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CVU girls lacrosse seeks redemption

May 26, 2011

By Mal Boright
Observer correspondent

The Champlain Valley Union girls lacrosse team defeated Middlebury last week, 11-10. (Courtesy photo by Thomas Spencer)

With its two-game winning string snapped on Monday at home by Middlebury, coach Julie Sloan and her Champlain Valley Union girls lacrosse team hopes to wind up the regular season on a high note with wins at home on Wednesday (after press deadline) against Mount Mansfield Union and Saturday morning at South Burlington.

The 4-7 Redhawks lost to both teams in earlier clashes, but this season is showing that previous scores make lousy forecasts.

For instance, Middlebury (8-2) came to Hinesburg on Monday and thrashed the Hawks, 17-4. CVU nipped the Tigers, 11-10, in overtime last week in Middlebury.

The Redhawks’ victory came despite an eight-goal outburst by the Tigers’ Katie Ritter. On Monday, CVU held Ritter to two scores. However, Chrissie Ritter, Brandi Whittemore and Emily Robinson each scored four times.

With an early overwhelming advantage in territorial play, the Tigers quickly rolled to a 5-0 lead, which became 10-2 by intermission. It was no contest after that.

Amanda Kinneston, who was double and sometimes triple-teamed, Kate Raszka, Michaela Kiley and Brenna Gorman accounted for CVU’s scoring.

On May 21, Kinneston laid a six-goal package on Burlington at the Seahorses field of business in CVU’s 11-10 win. Jessica Dudley scored the game-winner with just 30 seconds remaining in regulation.

Kinneston, who had four scores in the win at Middlebury for 10 in two games, also had a pair of assists.

Dudley and Raszka had two goals apiece and single tallies came from Devan Wilkins and Kiley.

Goalie Mikaela Gobeille had eight saves in the CVU cage.


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