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Orsini and Davenport lead Litchfield girls soccer to 5-0 win over Public Safety in Class S match.

POSTED November 07, 2017
BY Timothy W. Gaffney
Twitter: @TimothyGaffney

LITCHFIELD: On a team with a ton of senior talent, one might think a majority of said offense would run through the upperclassmen.

In the case of the Litchfield girls' soccer team, you would be wrong.

On Tuesday afternoon in their Class S First round game, the No 14 ranked Cowboys got all five of their goals from a pair of sophomores in a 5-0 win over No 19, Public Safety/AAE.

Christina Orsini scored three while fellow sophomore Allie Davenport added the other pair as Litchfield moves on to the second round and another shot at Berkshire League rival Housatonic (No 3) on Thursday in Falls Village.

Davenport needed less than three minutes to score the game's first goal on a bullet from the right side that found the upper left-hand portion of the net.

Litchfield head coach Marissa Quesnel knows she has a special pair of underclassmen who help balance her team nicely with youth and experience.

"They have been great all year," Quesnel said. "Tina (Christina) made First Team (BL) which is great to get recognized and with both of them up top, they work great together."

Orsini joined the fun later in the first half with Davenport adding the final goal of the half to give the home team a 3-0 lead at the break.

The home team dominated the action with 95 percent of the play in the visitors end the entire game.

Orsini scored her next two goals in the second half to complete the scoring.

It's a tough matchup for any team. Both players are physical and win most balls that get anywhere near them.

It helps that they know each other so well.

"They play Premier together," Quesnel said. "So, they have great chemistry."

So, it's off to Woodbury for a BL Second Round matchup that the Cowboys hope will go their way this time.

The Mountaineers took the only regular season meeting between the two team in a 2-1 final at home earlier this season in a tightly contested game that could have gone either way.

Match time is scheduled for 2 p.m.

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