Two home games remain for boys soccer team
Oct. 21, 2010By Mal Boright Observer correspondent
Hustling forward Nick Spencer of the Champlain Valley Union High boys soccer team has over the course of the season had some eerily near misses on scoring opportunities.
But he has kept on dashing and slashing and Tuesday it paid off with two goals as he led the undefeated Redhawks to a 5-0 victory over Mount Mansfield Union at the Cougars’ Jericho Center lair.
The victory gives the Redhawks a 10-0-1 season mark going into the final contests of the regular campaign. Essex High, 9-3, rolls into Hinesburg at 4 p.m. Thursday, to be followed by 3-9 North Country Union at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Also scoring Tuesday for the ’Hawks were Tanner Tomasi, Henry Sengle and Hans Fredrik Fahle. Midfielder Tino Tomasi, who had missed two games with an injury, returned to action with a pair of assists.
Jeffrey Wettstein and Golden Golann split the CVU goalkeeping duties and combined had 10 stops. The Redhawks fired 18 shots at MMU net minder Dan Ebenstein.
Spencer also had a key assist last Wednesday in a 1-0 win over tough Burlington High. Spencer got the ball to Mac Edgerton, who launched the lone score of the game with 13 minutes and 58 seconds left.
Burlington, 9-2-1 after a 2-0 triumph over North Country on Tuesday, had stymied the Redhawks with a scoreless tie at BHS earlier in the season.
“They are a good team and very athletic,” CVU coach T.J. Mead said of the Seahorses.
In the meantime, CVU’s Goose Egg Gang now has 10 shutouts in 11 outings, a mark that senior defender Eric MacLean acknowledged is a source of pride for the team.