July 24, 2019

CVU teams get cracking in post-season play

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

The Vermont Principals Association announced post-season playoff pairings on Monday in six sports, with Champlain Valley Union High teams picking one top seed and a second seed.

The number one seed went to coach Amy deGroot’s undefeated girls tennis team (14-0), which opened its playoffs Wednesday on its home Shelburne courts against 16th seed St. Johnsbury Academy (1-12).

The 14-2 baseball team drew the second Division 1 playoff seed and also opened the playoffs at home Wednesday against 15th seeded North Country Union (2-13).

Coach Dave Trevithick’s defending Division 1 champion boys lacrosse team earned a fifth seed with its 11-5 season mark and played off in Hinesburg Wednesday against 12th seeded Burlington High (1-15).

The girls lacrosse team, under first-year head coach Erin Malone, drew a fourth seed as a result of its 9-5 mark and will have a home match on Friday (4:30 p.m.) against fifth seeded Brattleboro High, 9-5.

A road trip awaits the 7-7 boys lacrosse team, which travels to Newport on Wednesday to meet fourth-seeded North Country Union (9-1-1). CVU drew

13th seed.

Also on the road Wednesday will be the 14th seeded softball team (1-15), which hops a bus to Brattleboro Union High for a session with the third seeded 14-2 Colonels.

Wednesday games and matched were played after the Observer’s press deadline.

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