Boys lacrosse team off to hot start (4/15/10)

Redhawks score 15 goals against Rice, Woodstock

April 15, 2010

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

Having netted 30 goals in its first two games, the 2-0 Champlain Valley Union High boys lacrosse team will go for a third straight victory at 4 p.m. Thursday, when South Burlington High shows up at the Hinesburg lax location.


    Observer photo by Shane Bufano
Champlain Valley Union High lacrosse player Peter Hiser puts the Redhawks up 3-0 with a behind-the-back shot during a 15-5 rout of Rice Memorial on Saturday.

The match against the Rebels, who opened their season Friday with a 10-4 popping of Mount Mansfield Union High, is the second in a series of four straight home contests for the Redhawks.

Spaulding High of Barre will motor in for an 11 a.m. session Saturday morning, to be followed by highly regarded Essex High Wednesday afternoon at 4 o’clock.

CVU opened the home stand Saturday morning with a 15-5 rumble over visiting Rice Memorial High (1-1), led by junior Lawrence Dee’s five goals and three helpers. Juniors Jake Marston and Taylor Gingras added three goals each, with Gingras passing off for five assists.

It took CVU just over two minutes to take control of the game with Dee, from behind the Rice net, passing in front to a slanting Marston, who expertly fired in the game’s initial score with 9:48 remaining in the quarter.

Just over a minute later, Gingras nailed his first goal with a sortie from behind the Rice cage. Just 39 seconds after that, Dee set up Peter Hiser for a 3-0 CVU lead.

Martston and Nick Spencer added scores before the end of the period and the rout was on.

With Dee scoring twice in the second reel, the Redhawks took a 7-1 lead by halftime.

Down 9-1 following third period goals from Nathaniel Wells and Dee, Rice staged a brief, two-goal flurry in the closing 1:28 of the period.

CVU resumed its dominance with six straight goals in the final chapter. Dee and Gingras each scored twice while Marston and Wells each tallied one, Wells scoring on a line drive bomb from 12 feet out.

Marston, who scored four goals in the season opener, a 15-2 win Thursday at Woodstock Union High, also controlled the midfield face-offs for the Hawks.

At Woodstock, senior Nick Hart unloaded three goals and an assist on the Wasps. Gingras, Dee and Wells each potted two scores, Gingras adding four assists and Dee two.

Christian Goulette and Jeff Palmer each added a score while Eric Palmer and Will Dubuc shared time in the net.

Dubuc handled the goaltending chores in the win over Rice.