Sept. 23, 2010
With nearly a week off after last Thursday’s 4-1 victory on the road at Mount Mansfield Union, the 3-1 Champlain Valley Union High field hockey team rolled into Burlington High on Wednesday for a second contest this season with the Seahorses.
The game was scheduled for after press deadline.
The Redhawks handled the winless (0-3 entering this week) Big Blue 6-0 in the season opener in Hinesburg.
The busy slate continues with a Saturday trip to 2-2 Middlebury Union, always a tough foe, and then a return home Tuesday for the first meeting of the season with mighty South Burlington High at 4 p.m. The Rebels took a 3-0 mark into this week.
In the victory over the 1-2 Cougars, Louise Gibbs and Sarah Reed each scored twice, marking the third time in their four starts the Redhawks have put up four or more tallies. Gibbs also had an assist while Robin Powell had two helpers.
Redhawks’ goalie Sami Kassell came up with seven stops, beaten only on Emma Oliver’s unassisted score. The MMU tandem of Kimi Kenney and Kelsey Leo combined for nine saves in the Cougars’ cage.
— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent