Narrow wins for CVU boys lacrosse team (4/29/10)

April 29, 2010

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

With the early week snows forcing an interruption in but not a halt to their 6-0 charge through the early season, the Champlain Valley Union High boys lacrosse Redhawks will return to competition Friday.

Mount Mansfield (2-2 last weekend) comes calling to the hilltop nest for a 4 p.m. game.

Tuesday’s scheduled contest at Middlebury Union High was postponed until May 10 by the big load of white stuff that made a mid-spring appearance this week.

The most recent wins for coach Dave Trevithick and his charges have been via the nervous, come-from-behind method rather than the big early lead variety.

The latest triumph was a 9-8 Saturday win in St. Albans, where the Hawks found themselves trailing 7-4 in the third quarter before they rallied for the victory by scoring five straight goals. Lawrence Dee netted the eventual winner, his 15th tally of the season and second for the day, to go with four assists.

Taylor Gingras had three scores and two assists, including a helping hand in the winner. He hiked his goal total to 16.

CVU outshot the Bobwhites 20-13.

This thriller followed a victory for the ages last Wednesday, when the Redhawks outlasted strong 2-2 Essex High 8-7 in double overtime in Hinesburg.

Gingras tied the game with one second left in regulation, which allowed Nathaniel Wells to bury the game winner 1:25 into the second extra period, assist to Robbie Dobrowski.

Dee had three goals and Gingras a pair while Eric Palmer turned in a mighty performance in the CVU cage, stopping 17 shots by the Hornets. Essex was led by veteran Bill Hennessy’s two goals and an assist.