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CVU girls soccer prepares for Rebels

Sept. 29, 2011

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

With their season record hiked to 5-0-1 after Saturday’s (Sept. 24) “Spirit Day,” 3-0 home triumph over Mount Mansfield, the Champlain Valley Union girls soccer team’s attention began turning towards this Saturday’s meeting at undefeated (as of Monday) South Burlington (1 p.m.).

But first, the Redhawks had some nocturnal business to take care of Tuesday evening at Colchester. Under Colchester High School’s lights, the Hawks hiked their season mark to 6-0-1 with a 4-0 zipping of the 4-3 Lakers. Shelby Hanlon fired in two second-half goals. Emily Kinneston and Sophia Steinhoff popped scores in the first half.

Coach Brad Parker’s Hawks dominated the visiting Mount Mansfield unit, out shooting the Cougars, 23-2, with fate and the superlative efforts of MMU goalie Mallory Fischer keeping the score reasonably close.

Kaelyn Kohlasch, Sophia Steinhoff and Emily Kinneston booted home the goals for the Redhawks with Kinneston, Emma Davitt and Haliana Burhans notching assists.

The mercurial Burhans — a sophomore as are Kinneston, Davitt and Kohlasch — raced down the right side and centered the ball to the front of the MMU cage, where Kinneston finished off the play to give CVU a 2-0 lead with just over two minutes played in the second half.

Kohlasch potted the Redhawks’ initial score from Davitt in the first half.

Steinhoff, robbed on at least two occasions by the busy Fischer, came into the game after a rest and immediately scored the final goal (Kinneston assist) with 8:55 left in the game.

Senior co-captain Shelby Hanlon later rattled a hard shot off an upright. Audrey Morehouse, a sophomore midfielder, had a goal called back due to an offside’s call. Moments later, Fischer made a diving save off a point blank shot. Kate Raszka was also a victim of the Cougars’ keeper, who made a falling hand deflection of a rocketed blast that appeared net bound.

At the other end of the field, CVU’s Bryn Philibert made two stops in recording her second straight shutout.


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    Nate Palmer and Kari Cuneo and their families are not the only land owners who have fought this immoral taking of their land. So many folks have lost that fight for lack of time and money. It’s quite intimidating to go before the Public Service Board and their team of lawyers, to sit down at a table filled with VT Gas attorneys and not have anyone to watch your back and advise you.

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    So Mr. Recchia, we are not done!

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