Lacrosse teams start fast

By Lauren Read

Observer correspondent

Observer photos by Al Frey
Bella Rieley works to get by her defender during CVU’s game vs. So. Burlington on Tuesday night at SBHS.

The Champlain Valley girls lacrosse team opened the season with a 10-7 win over host South Burlington on Tuesday night, outscoring its opponent 6-3 in the second half to earn the victory

Lydia Maitland looks to pass during CVU’s game with So Burlington on Tuesday night at SBHS.
CVU girls lacrosse huddles before their game with So Burlington on Tuesday night at SBHS.

Cate Noel led the attack for the Redhawks with four goals, while Lydia Maitland tallied twice. Bella Rieley scored a goal and added two assists. Teddi Simons, Mia Brumsted and Petra Kapsalis each found the back of the net once.

Ali Wainer earned the win in net with seven saves, and South Burlington goalie Claire Phillips stopped nine shots.

Boys lacrosse

The Champlain Valley boys lacrosse team is off to a hot start.

Will Braun netted five goals on Monday afternoon to lift the Redhawks to a 10-2 victory over host Hanover, N.H. for CVU’s second win of the early season.

Max Gorman added a hat trick in Monday’s win, while Walter Braun added a goal and an assist. Andrew Tieso stopped 12 shots to earn the win in net.

On Saturday, CVU opened the season with a 10-5 win over Rice at UVM’s Virtue Field. Walter Braun, Will Braun and Charlie Averill were among the scorers for the Redhawks, who are now 2-0.

Nordic skiing

Champlain Valley skier Emma Strack was named to the Division I coaches’ all-state team after a second-place finish in the 5-kilometer classic race at the D-I state championships.

Strack also finished in seventh place in the 5K freestyle race at states.


Four Champlain Valley basketball players received accolades from the coaches’ all-league teams.

Graham Walker was named to the Metro Division second team, and Shannon Loiseau was named to the Metro Division first team, while teammates Lindsey Albertelli and Harper Mead earned honorable mentions.


The roster for the 2018 Lions Cup Twin State soccer games has been announced, and both boys and girls teams have Redhawks representatives.

On the girls side, Hanna Swett and Natalie Durieux were both named to the team. Sawyer Miller-Bottoms and Nate Coffin were both named to the boys team.

The Lions Cup will take place July 21 at Castleton University’s Spartan Stadium. The girls game will begin at 4 p.m. and the boys will kick off at 6:30 p.m.