TORRINGTON – The Torrington Lady Trailblazers hung around with the Douglas Lady Bearcats Tuesday in Willi Gymnasium, but were unable to pick up the win, losing in three sets and dropping their quadrant record to 2-1.
The Lady Blazers only held the lead for one point in the first set, 3-2, before Douglas started on a roll. The visitors built a 16-7 lead for the biggest advantage of the set. Torrington then went on to rattle off 11 of the next 13 points to trim the deficit to 19-17, but they could not complete the comeback, falling 25-18.
In the second set, Torrington came out with a vengeance. After losing the first point, they held a lead or tie for the next 15 points. With the score knotted up at eight apiece, Douglas again took control. Their lead hit double-digits twice (19-9 and 20-10), with the Lady Blazers eventually falling 25-17.
The two teams traded points to open the third set, with five ties in the early going. The Lady Bearcats started a run after the set was tied at six, scoring 10 of the ensuing 12 points to lead 16-8. Torrington brought the score to within three (16-13) but fell short, 25-17, ending the match.
Logan Murphy finished the night with a double-double, recording 13 kills and 10 digs. She also added two blocks to her stat line. Ashley Schlagel led the way in blocks, with four, followed by Nakalyn Garner and Paige Miller, who each had three. Schlagel, Garner and Miller also combined for two kills and four digs.
Adia Sherbeyn paced Torrington in digs, with 11 on the night, which she paired with a kill, two aces and an assist. Taylor Walsh, who chipped in eight digs, also accounted for two aces. Brooklyn Tucker led the way in assists, with nine, followed by Katelynn Wright, who had two. Wright also had four digs, while Brielle Bivens added another three.
The loss put Torrington at 6-9 on the season, with a 2-1 record in the quadrant, which currently ranks them second behind Douglas (16-6, 2-0). The Lady Blazers have their Homecoming game tonight (Friday) against Douglas. Varsity action begins at 5 p.m.