July 22, 2018

CVU girls soccer team back in winning stride

Sept. 30, 2010

Its season-opening, four-game victory string interrupted last Wednesday with a 1-0 overtime loss to a strong Mount Mansfield Union High combine, the Champlain Valley Union High girls soccer team has regained its winning form.

Tuesday’s 3-0 triumph at South Burlington High was its second in a row and hiked the season record to 6-1.

Next up: Saturday morning’s home session with 4-3 Essex High at 10 a.m. and a contest under the lights at defending Division 1 champion Burlington High at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

At South Burlington, junior attacker Sophia Steinhoff, who missed early season games due to an injury, showed she is in high form with two goals. Amanda Kinneston, who also missed early games, tallied the other.

The Redhawks unleashed 18 shots on the South Burlington net. CVU keeper Emily Sackett had seven saves.

Last Saturday morning at home, the Redhawks dispatched Colchester High 4-1 with Molly Howard, Kendall Berry, Taylor Goldsborough and Shelby Hanlon knocking in the scores.

Howard’s first half goal came on a 40-yard bomb that caught Colchester net minder Haley Forkey (12 saves) outside the net.

Colchester’s tally came on a first half penalty kick, the result of a controversial call.

The score was only the second goal the Redhawks have given up this season, a point addressed after the game by veteran defender Lindsey Hawley.

“We work hard to keep the ball moving upfield,” she said. “Talon (Tomasi) and I always try to bring it up and set up the attack.”

And there was plenty of help Saturday from others including Berry and Emily Leffler.

— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent

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