SOUTHINGTON - The muddy conditions on Southingtonâ€™s grass field wasnâ€™t going to stop the Blue Knights girls soccer team from claiming its fifth-straight victory.
Southington shut out Platt 7-0 Tuesday afternoon to move to 9-1 on the season.
The seventh-ranked Blue Knights attacked from all angles. Forwards Shannon Litchfield, Alli Carr and Natalie Verderame each found the back of the net twice while sophomore outside back Marisa Imme knocked in one of her own.
Maya Wroblewki added two assists while Carr, Abby Sowa and Micaela Potamis each had one.
â€śThese girls have come a long way,â€ť Southington head coach Michael Linehan said. â€śWith a group like Platt, theyâ€™re a good team and I donâ€™t think their record displays it. We felt coming into this game that we needed to have more possession over them and we did.â€ť
The Blue Knights held a 3-0 lead at the half and never looked back. Southington moved the ball up and down the field with ease, and ultimately ran circles around Platt.
â€śIt was a pretty good game,â€ť Verderame said. â€śWe started combining a lot threw the midfield and got a feel for it even though it was on a rough muddy field today. But we connected out passes and went right to goal more than usual.â€ť
Litchfield got the ball rolling for the Blue Knights. Barley three minutes into the start of the game the sophomore was fed a pass by Wroblewki and sank on into the bottom left-hand corner.
Litchfield has been a key play for Southington, scoring a total of six goals in four games. She entered the season late due to a wrist fracture before the start of season and has highlighted the ability Linehan has to rely on any of his players to score at any momemt.
â€śThis group is a very talented group,â€ť Linehan said. â€śWe are lucky. This group trains year-round. They know what it takes. When they train they train hard. I donâ€™t have to push them to work harder than they push themselves. â€ť
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