Donovan nets hat trick as Cowboys rout Highlanders
Litchfield's Tim Donovan maneuvers past Northwestern goalie Zach West on his way to scoring a goal in a 6-1 win by the Cowboys on Thursday. John McKenna photos
A Berkshire League boys soccer showdown turned into a mismatch Thursday as unbeaten Litchfield blitzed previously unbeaten Northwestern 6-1 at Plumb Hill Playing Fields.
Tim Donovan scored three goals, Miles Chapman had a goal and an assist, Carson Mello and Matt Gostowski each had a goal, and Charlie Shanks collected three assists as the Cowboys improved to 6-0 heading into a Saturday night date with Wamogo at Plumb Hill.
Litchfield dominated in the first half in taking a 3-0 lead. The lead ballooned to 6-0 before Northwestern finally managed a goal late in the second half.
Coleby Bunnell made six saves in goal for the Cowboys, who will play at unbeaten Lewis Mills next Friday night.
Luke Parsons settles the ball for the Cowboys.
The new scoreboard at Plumb Hill Playing Fields is working.
Charlie Shanks winds up for a shot.
Matt Gostowski, center, is greeted by teammates Charlie Shanks, left, John Ray, right, and Carson Mello, far right, after scoring a goal.
Charlie Shanks takes aim at the goal.
Tim Donovan moves the ball out of Litchfield territory.