Tigers soccer splits games with conference foe Torrington Trailblazers

It was a tough day for the Lady Tigers, dropping an important conference match to Torrington 5 - 1. Yanni Saucedo provided the majority of the Trailblazer scoring with 4 goals. Audrya Tarango netted the Tigers sole goal scoring in each of the Tigers last two matches. The Lady Tigers are 1 - 1 in conference play, as Torrington move to 1 - 0. Lander goal scoring threat Zoe Peterson appeared to take on an injury in the pre-game warmups that limited her in-game effectiveness. On the boys side: The early season match was a big one. Torrington is the defending Conference Champions from last year (having tied and beat the Tigers last year), and forced the Tigers to play additional Regional matches last year to qualify for the state tournament. Torrington returns all but two of their starters and looked to be a tough test for the Tigers. The Tigers Daniel Lobera was able to tally an early goal on the scoresheet and the Tigers squad proceeded to expertly manage the remainder of the match to control possession, the midfield and keep the speedy Trailblazer counter attack in check. With All State forward Matt Bebo fueling Torrington's quick counter strikes, defenders Jim Fehringer and Keaton Scott had to put in a solid day of work to limit his opportunities. Keeper Abe Lowham registered his second clean-sheet shutout in as many games. LVHS Coach Dean Schaff added, "Today’s win over Torrington was a step in the right direction. We have been working on playing as one cohesive unit. If our kids continue to play like that anything is possible this season. This conference win gives us the early lead (2 - 0) for the number one seed going into the state tournament. That seed is important if we are going to reach our goals. Abe Lowham a couple of great saves to allow us the win." Coach Schaff added "Overall, this was a great team win over a highly ranked team." *(Feature pic: Allyson Sollars works to contain the attack of Lady Trailblazer Maddy Werner)* #county10 #news