Lady Blazers host Gering for home opener


TORRINGTON – The Torrington High School Lady Blazer girls’ soccer team squared off against Gering for the first home game of the season at Wiseman Field on March 26.

Gering established a 5-0 lead at halftime. The Lady Blazers stepped up the defensive pressure in the second half and slowed down the Lady Bulldogs offense, although Gering ultimately prevailed, 9-0.

“It was a tough loss to Gering,” coach Tyler Cram said. “However, the game was still a part of the learning process for our young team. We have areas of improvement that needs to be addressed by both players and coaches. I’m happy that even in this tough game, the girls were able to keep in good spirits and keep fighting until the end.”

Regardless of the final tally, the Lady Blazers got in plenty of punches, particularly during the second half. Sophomore goalie Brooklynn McCoy posted at least six saves in the second half.

Powerful kicks by sophomores Lileana Castro and Salma Beltran and junior Kayden Tucker cleared the ball from Lady Blazer territory on multiple occasions.

On offense, junior Marisol Munoz and sophomores Kristin Prado, Zoe Wilson and Kennedi Blevins repeatedly made advances into Gering’s territory with Blevins delivering a shot on goal in the second half.

Torrington traveled to play Douglas on Thursday, March 28. Results from the game were not available at press time.

The Lady Blazers return to the pitch after the Easter holidays and host Rawlins on Thursday, April 4, at 3 p.m.