October 22, 2017

Sports Notes

Sept. 29, 2011


Champlain Valley Union field hockey player Robin Powell passes during the Redhawks’ 2-1 loss to Colchester on Sept. 27. (Observer photo by Shane Bufano)


The rain generally held off and folks turned out Saturday (Sept. 24) at Champlain Valley Union High School’s athletic fields — where football, field hockey, and the boys and girls soccer teams each posted victories.

Sub-varsity boys and girls soccer combines, and field hockey also won to make CVU a perfect 7-0.

“I think this is the first time we have gone 7-0 on ‘Spirit Day,’” said CVU athletic director Kevin Riell.



With their two-game winning streak snapped Tuesday afternoon at Colchester, the Champlain Valley Union field hockey team (2-4-2) hopes to return to the victory column with home games Saturday against South Burlington and Wednesday against Mount Mansfield.

Colchester snapped a 1-1 tie and evened the season series at a game apiece, pocketing a goal with just over 14 minutes left in regulation. The Redhawks Lauren King scored earlier in the half to knot the score at 1.

After going winless with two ties in their first five games, coach Kate McDonald’s Hawks broke into the win column Friday (Sept. 23) with a 2-1 overtime triumph at Burlington. Michelle Perry scored the game-winner, assisted by Kathryn Maitland.

CVU’s earlier goal came from Jessica Asch (Kathryn Loucks assist).

It was also Loucks who nailed the winning goal in the Redhawks “Spirit Day” home, overtime, 1-0 victory over visiting Colchester Saturday (Sept. 24). Sarah Reed assisted.

Evangeline Dunphy put forth a mighty effort in the CVU cage with nine saves.



Fresh from a second place finish last Saturday (Sept. 24) in the competitive Manchester, N.H. Invitational, the defending Vermont and New England champion Champlain Valley Union girls cross country team will return this Saturday to the Thetford course — the scene of many CVU triumphs. It’s the annual Thetford Academy Invitational.

At Manchester, the Redhawks took second place to winner Burnt Hills (Ballston Lake, N.Y.). Four Redhawks finished with times less than 20 minutes on the 3.1-mile course, led by Taylor Spillane’s third-place finish in 18:58. Essex’s Markie Palermo was the individual winner at 18:41.

—Mal Boright


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