TORRINGTON – The Torrington High School girls’ soccer team put a three-game losing streak behind them with a 2-1 victory over the Rawlins Lady Outlaws on Wednesday afternoon.
“It’s been a rough couple of weeks. It’s good to get back in the win column,” THS coach Dave Cummings said. “Rawlins came ready to play, but our girls found a way to shake off all the indoor activities caused by the snow and get a win today.”
The Lady Blazers got goals from Morgan Bates and Kameron Stitt in the win.
Rawlins came out of the gates quick and challenged Torrington goalkeeper Jenessa Derby early in the match.
Derby turned away Rawlins in each instance, and in the seventh minute of the game, Torrington senior Morgan Bates netted the game’s first goal.
The score remained 1-0 for the remainder of the half as both teams couldn’t convert on scoring opportunities.
Coming out of halftime, it took all of 50 seconds for Kameron Stitt to find the back of the net with the assist going to Kayla Watson to give the Lady Blazers a 2-0 lead.
“We’ve been working on that cross all year long,” Cummings said. “It’s really nice to see that paying off in matches now.”
Three minutes later, Rawlins put an end to the Torrington shutout with a penalty kick.
It proved to be the final score of the match, but the match didn’t end without some drama.
Derby took a ball off the face in the 54th minute, forcing her to be helped off the field. In the meantime, backup goalkeeper Madison McCart came in and tallied a save on what would have been a game-tying goal.
“She did a fantastic job,” Cummings said. “To take a shot like that and have to come out for a few minutes. Madison McCart filled in for her really well and got a save while she was in there.”
Shortly afterwords, Derby returned to the goal to finish out the match.
The win moved the Lady Blazers to 3-4 on the season.
Torrington hosts Douglas (0-5) on Friday at 3 p.m.
“Douglas is always salty,” Cummings said. “They are going to come in here looking for a win, but we are going to do our best to be ready for them.”