Soaring Redhawks keep winning field hockey games 9/25/08

Sept. 25, 2008

Flying high on the fresh breezes of a seven-game winning streak, coach Kate McDonald and her Champlain Valley Union High field hockey team close out the week with home games on Thursday afternoon and Saturday morning.

Burlington High, 3-4 entering the week, comes to Hinesburg at 4 p.m. on Thursday. It will be the lone regular season session between the teams.

Saturday’s 10 a.m. foe will be Colchester High, 1-3-1 as of Monday, a team CVU beat 1-0 at the Lakers’ field on Sept. 11.

The Redhawks’ last time out was Friday, when CVU nipped Essex High 1-0 at home on a late goal by Kelsey Gagnon from a scrum by the Hornet’s net. The second 1-0 victory of the season over Essex (4-3) hiked the CVU season mark to 7-1. The seven victories follow a season-opening loss to Mount Abraham Union.

The shutout was the fifth for Redhawks’ net minder Elizabeth Goddette, who had a single save. CVU, on the other hand, had nine shots on the Essex cage.

Last Wednesday, CVU bussed to East Montpelier and jolted U-32, 3-0, on goals by Gagnon, KK Logan and Katie Longshore. For Logan and Longshore, the tallies were their fifth of the season.

— Mal Boright, Observer correspondent