Undefeated CVU field hockey team finds scoring punch (9/17/09)

Sept. 17, 2009

By Mal Boright

Observer correspondent

The rampaging Champlain Valley Union High field hockey team will close out a brief home stand Friday when Middlebury Union High — 2-1 entering the week — rolls into Hinesburg.

On Tuesday, the 4-0 defending Division 1 champion Redhawks will travel to South Burlington to test the Rebels, who were 3-0 coming into this week’s action.

Opposing coaches coming up with a game plan for facing CVU will likely be left scratching their heads, as the Hawks added three more players to their list of scorers Monday in vanquishing visiting Mount Mansfield Union High, 6-0.

Notching their first goals of the season were veteran co-captain Kathryn Powell and senior Kelcey Lamphere, each with a pair of scores, and senior midfield controller Maggie Ryan with a singleton.

Upfront veteran KK Logan notched her fourth tally plus an assist.

Logan got the assault started with two minutes and five seconds gone in the first half when she maneuvered in front of MMU net minder Jen Haley and unleashed a hard shot from 10 feet out.

Powell, who was also solid on defense, notched her goals later in the half with Emmaleigh Loyer assisting on both.

Ryan set up Lamphere’s first goal midway through the second half.

Kelsey “Coast-to-Coast” Jensen, whose long clearing blasts kept the Cougars in their own end much of the game, got things going for the final two scores.

At 17:44, Jensen cut loose with a hard shot that rebounded off Haley’s pads to Ryan, who alertly knocked the ball into the cage.

Eleven minutes later, Jensen fired a shot at the goal that bounced off Logan’s stick to Lamphere, who made the scoring deposit.

CVU goalie Elizabeth Goddette got her third shutout and, for the second time this season, didn’t need to make a save.

It appeared the veteran net minder might have some business late in the second half but the defense, led by back Aubrey Deavitt, was adept at clearing the ball from dangerous territory in front of Goddette.