April 26, 2017

CVU lacrosse teams open playoffs at home

Redhawk Lucia Llona hangs onto the ball during the May 23 game against Mount Mansfield. (Observer photo by Shane Bufano)

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

As an old song might have gone, “There is no place like home during playoff time.”

The Champlain Valley Union High boys and girls lacrosse teams open the Division 1 playoffs on their Hinesburg grass, the boys on Wednesday and the girls on Friday.

Coach Dave Trevithick’s fifth-seeded 11-5 boys took on 12th-seed 1-15 Burlington High on Wednesday. A victory meant a trip to fourth seed 11-4 Woodstock Union on Friday.

The girls are seeded fourth and are set for a home contest on Friday (4:30 p.m.) against fifth-seeded Brattleboro Union, also 9-5. A win would bring a likely meeting on Tuesday at top seed 12-1 South Burlington High. The Rebels will be matched on Friday against either eighth-seeded Mount Mansfield Union or ninth seed Essex High.

Both CVU teams bowed in their final regular season games.

The boys got tripped 15-9 on Friday night at Essex High, despite three goals and two assists from Chris Bulla, plus a pair of scores and two helpers from Alex Bulla. It was the Redhawks’ second loss to the Hornets, who took possession of the “Bucket” for the next 12 months.

The girls also lost on Friday, bowing to 14-2 Middlebury by a 14-8 tally. The Tigers earned their second win over CVU, which got two goals each from Abby Owens and Jessica Dudley.


  1. youngvt says:

    I am writing in response to Mr. Hoxworth’s article on transportation costs for the poor in Vermont. I would like to suggest further research on this topic before we simply just give another handout or tax credit. The poor, may, have a higher disproportionate burden on their transportation costs than the wealthier residents of Vermont; however, they also have a lower disproportionate burden on taxes and housing. Pick your evil.
    We can simply just give every poor Vermonter an energy efficient car, gas card, free tuition, renter’s rebate, etc.…but the only way out of poverty is through the combination of education, hard work, and discipline. Education and degrees are not handed out or purchased; a person has to EARN them. This seems to be the only way out of poverty—sorry, there are no shortcuts.
    If we continue this trend of enabling, our entire state will be a welfare state.

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