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Girls soccer opens playoffs at home10/23/08

Oct. 23, 2008

The Champlain Valley Union High girls soccer team opened its bid for a Division 1 title on Wednesday with a home match against Bellows Free Academy of St. Albans.

It was the third meeting of the season between coach Brad Parker’s fourth-seeded Redhawks (10-4) and the 13th-seeded Comets (3-11). CVU nipped BFA 3-2 early in the season in St. Albans and then scored an 8-0 whitewashing on Sept. 30 at the home nest.

A victory Wednesday — the game was scheduled for after press deadline — means a home quarterfinal contest on Saturday against either fifth-seeded Spaulding High of Barre (9-3-2) or 12th-seeded Mount Mansfield Union High (3-10-1); the teams were scheduled to meet on Wednesday in Barre.

The potential Saturday quarterfinal was originally set for 3 p.m.

The Redhawks picked up their 10th victory and clinched the fourth seed on Saturday with their second overtime win over 2-11-1 Colchester High. Senior Amanda Blanchard cranked home a direct kick from, once again, captain Asia Sienko with 3:52 remaining in the first 10-minute overtime period to seal the victory.

— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent



  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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