CVU girls lacrosse team improving (4/22/10)

April 22, 2010

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

The Champlain Valley Union High girls lacrosse team took a 1-2 record into Wednesday’s home match with rival Essex High.

The game was set to be played after press deadline.

After that contest, it will be two weeks before the Redhawks resume competition with a game at Burlington High on May 5.

On Monday, CVU gave undefeated Mount Anthony Union a struggle before bowing to the Patriots by a 16-9 tally. It was a commendable improvement over their first meeting, a 17-2 blowout by the Patriots at their Bennington field on April 10.

Junior Amanda Kinneston found the net for six goals and added three assists for CVU, which is getting its offense into gear.

Kinneston hiked her season total to nine tallies.

Also scoring for the Redhawks were Erika Gobeille (two goals) and Lucy Halvorson.

Sophia Steinhoff had another busy day in the CVU cage, where she registered 18 stops. The Hawks were outgunned 34-14 in shots.

Steinhoff was even busier last Wednesday, when she made a whopping 27 saves as the Redhawks scored a 12-10 victory at Rutland High (1-1-1).

Sydney Beldock broke loose on the offensive end for four goals in pacing the victory. Kinneston added two goals and a pair of assists while Halvorson, Kelsey Barrett, Michaela Kiley, Brenna Gorman, Sara Riordon and Corrinne Vien added singletons. Gorman also passed off for two assists.