THS falls to Douglas, Wheatland

Andrew Towne/Torrington Telegram Torrington sophomore Brooklyn Asmus spikes the ball between two Wheatland blockers in a 3-0 loss on Friday.

WHEATLAND – The Torrington High School volleyball team returned to conference action on Thursday and Friday, falling in matches to Douglas at home and Wheatland on the road.

On Thursday, the Lady Blazers fell in a five-set marathon, falling to the Lady Bearcats 25-21, 24-26, 27-29, 25-18, 15-11.

Torrington had three Lady Blazers in double-figures in kills, led by sophomore Brooklyn Asmus and junior Olive Osmera with 11 each. Senior Alyssa Albaugh added 10. As a team, THS tallied seven aces, including two from Asmus and two from senior Emma Colombini. Junior Teryn Stokes led the team with four blocks, while Albaugh, Colombini and Asmus had two each. Junior Jaycee Hurley had 22 digs, and Colombini handed out 27 assists.

On Friday afternoon, the Lady Blazers were swept by the Wheatland Lady Bulldogs 25-14, 25-14, 25-18.

Back-to-back kills by sophomore Natalie Long and a kill by Asmus gave Torrington an early 5-3 lead.

Wheatland scored the next two points to tie the match and quickly took it away from the visitors, never trailing again for the remainder of the set.

In the second set, a block by Asmus gave the Lady Blazers a 1-0 lead, but Wheatland rattled off seven straight points, forcing Torrington to use a timeout.

It was the last lead of the night for the Lady Blazers.

In the third set, an attack error tied the set at six, but Wheatland scored the next two points to pull away for the sweep.

The Lady Blazers (5-9-1 overall and 1-2 in the 3A Southeast) travels to Newcastle (5-15 overall and 1-1 in the 3A Northeast) on Thursday for a 5 p.m. contest and will travel to Burns (7-8 overall and 2-0 in the 2A Southeast) on Saturday for a 2 p.m. match.