By Mal Boright
Having captured five of their six early season victories on the friendly grass in the Hinesburg hills, coach Stan Williams and his undefeated defending champion Champlain Valley Union High girls soccer team opened a three-game stretch of away contests Wednesday afternoon (after the Observer’s press deadline) at Burlington High.
The Redhawks travel to St. Johnsbury Academy Saturday for a 10 a.m. collision with the Hilltoppers. They motor to South Burlington High Tuesday for a 7 p.m. evening meeting with the Rebels.
Win number six came Saturday, a 5-0 Spirit Day rapping of visiting Spaulding High of Barre.
With gusty winds behind them, CVU rolled up a 4-0 advantage by halftime and eased through the final 40 minutes with the wind not much help to the visitors.
Naomi Burhans scored twice in the first half and assisted Audrey Allegretta on the lone tally after intermission. The helper was a favor repaid as Allegretta had picked up the assist on Burhans first goal, just over four minutes into the game.
Catherine Cazayoux and Megan Gannon also booted home pointers, while midfielder Paige DuBrul passed off for three assists, all in the opening half.
Spaulding goalie Megan LeCours had more business than a 75 percent off sale at Old Navy. She made 17 saves, some leaping spectaculars and even had help from the posts, which denied goals by Cazayoux and Allegretta.
In the first half, Spaulding did not get a shot in the direction of CVU goalie Maddie Turneau until there were 13 seconds to play.
Turneau had one easy stop and Michaela Flore had two after taking over for the final 30 minutes of the game,
Williams said after the contest that Sierra Morton could miss some games due to a leg injury.