September 20, 2019

Redhawks roll toward playoffs

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent


Champlain Valley 8, Mount Mansfield 6

Charlie Bernicke’s five-point effort helped the Champlain Valley boys lacrosse team edge host Mount Mansfield for an 8-6 win on Monday afternoon.

Bernicke had four goals and one assist for the Redhawks (11-2), while Braven Bose tallied twice. Jake Schaefer chipped in a goal and an assist, and Max Gorman also scored.

Andrew Tieso had eight saves to earn the win in goal for CVU, who is solidly in second place in the VPA Division I rankings with the playoffs only a week away.


The Champlain Valley girls lacrosse team fell twice over the weekend, losing to South Burlington on Friday night then to Rice on Saturday afternoon.

On Friday, the Redhawks (5-6) dropped a 13-9 matchup with South Burlington. Lydia Maitland had four goals to lead CVU, while Jenna Baginski, Gabby Booth, Kelsie Saia, Mia Brumsted and Nathalie Paquette each tallied once.

Ali Wainer made four saves.

On Saturday, CVU lost to visiting Rice, 9-3. Saia, Becca Provost and Hannah Bernier each had a goal for the Redhawks, while Wainer stopped eight shots.


Champlain Valley 14, Spaulding 1 (6)

Liam Reiner and Kyle Rivers combined to pitch a six inning, no-hitter to lead Champlain Valley past host Spaulding on Saturday.

Reiner earned the win over going 4 ⅔ innings, while Rivers went the final 1 ⅓ innings to close it out for the Redhawks (10-4).

George Davis drove in four runs to power the offense, while Collin Vincent and Hank Caswell each had three hits. Hunter Anderson and Caswell each added two RBIs.


Champlain Valley 7, Spaulding 4: Shayla Lawrence paced the offense for visiting Champlain Valley in a win over Spaulding on Saturday afternoon.

Lawrence was 3-for-5 at the plate, while Jessica Gagne doubled twice for the Redhawks (7-7). Ruley Canty earned the win for CVU in the circle, striking out five batters.

The win over the Crimson Tide helped Champlain Valley rebound from a 2-0 loss to South Burlington on Thursday.


The Champlain Valley boys tennis team rebounded from two straight losses with a 6-1 win over St. Johnsbury on Saturday afternoon.

The Redhawks, who lost to South Burlington and Essex 4-3, moved to 8-3 with the win.

Ivan Llona, Ethan Leonard, Joe Warren and Jonathan Walsh all earned straight set wins in singles, while Jose Pable De Marie defeated CVU’s George Lomas 6-2, 6-3 in No. 1 singles.

Ben Hyams and Josh Ashoon got the win at No. 1 doubles and David Huber and Peter Hyams emerged with the victory in No. 2 doubles.


With just one match remaining before the end of the regular season, the Champlain Valley girls tennis team is in the driver’s seat for the No. 1 seed in the VPA Division I state tournament.

The Redhawks topped St. Johnsbury 7-0 on Saturday to move to 11-0 this season.

Stephanie Joseph, Renee Dauerman, Sophie Dauerman, Kendall Blank and Meara Heininger all won in the singles matches without dropping a set.

Ellery Harkness and Hadley Menk got the 6-2, 2-6, 10-6 win at No. 1 doubles, while Sami Brown and Courtney Vincent rolled to a win 6-0, 6-0 win at No. 2 doubles.

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