GERING, Neb. – A slow start doomed the Torrington Lady Blazer volleyball team Tuesday evening in Gering.
Gering jumped on the Lady Blazers early en route to a 3-1 (25-12, 19-25, 25-20, 25-10) victory.
“We had a very, very slow start,” THS coach Chelsi Jackson said. “It was like they couldn’t wake up fast enough. The girls seemed kind of tired.”
Despite falling 25-12 in the opening set, Torrington responded with a win in the second set, playing more like they did over the weekend at the Douglas tournament.
“The second set, we played great, just like we did all weekend,” Jackson said.
Despite the win and throwing the road crowd noise into the mix, it made it difficult for the Lady Blazers to keep the momentum on their side for long.
“We won the second set, but it was like it was too late. Gering had all the momentum. It was hard to come back from that,” Jackson said. “That gym is so loud, and it was built for noise. Our girls didn’t know how to adapt to that. They were trying to talk to each other while on the court and couldn’t hear each other.”
Sophomore Reece Halley led Torrington with seven kills, while junior Michaela Moorehouse and senior Dani Masterson added four each. Moorehouse also dished up a team-high four serving aces. Junior Morgan Bates handed out eight assists, while sophomore Mattie Jones, in her first varsity action, tallied five assists.
On the defensive side of the net, Bates recorded 10 digs, while Moorehouse and Halley had two blocks each.
The Blazers travel to Rawlins for a weekend tournament, Sept. 13-14.