Two road games for boys LAX
Foreign fields await the Champlain Valley Union High boys lacrosse team on Friday and Wednesday.
The Redhawks, 6-3 going into Wednesday’s home contest with Mount Mansfield Union—which was postponed from Tuesday—head for Middlebury Union on Friday and to Burlington High on Wednesday for a nocturnal session under the lights at Buck Hard Field.
The Hawks nipped Middlebury 8-6 at Hinesburg on April 10. They rapped Burlington 18-5 three days later.
CVU went to Barre on Friday and came away with a 10-8 triumph, thanks in large part to Operation Bulla. Senior Chris Bulla chalked up four goals and sophomore Alex Bulla nailed three as CVU opened a 10-4 lead and then hung on for the victory.
Christian Williford, Quinn Kropf and Chandler Jacobson also scored for the Redhawks. Goalie Will Fay stopped five Spaulding shots. CVU cut loose 29 shots on the Crimson Tide cage.
GIRLS LAX team eyes morning and night game slate
Following Wednesday’s home match with usual Division 1 title contender Middlebury Union High, the Champlain Valley Union High girls lacrosse team will be on a morning and night road schedule for their next two games.
The Redhawks will be at Burlington High for a Saturday morning contest and then at South Burlington High under the lights on Tuesday evening.
Coach Erin Malone’s forces carried a 5-2 record against Middlebury in the wake of last Friday’s 19-5 home victory over visiting Mount Mansfield Union High.
Brenna Gorman was a leader in the well-balanced scoring effort as she put up four goals and helped on at least two others. Three goal hat tricks came from Kate Raszka, Abby Owens and Michaela Kiley.
Lucia Llona and Jess Dudley each notched a pair of scores.
Natalie Nostrand and Jane Baker netted single tallies.
CVU softball team tests Rice on Thursday
The winless Champlain Valley Union High softball team will be at Rice Memorial High in South Burlington on Thursday hoping to give the Green Knights a return to their 2011 season.
Rice was winless last year and just last Thursday earned its first victory since 2010 with a 12-5 win over South Burlington High.
Last week, the 0-7 Redhawks lost on Wednesday 19-0 to mighty Essex High, and on Thursday 23-5 to Burlington High. Alannah Roy led the Hawks attack with two hits.
CVU’s Tuesday game at North Country Union was postponed.
CVU golfers at Kwiniaska on Tuesday
The 2-0 Champlain Valley Union High golf team will be host for a four-team match on Tuesday at Kwiniaska Golf Club in Shelburne.
CVU was scheduled for a four-team contest at Vermont National on Wednesday (after Observer press time). A Tuesday appearance at Barre Country Club was postponed.
The Redhawks earned their second victory last week at Ralph Myhre Golf Course in Middlebury, defeating Spaulding High, Mount Abraham Union and Burlington High.
CVU’s Jack Tomashot eased past teammate Peter Scrimgeour by a single stroke for medalist honor. Tomashot carded a 78.
Hilltoppers, Seahorses next CVU tennis foes
Champlain Valley Union High’s 9-0 girls tennis team will play at St. Johnsbury Academy on Saturday morning and then return home for a Monday afternoon match against Burlington High.
The 4-4 boys team reverses that schedule, playing the St. J. Hilltoppers at Shelburne on Saturday morning before heading to Burlington High on Monday.
Coach Amy deGroot’s girls squeaked by South Burlington High 4-3 on Monday on singles victories by Emily Pohlemus, Claire Stoner, Andrea Joseph and Evelyn Mitchell.
The boys fell 4-3 despite singles wins from Henri St. Pierre and Joey O’Brien, plus a doubles triumph by the team of Tyler Murphy and Asa Cloutier.
Late last week, both teams defeated Stowe, the girls winning 6-1 and the boys by 5-2.
-— Mal Boright