May 8th, 2014
By Mal Boright
Just after the defending champion Champlain Valley Union High boys lacrosse team handled visiting Spaulding High 17-3 Tuesday afternoon, the mythical Division 1 rankings showed South Burlington High with the top slot and the Redhawks in second place.
No argument there. The Rebels own a 9-8 win over CVU and at 8-1 have not lost to a Vermont opponent.
The 6-1 Redhawks will have an opportunity to show their credentials for the penthouse occupancy Friday (4 p.m.) when they play host to the rambling Rebels at the Hinesburg hillside.
In the victory Tuesday, 10 players scored as the Redhawks nailed the game’s first five goals and closed the one-sided affair with 10-straight tallies.
Cam Rivard and Nevin DiParlo each popped three goals, while Hoyt McCuin, Griffin DiParlo and Elliott Mitchell bagged two net finders apiece. McCuin also helped out on three.
One of the prettier goals for CVU came as the first period was winding to a close. Midfielder and co-captain Steele DuBrul intercepted a Spaulding pass in CVU territory and dashed, as the ESPN commentator would say, “all the way,” perhaps even crossing zip code territory, to deposit the ball with a hard, close-in shot into the Crimson Tide cage. The rare solo burst put CVU up 4-0.
In the second reel, Spaulding midfielder Garrett Kelty scored two consecutive goals to bring the Tide within 5-2, causing slight nervous twitching by some CVU followers. Not to worry as Nevin DiParlo scored, followed by Rivard’s first goal for a 7-2 halftime advantage.
Also scoring singletons for CVU were Kaleb Godbout, Kyle Jaunich, Alex Bulla and Noah Kiernan.
Owen Hudson and Chris Gronlund shared CVU goal minding duties.
Last Friday on the home grass, the Redhawks popped Bellows Free Academy of St. Albans 16-4 behind three-goal outbursts by Nevin DiParlo and Dylan Schaefer. Godbout and Matt Palmer each tallied twice.