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Girls soccer team seeks Saturday quarterfinal (10/29/09)

Oct. 29, 2009

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

Its lone loss of the season, a 1-0 nipping Saturday at Burlington High, likely cost the Champlain Valley Union High girls soccer team a number one seeding in the Vermont Division 1 Tournament.

The position at the mountaintop and first round bye went to 12-2 Burr and Burton, even though CVU bumped off the Bulldogs 2-1 in overtime at Hinesburg early in the season. The second-seeded, 10-1-3 Redhawks drew a first-round home contest on Wednesday against 3-6-3 Essex High. The game was set to be played after press deadline.

A victory would vault CVU into a 3 p.m. quarterfinal at home on Saturday against 10th-seeded South Burlington (7-7) or seventh-seeded St. Johnsbury Academy (8-4-2).

The Essex pairing put the Redhawks against the Hornets for the second time in a week. Last Wednesday, Amanda Kinneston popped her second game winner in two outings for a 1-0 victory in which CVU outshot the visitors 15-8.

On Friday, the Redhawks came up short once again on the BHS turf, losing on a goal by the Seahorses’ Emma Feeney with 4:30 remaining in regulation.

Goalie Emily Sackett had eight saves for CVU while Stephanie Jaques rejected seven shots for BHS.

The last two tournament bids by the Redhawks have been ended by Burlington High at the Seahorses’ house. Last fall BHS moved on to take the championship.



  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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