April 21, 2011
CVU SOFTBALL LOOKS TO HEAT UP
Hoping to get into the scoring column early and often under first year coach Sara Armstrong Donegan, the Champlain Valley Union softball team got zipped in their season opener, 17-0 to Mount Mansfield Union on April 14.
CVU’s Leah Leister collected two hits. The Redhawks generally put the ball in play, fanning five times against Cougars’ winning pitcher Emilie Moreau.
CVU travels to traditionally strong Missisquoi Valley Union Thursday. Then there will be home games Saturday against Rice Memorial (11 a.m.) and Tuesday against Vergennes (4:30 p.m.).
A LONG BREAK FOR 1-1 CVU GIRLS LACROSSE
When the Champlain Valley Union girls lacrosse team takes on the Hornets in a visit Tuesday to Essex, it will have been nearly two weeks since their last contest.
After being nipped 8-7 at home by Rutland on April 14, the 1-1 Redhawks have been idled by vacation week. And the Rutland game had been postponed from the previous day due to wet field conditions.
Coach Julie Sloan was disappointed at the lengthy break.
“It could cost us some momentum,” she said.
Sloan’s Redhawks opened the season with a rollicking 15-13 home field triumph over Mount Anthony (Bennington) before falling to Rutland by a whisker.
“We were down by three goals, but made it close at the end,” Sloan said of the Rutland game.
Devan Wilkins, Kate Raszka and Michaela Kiley bagged a pair of goals for the Hawks, and Maddie Litchfield had a singleton.
CVU netminder Mikaela Gobeille got in front of 12 Raider shots. For Rutland, Krissie Ryan made nine saves.