By Mal Boright
The future looks very good.
That’s the view of Champlain Valley Union High boys junior varsity soccer coach Seth Emerson who guided the youthful Redhawks to a second straight (12-0-1) campaign this fall.
The juniors went 13-0 in 2013. This season’s tie came at Essex High.
This season had some thrillers the Redhawks had to work through to keep that zero in the loss column. One game Emerson recalled in particular came at Mount Mansfield Union in the hills of Jericho.
“We got down 1-0 early in the game and did not tie it until there were about six seconds left in regulation,” Emerson said.
Kyler White-Hansen knotted the game in those closing seconds. Owen McCuin then scored the winning in overtime following a lengthy upfield advance and setup pass from Kai Cormier.
Cormier and McCuin were the team’s leading goal getters along with twins Max and Dillon Hamrell.
The Hamrill’s were solid midfield performers along with Nate Coffin, Ivan Llona and others.
Up back was the defensive hangout for Cormier, White-Hansen, Joey Francescetti, Silas Skiff, Ryan Trus, Will Hubbard and Ted Turneau.
George Davis and Jack Scotnicki were the defense’s last bastion in goal.
With the varsity losing some 12 seniors, Emerson sees several of his players ready for the move up next autumn.