THS upsets No. 4 Bison; splits weekend matches

TORRINGTON – The Torrington High School volleyball team snapped an eight-game losing streak Saturday afternoon, upsetting the No. 4-ranked Buffalo Lady Bison, on a weekend the Lady Blazers split a pair of matches against 3A Northeast Quadrant foes.

On Friday, Torrington suffered its eighth straight loss at the hands of the Newcastle Lady Dogies for Homecoming.

The Lady Dogies jumped out to a 2-0 set lead, defeating Torrington 26-24 and 25-18.

In the third set, the Lady Blazers prevented a sweep with a 25-22 win, but Newcastle finished off the home team with a 25-20 win in the fourth set for a 3-1 victory.

The next day, Torrington rebounded with a 3-0 (25-23, 25-21, 25-22) win over the Buffalo Lady Bison.

The Lady Blazers raced out to a four-point advantage behind a pair of ace serves from senior Avery West. Torrington scored the first three points before Buffalo scored its first point.

The Lady Blazer lead reached as many as five following a kill from senior Allison Brummell, but the visitors chipped away at the deficit.

They tied the match at 12, but senior Reece Halley’s kill slowed Buffalo’s momentum.

The Lady Bison scored the next two points to take their only lead of the set, and it was Halley again, slowing down the visitors to tie the match at 14. Brummell followed it up with a block point, and Torrington never trailed for the remainder of the set.

In the second set, the Lady Bison stormed out of the gates, grabbing a 6-0 lead, but Torrington scored 11 of the next 16 points to tie the match at 11. Another Brummell block point put the Lady Blazers in front for the first time in the set. Much like the first set, it was a lead which Torrington never gave up again.

In the third set, neither team held more than a two-point advantage until the very end.

With the set tied at 20, Torrington finished off the upset, scoring five of the final seven points.

Torrington is back in action this weekend with a road trip to Rawlins on Thursday for a 6 p.m. match and to Wheatland on Friday for a 4 p.m. match.


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