Lady Blazers fall to Douglas

Rob Mortimore/Torrington Telegram THS sophomore Olive Osmera led the team with 14 kills in a 3-1 loss to Douglas on Tuesday.

THS heads to Newcastle, Buffalo this weekend

TORRINGTON – The Torrington High School volleyball team bid to extend Tuesday night’s match with Douglas came up short in a 3-1 (25-19, 20-25, 25-18, 31-29) loss.

After trading set wins through the first three, the fourth set featured a whopping 60-point marathon, but in the end, the visiting Lady Bearcats slipped out of the town with the win.

First year coach Shaylee Mortimore was pleased with the way the younger players stepped up in the match.

“I had two freshmen and three sophomores that have shown huge growth during this season and worked hard to earn some time on the varsity floor,” she said. “Our seniors are doing a good job leading the team and being a big voice on and off the court.”

Sophomore Olive Osmera led the team with 14 kills, while junior Alyssa Albaugh added eight. Sophomore Teryn Stokes had seven. The Lady Blazers served up 12 aces, including a team high four from senior Jade Brothwell. Fellow seniors Marissa Moorehouse and Kalissa Reyes had three each. Stokes also had two solo blocks and four assisted blocks.

Despite the loss, Mortimore sees a positive change taking place with the team.

“Our girls are starting to play together, and it's so exciting to be a part of this team and group of girls,” she said.

The Lady Blazers travel to Newcastle on Friday for a 6 p.m. match and to Buffalo for a 2 p.m. contest.

“We have two big games this Friday and Saturday, and I'm looking forward to seeing what these girls can accomplish when they work together,” Mortimore said.