Lady Blazers knock off Douglas

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DOUGLAS – The Torrington High School girls’ soccer team won the second match in a row and first conference match of the season on Thursday afternoon in a 5-1 road victory over the Douglas Bearcats.

Douglas struck first for the early lead.

“It started slow,” THS coach Dave Cummings said. “We came out cold, and Douglas managed to sneak one past Jenessa Derby to take the early lead.”

But just before halftime the Lady Blazers tied the match at one apiece.

Then the flood gates opened in the second half for Torrington.

“The second half, they came back and came out strong,” Cummings said. “They got stronger as the match went on.”

Torrington managed to take the lead in the early moments of the second half, and it was a lead which only grew from that moment.

“We are young and hungry,” Cummings said. “They are continuing to improve every week, which is exactly what you want to see, especially in the early stages of the season.”

The Lady Blazers scored four additional goals over the final 40 minutes to pull away for the win.

Seniors Kameron Stitt and Brittany Lira had two goals apiece, while senior Morgan Bates had the other goal for the Lady Blazers.

“It is huge at this stage of the season – getting that first conference win gives them a lot of confidence and desire to keep working,” Cummings said of opening the conference portion of the schedule in the win column.

Torrington (2-1) travels to Buffalo on Friday for a 3 p.m. contest and hosts Riverton at noon at the old Wiseman Field.

“Buffalo will definitely be a test,” Cummings said. “They are traditionally a powerhouse on our side of the state. This will be a good test especially going on the road to face them for the first time this year.”

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