by Lettie Stratton
Boys soccer shuts out Rutland, beats Brattleboro
The Redhawks soccer team had a good two days Thursday, Sept. 27, and Saturday, Sept. 29 in their games against Rutland and Brattleboro, respectively. In Thursday’s home game, the CVU boys cruised to a 6-0 victory over Rutland. Shane Haley had two goals and an assist for CVU, while Jeremy Richard also scored twice. In goal, Brandon O’Connell and Oscar Kelley made three saves.
In Saturday’s game at Brattleboro, the Redhawks beat the Colonels 4-1. Haley scored three goals and Tucker Shelley chipped in with one. O’Connell made six saves for CVU.
Girls soccer wins in OT
In a home game vs. South Burlington on Friday, Sept. 28, the Lady Redhawks triumphed 1-0 in overtime. The game was 0-0 for 80 minutes with the Redhawks unable to get any of their 14 shots past the South Burlington goalie. Six minutes into the first overtime, Brownwen Hopwood won the ball near midfield and dribbled forward to take on the defense. She threaded a pass to Haliana Burhans who got behind the last defender before cutting the ball back to find an open teammate. Burhans passed to Audrey Allegretta who fired a shot from just near the 18-yard line. The shot was hard and direct to end up in the upper left corner of the net, securing the win for CVU. The Lady Redhawks move to 7-1 on the season.
XC teams take 1st at Hard’ack Festival
At Saturday’s cross-country meet hosted by BFA, the CVU teams took the top spots in both the boys and girls races. For the boys, Nicholas Bouton came in 1st in 17:23. Jared Keyes placed 6th for CVU in 17:49, followed by Chase Weaver in 7th with a time of 17:51. Will Kay rounded out the top finishers in 10th place with a time of 17:59.
For the Lady Redhawks, Taylor Spillane placed 2nd in 18:07. Autumn Eastman came in 3rd with a time of 18:56, followed by Julienne Devita in 4th in 19:49. Abby Keim (5th, 20:58), Emma Putre (8th, 21:09), and Carly Neeld (10th, 21:14) also had strong races for CVU.
Field hockey team beats Colchester
The Lady Redhawks beat Colchester 3-0 Friday, Sept. 28, in a home game. Molly Dunphy scored the first goal off a corner and Katie Arms scored the second goal 40 seconds later, both in the first half. Mackenzie Roberts scored the final goal with an assist from Emily O’Brien in the second half. Evangeline Dunphy recorded four saves, including one saved penalty stroke late in the second half.