TORRINGTON – The Torrington High School boys’ soccer team returned to 3A East Conference play on Thursday with a 2-0 win over the Douglas Bearcats.
The win improved the Blazers to 7-3 on the season and 2-1 in the conference.
“I was pleased with our second half of play,” coach Jeshua Arnusch said. “I thought we did a lot better of a job of keeping our shape, but we are playing way too direct.
“We need to work on dragging our opponents back lines to open up channels, and we need to make sure that we are passing the ball diagonal through those channels,” Arnusch said.
Freshman Chase Miller broke the scoreless match in the 13th minute of play, scoring on a free kick to give the Blazers a 1-0 advantage.
The score remained the same throughout the remainder of the match until freshman Cole Parriott dropped Torrington’s second goal past the Douglas goalkeeper in the 78th minute.
“I was impressed with Josh Kingsely tonight,” Arnusch said. “He is starting to get back into soccer shape and is starting to make some great runs. I was also impressed with Kieser Wolfe. He is starting to make some great runs and is starting to find his strengths as a player. I think he is going to have a big break out game here soon.”
Torrington kicks off a busy week with the first of three matches over the course of the week on the road against Newcastle today.
“If we can win that game it will be a big boost for our young team,” Arnusch said.
Then Blazers host Gering, Neb. on Friday, April 26 at 6 p.m. before traveling to Buffalo (5-4 and 2-1) on Saturday for a 2 p.m. match.