By Sheri Duff
Boys win Essex soccer tournament: Continue winning ways
Zach Akey tallied four goals as Champlain Valley Union cruised past Rutland 9-0 in the first round of the Essex tournament on Thursday Sept 5. Tucker Shelley, Oliver Choiniere, Richard Baccia, Elliott Mitchell, one assist, and Shane Hanlon also scored for the Redhawks. Joe Castano had two assists. Brandon O’Connell and Oscar Kelley split time in net to secure the win. Castano and Baccia each scored to lead the Redhawks to a 2-0 victory in the championship game Saturday night. O’Connell made six saves to earn the shutout. Castano was named the tournament’s most valuable player while Zack Evans was named to the all-tournament team.
During soccer action on Tuesday, Sept. 10 Champlain Valley bested Burlington 1-0. Evans scored the first half goal in a rematch of last year’s D-I state championship at Buck Hard Field while O’Connell worked a three-save shutout.
Redhawks soar over Green Knights
Haliana Burhans scored twice, Catherine Cazayoux recorded a goal and two assists, and Champlain Valley soared past Rice, 6-0, in girls soccer action on Monday, Sept. 9. .
Mackenzie Kingston and Emma Davitt also scored. Maddie Turnau made two saves for the 3-0 Redhawks.
Cross country teams begins season with wins
The CVU cross country team competed in class races at Red Rocks on Wednesday, Sept. 4.
The results are as follows:
Boys Juniors-Seniors: 3. Zack Marshall, CVU.
Boys Freshmen-Sophomores: 1. Tyler Marshall, CVU, 13:20.9; 2. Calvin McClellan, CVU, 13:40.6; 3. Harken Spillane, CVU, 13:42.0.
Girls Juniors-Seniors: 1. Autumn Eastman, CVU, 13:33.2 3. Abby Keim, CVU, 14:50.5
CVU senior Autumn Eastman ran her personal best (18:21.6), had her first invitational win in cross country, and led the girls to the team crown at the Essex Invitational on Saturday, Sept. 7.
Girls Top 10: 1. Autumn Eastman, CVU 18:21.6; 6. Abby Keim, CVU 2:19.6; 7. Sophia Gorman, CVU 20:20.5.
Boys Top 10: 8. Zack Marshall, CVU 17:07.5.
Field hockey team wins season opener
CVU senior Amanda Whitbeck had a hand in both field hockey goals as the Redhawks shut out Colchester 2-0 Thursday, Sept.5. Whitbeck scored an unassisted goal just 1:08 into the game and assisted on Molly Dunphy’s second-half goal. Evangeline Dunphy made two saves to earn the shutout for the Redhawks.