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Buffalo volleyball hits tough loss against Torrington

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Buffalo High School volleyball hosted the Torrington Trailblazers on Saturday afternoon. Buffalo fell behind, losing the first two sets, but came back with strength to win the third set 25-15. The momentum couldn’t pull out a win, however, leading to a Buffalo loss of 3-1. Buffalo travels to Douglas next week on Friday.

Riley Fowler makes the first serve of the game

Buffalo High School senior Riley Fowler makes the first serve of the game on Saturday against Torrington. Fowler has sat out for much of the season with a leg injury but was put in to make the first serve on senior night.

Riley Fowler hugs assistant coach Sarah Walker in the hallway

Buffalo High School senior Riley Fowler hugs assistant coach Sarah Walker in the hallway next to the gym on Saturday. Fowler made the first serve of the senior night match against Torrington before leaving the court once more. Fowler immediately walked back to the hallway to have a moment alone before returning to the sidelines to cheer on her team.

Anatefka Webber watches her serve

Buffalo High School sophomore Anatefka Webber watches her serve during the second set on Saturday against Torrington.

Molly Andrews looks for the ball

Buffalo High School sophomore Molly Andrews looks for the ball before making a hit on Saturda.

Carlene Landrey talks with her team after conclusion of the second set

Buffalo High School head coach Carlene Landrey talks with her team after conclusion of the second set on Saturday. Buffalo lost the first and second sets.

Members of the Buffalo student section dance the Cupid Shuffle

Members of the Buffalo student section came down to the edge of the court to do the Cupid Shuffle on Saturday. Buffalo and Torrington’s student sections battled back and forth for the entire varsity match, keeping the gym load and energetic.

Tessa Taylor dives for a short serve

Buffalo High School junior Tessa Taylor dives for a short serve on Saturday. Torrington hit this spot a number of times during the set.

Tessa Taylor screams in excitement

Buffalo High School’s Tessa Taylor screams in excitement after a Molly Andrews kill on Saturday.

Cassie Downare sets the ball during the third set

Buffalo High School junior Cassie Downare sets the ball during the third set against Torrington on Saturday. Buffalo’s won the third set.

Kaya Pehringer receives a serve

Buffalo High School junior Kaya Pehringer receives a serve on Saturday. Pehringer came in multiples times during the match to support the back row.

Holland Stowe stretches for a tipped ball

Buffalo High School freshman Holland Stowe stretches for a tipped ball as sophomore Molly Andrews backs her up on Saturday.

Cassie Downare dives to save a ball

Buffalo High School junior Cassie Downare dives to save a ball on Saturday. Buffalo ultimately lost the match 3-1 to the Lade Blazers.

Buffalo’s varsity team laughs on the sidelines

Buffalo’s varsity team laughs on the sidelines after coming back to win the third set on Saturday. Buffalo lost the first two sets by eight and 10 points but came back to win the third by 10.

Photojournalist

Jessi Dodge joined the Bulletin as a photojournalist and a Report for America corp member in 2020. If you have ideas or comments, reach out at jessi@buffalobulletin.com.

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