Sept. 23, 2010
With almost a week since their last outing and a healing opportunity for the four players with nagging injuries since pre-season, the Champlain Valley Union High girls soccer team was home to visiting Mount Mansfield Union on Wednesday. The game was scheduled for after press deadline. It was the middle match in a three-game home stand set to wind up at 10 a.m. Saturday when Colchester High comes calling.
The Redhawks carried a 4-0 record into their Wednesday tussle, having dispatched current Division 2 champion and previously undefeated Milton High 2-0 in a rainy splash-a-thon on the Hinesburg heights last Thursday.
With a 3-0 record and having outscored their opponents 10-2, the Blue Devils commanded respect from the Redhawks.
“We saw them play at Essex (pre-season mini-games) and they were good,” CVU midfielder Kendall Berry said. “We were a little nervous.”
The two unbeatens rolled scoreless well into the second half, until Berry deposited a well-placed pass from the right sideline by Kate Raszka for a 1-0 lead. It was Berry’s third goal of the campaign.
Taylor Goldsborough slammed home her third tally of the season with 7:31 left, with an assist to Shelby Hanlon.
CVU generally had command in geographical play, with Milton goalkeeper Hillary Turner making eight stops. Redhawks’ goalie Emily Sackett had three saves and some nifty cover-up work out in the field.
— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent