With two games remaining in the regular season, the 8-1-3 Champlain Valley Union High field hockey team, number one in the state power rankings, visited tough Division 2 foe and fourth-ranked Mount Abraham Union Wednesday, after press deadline.
The Redhawks are at home Thursday to tangle with Middlebury Union High, which tied the ‘Hawks 1-1 at Middlebury earlier in the season.
Victories in both games could be vital for clinching the top Division 1 seed for the post season.
A Monday makeup game with 4-5-3 Burlington High ended in a 2-2 deadlock. Amanda Whitbeck and Sierra Saia popped the goals for CVU while goalie Evangeline Dunphy had eight stops.
Last Friday, the Redhawks nipped South Burlington High 2-1, thus knocking off the only foe to register a triumph over the Red and White.
Whitbeck and Katie Arms tallied for CVU, while Katerina Kacer scored off a penalty corner late in the second half for the Rebels. Dunphy blocked two shots while the ‘Hawks fired nine on the South Burlington cage.
Last Wednesday, Whitbeck potted the lone goal as CVU nipped Colchester High 1-0 for Dunphy’s seventh shutout. The Redhawks uncorked 18 shots on the Lakers’ net.
—Mal Boright, Observer correspondent