CVU girls soccer team rolling through competition (Sept. 18, 2008)

Redhawks meet unbeaten Burlington on road Thursday

Sept. 18, 2008
Mal Boright
Observer correspondent

After neatly dispatching Stowe High and Mount Mansfield Union at home on Saturday and Tuesday, respectively, coach Brad Parker and his 5-1 Champlain Valley Union High girls soccer team motor to Burlington High on Thursday. The afternoon test against the 5-0 Seahorses kicks off at 4:30 p.m.

Observer photo by Pogo Senior
Haleigh Smith, a Champlain Valley Union High junior, splits two Stowe defenders during Saturday’s game.

BHS has returned many of the players who last October knocked the Redhawks out of the Division I playoffs. Meanwhile, the young CVU team is working its way toward the division’s elite, having thus far scored 13 goals while allowing just four.

On Tuesday, the Redhawks whipped Mount Mansfield Union, 3-0, as captain and midfielder Asia Sienko scored once and assisted on the other goals. Juniors Haleigh Smith and Johanna Fehrs had the other net finders.

Sienko also scored in Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Stowe. Two juniors, Erika Gobeille and Nicole Utter, also scored.

Sophomore goalie Emily Sackett had two stops in picking up the shutout of Stowe. Tuesday, Sackett shared time with junior Ashley Trayah, and the two combined for seven saves.