheatland Thursday for a 7 p.m. match

TORRINGTON – The Torrington High School volleyball team split weekend matches with Class 3A Northeast Quadrant foes Newcastle and Douglas.

On Friday, the Lady Blazers were swept by Douglas, 3-0 (25-10, 25-11, 25-16).

No stats were available at press time.

The next day, Torrington turned the tides on Newcastle with a 3-0 (25-22, 25-22, 25-13) sweep of their own.

Senior Dani Masterson looked to set the tone with a block, but Newcastle grabbed control of the match, pushing its lead to as many as 16-11.

Junior Michaela Mooreshouse sparked a rally with a kill, as the Lady Blazers went on a 8-3 spurt to tie the set at 19.

It wasn’t until an attack error when Torrington took a 22-21 lead. Sophomore Reece Halley added the exclamation point kill to give the Lady Blazers a 1-0 match lead.

In the second set, Torrington used an 8-1 run which began with a service error by Newcastle, giving the Lady Blazers an 11-5 lead.

The visiting Lady Dogies cut the deficit to one, at 19-18 before back-to-back attack errors by Newcastle gave Torrington some breathing room.

Moorehouse capped off the set win with a pair of kills.

In the third set, it was all Torrington.

Masterson tallied two straight kills as the Lady Blazers quickly grabbed a six-point advantage en route to the sweep.

The Lady Blazers (10-13-1 overall and 2-1 in the 3A Southeast Quadrant) travels to Wheatland (4-19 and 1-3) for a 7 p.m. match.

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