CVU X-C girls win Essex Invitational again; Boys place fourth

Taylor Spillane led the Redhawks to a ninth straight cross country win at the Essex Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 8.

The Lady Redhawks not only won their ninth consecutive Essex Invitational, but last Saturday’s effort could be considered their best for this meet. Senior Taylor Spillane placed first with a time of 18:54.8. On her heels were teammates Autumn Eastman (19:07.9) and Julienne Devita (20:06) who completed a 1-2-3 finish for the defending New England Champions. Four of CVU’s top five runners from last season are back this fall.

Although the boys cross country team made a valiant effort, they placed fourth at last Saturday’s Essex Invitational. CVU’s Nick Bouton crossed the finish line in 14th place with a time of 17:55.6.

CVU girls soccer team start season strong

Champlain Valley Union made it three for three with a 3-0 victory over Burr and Burton on Tuesday, Sept. 12. Emily Kinneston, Haliana Burhans, and Catherine Cazayoux scored for Champlain Valley in the shutout. On Saturday, Sept. 8 CVU’s Burhans and Bronwen Hopwood had two goals apiece to lead the Redhawks past Rutland 7-0 at home. Kinneston, MacKenzie Kingston, and Audrey Morehouse also scored. Earlier in the week Burhans and Sidnee Lyman scored in the first half to lead Champlain Valley over Rice 3-1 Wednesday, Sept. 5. Taylor Goldsborough also scored and McKenzie Buckman, Morehouse, and Kinneston had assists. Lilly Harris made three saves.

CVU boys soccer begins on right foot

On Thursday, Sept. 6 Champlain Valley earned a 6-0 win over Rice in the opening round of the Essex tournament. Max Brown scored a goal and had an assist for CVU. Joe Castano, Shane Haley, Patrick McCue, Ian Kent, and Kidder Spillane scored while Brandon O’Connell made two saves in the win. The second game of the tournament against Rutland on Saturday, Sept. 8 was postponed.

Field hockey team suffers first loss

The Lady Redhawks lost to Mount Mansfield 1-0 in a highly contested battle Tuesday, Sept. 12 in Jericho. CVU’s Evangeline Dunphy made 10 saves. Prior to the loss Champlain Valley played to a 0-0 tie with South Burlington on Friday, Sept. 7 in Hinesburg. Earlier in the week Katie Arms scored twice to lead Champlain Valley over the Lakers 2-0 Wednesday, Sept. 5 in Colchester. The Redhawk’s Amanda Whitbeck and Molly Dunphy each had an assist.

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