Sept. 10, 2009
The Champlain Valley Union High girls soccer team took to its home field Wednesday for the first of four games in eight days. The packed lineup began with a visit from 1-0 Rice Memorial High in the 2009 home opener.
The game was set to be played after press deadline.
On Friday, coach Brad Parker and his Redhawks will hit the road for Rutland. On Tuesday, they will be back home to entertain Burr and Burton of Manchester. Two days later, they bus to Colchester High.
The season opener last Saturday morning at Division 2 Milton High went well, especially in the second half, when the Redhawks exploded for three scores to snap a scoreless halftime deadlock.
Haleigh Smith, Emily Leffler and Nicole Utter got the goals for CVU, while net minder Emily Sackett knocked out seven Milton shots to earn the shutout. The Redhawks unloaded 17 shots at Milton’s Hillary Turner, who had 14 saves.
— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent