CVU girls lacrosse squad challenges top teams (5/20/10)

May 20, 2010

They may have just one win in their eight outings, but the Champlain Valley Union High girls lacrosse team is giving all kinds of heartburn to the so-called powerhouses of its division.

The latest team to get a rattling from the Redhawks was 9-2 Middlebury Union High Tuesday down in the college town.

Led by Amanda Kinneston’s five goal outburst and a trio of scores by Sara Riordan, the Redhawks led late in the game before the Tigers’ Katie Ritter scored with 1:36 remaining in regulation to give Middlebury a shaky 14-13 victory.

Sydney Beldock, Erika Gobeille, Claire Trotter, Michaela Kiley and Devan Wilkins also scored for CVU, which had a 28-24 edge in shots on goal. Sophia Steinhoff came up with 11 saves in the CVU cage.

Last Friday it was an 8-3 Essex team that had nervous moments against the Hawks before pulling out a 10-7 win at the Hornets’ nest.

Riordan popped four goals as the Redhawks pressured Essex to force goalie Becky Anderson to make 21 stops. Steinhoff had 10 saves for the Hawks.

— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent