Oct. 15, 2009
By Mal Boright
The defending Division 1 champion Champlain Valley Union High field hockey team roared into its final week of the regular season with 12 straight victories to its credit and two games remaining in which to keep things tidy for next week’s playoff pairings.
A huge test was set to take place after press deadline on Wednesday afternoon, when once-beaten South Burlington High rode its big yellow bus to the Hinesburg field.
The Rebels’ lone loss came courtesy of the Redhawks in a classic overtime 2-1 struggle under the lights on South Burlington’s turf on Sept. 22.
CVU will also be home Friday for the regular season closer with Mount Abraham Union paying a visit. The Hawks trounced the Eagles 4-1 in Bristol on Sept. 24.
The Redhawks passed an unexpectedly tough exam Saturday in Middlebury when the 4-6-2 Tigers took them into overtime. CVU’s KK Logan eventually ended the contest with a sudden victory goal.
It was the third time in three overtime challenges that Logan, game breaker extraordinaire, has put away the win. Logan also popped the earlier score to boost her season total to 12.
Emmaleigh Loyer passed for an assist and has a team-leading 10 helpers to go with her 10 goals.
CVU goalie Elizabeth Goddette had a rare busy time in the cage, making seven stops. Middlebury’s Kayla Whittemore had 11 rejections.