By Mal Boright
With Tuesday’s rain-induced switch of a key contest with Essex High from Tuesday at home to Wednesday at the Hornets’ nest in Essex Junction, the Champlain Union High boys soccer team opened a run of three straight road games.
After visits to Mount Mansfield Union on Friday and Harwood Union on Monday, coach T. J. Mead and his Redhawks will return home on Sept. 27 to meet Rutland High in a match previously postponed by weather.
After that, the team faces road games at Brattleboro Union and Colchester High.
The ‘Hawks took a 2-0-1 record to Essex on Wednesday (after the Observer’s press time), following a 1-1 tie at highly regarded Burlington High on Saturday afternoon.
The contest was scoreless until BHS took a 1-0 lead with about 10 minutes remaining in regulation time. The equalizer, about a minute later, came from CVU’s Noah Lieberman, Joe Castano getting the assist.
CVU had an 11-8 advantage in shots on goal.
Last Wednesday, the Redhawks, playing at home, blasted past Harwood Union 8-1 as Shane Haley uncorked three goals plus an assist, while Lieberman pitched in with three assists.