April 27, 2017

Girls soccer wins in overtime; Essex up next

Champlain Valley Union High School player Emily Kinneston (left) controls the ball as teammates Kate Raszka and Bronwen Hopwood stay in the action during Friday’s game. The Redhawks defeated South Burlington 1-0 in overtime. For more photos, visit the Web Extras section. (Observer photo by Stephanie Choate)

The Champlain Valley Union High School girls soccer team will head to Essex on Friday, after a 1-0 overtime win against South Burlington on Sept. 28.

Friday’s game was scoreless at the end of regular 80-minute match, with the Redhawks unable to get any of their 14 shots into the net, said Coach Brad Parker. The Rebels had just two shots on goal, both stopped by CVU keeper Lily Harris.

The game was a “well played match with CVU having the territorial advantage throughout,” Parker wrote in an e-mail to the Observer.

Six minutes into the first overtime half, Bronwen Hopwood took control of the ball near midfield, Parker wrote, and dribbled forward.

“She threaded a pass to Haliana Burhans who got behind the last defender before cutting the ball back to find an open teammate,” Parker wrote. “She passed the ball to Audrey Allegretta who fired a shot from just near the 18 yard line. The shot was hard and direct to end up in the upper left corner of the net beyond the outstretched arms of the South Burlington keeper.”

The goal gave CVU the win, moving the team up to 7-1 for the season, while bumping South Burlington to 5-2-1.

The team traveled to Burlington on Wednesday, after the Observer’s press time.

When they face Essex on Friday, the Redhawks will be looking to make up for the 3-2 overtime loss in its last game against the Hornets on Sept. 19.


  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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