Kate Raszca hurled seven goals past the Rutland High netkeeper on April 20, leading Champlain Valley Union High School girls lacrosse team to a 10-8 victory.
“Our game against Rutland was exciting as we were down until the last 16 minutes, when the Redhawks increased their intensity by putting more pressure on the Rutland stall attack and taking the ball strong to goal,” Coach Erin Malone wrote in an email to the Observer.
Malone said high-scorer Raszka was not alone in her efforts.
“On defense, Kyla Williamson, Anne Spector and Thea Weiss came up big with tough defense and a few interceptions,” Malone wrote. “And Lucia Llona, Emma Greaser, and Brenna Gorman were solid on our offensive transition and setting up our attack. It took a big effort from the entire team, especially our freshman goalie Bailee Pudvar.”
The team will spend the second half of vacation working on its skills, then hit the road for three games next week—Montpelier, Burlington and South Burlington high schools.
Saturday’s game brings the Redhawks’ record up to 2-0, after they beat Spaulding High School 12-8 on April 17.
After a week off, the boys lacrosse team will take on Rutland at home Saturday at 11 a.m. On April 19, they squashed Burlington High school 14-4. Elliot Mitchell and Alex Bulla each had four goals, and Steele Dubrul and Chandler Jacobson each had two goals.
On Tuesday, the Redhawks will face Bellows Free Academy, also at home.
—Stephanie Choate, Observer staff