By Sheri Duff
Boys soccer team suffers first loss of season
In the battle of unbeatens, St. Johnsbury handed CVU its first soccer loss, 2-1, at home last Friday afternoon. Although Oliver Choiniere scored on an assist from Tucker Shelley, the Hilltoppers scored in both halves to secure the win. Brandon O’Connell made three saves. Last Tuesday the team defeated Spaulding 5-1. Joe Castano scored and assisted on a goal while Richard Baccia, Chris Wright, Nolan Jimmo, and Zack Evans also scored. O’Connell and Oscar Kelly split time in goal and did not record a save.
After posting three shutouts this week, Champlain Valley’s girls soccer team remains perfect with no goals scored against its stingy defense. Haliana Burhans scored three times to lead the Redhawks to an 8-0 victory over South Burlington on Tuesday afternoon. Audrey Morehouse tallied twice and added an assist. Maddie Turnau made two saves. On Saturday, CVU defeated St. Johnsbury 7-0 at home. Mackenzie Kingston tallied two goals while Sierra Morton, Morehouse, Paige DuBrul, Catherine Cazayoux, and Mackenzie Buckman each scored. Burhans had two assists. Last Wednesday CVU’s Kingston scored early to lead the Redhawks over Spaulding 3-0. Burhans and Morton added a goal apiece.
Field hockey team wins three in a row
Amanda Whitebeck’s lone goal in the first half stood up in a 1-0 defeat of Mount Mansfield Tuesday, Oct. 1 at home. Evangeline Dunphy made three saves to secure the win. Sierra Saia scored two goals to lead CVU over Burlington 3-0 in high school field hockey action on Friday, Sept. 27 at home. Amanda Whitbeck tallied a goal and an assist while Molly Dunphy and Lily Schmoker added an assist each for CVU. Last Wednesday, Champlain Valley salvaged a tie with Middlebury 1-1 thanks to Katie Arms who scored in the second half. Evageline Dunphy made four saves.
CVU loses to Middlebury in football
Middlebury was good from the get-go. The Tigers cruised by the Redhawks 42-7, scoring on most possessions, last Friday, Sept. 27 in Middlebury. Alex Bulla scored CVU’s only touchdown, an 80-yard punt return in the fourth quarter.
Redhawks cruise at Manchester (N.H.) Invitational
Top Vermont finishers
Girls — elite: 1. Autumn Eastman, CVU 17:50; 12. Sophia Gorman, CVU 19:54; 14. Abby Keim, CVU 19:55. Elite team scores: 2. Champlain Valley 82; 10. Essex 179.
Boys large school team scores: 4. Champlain Valley 207.
Cross country at Hard’ack
Girls team scores: St. Johnsbury 15, BFA-St. Albans 70, Champlain Valley 73, Rice 108, South Burlington 151, Richford 154. Enosburg INC.
Boys team scores: St. Johnsbury 20, Champlain Valley 58, South Burlington 81, Rice 103, BFA-St. Albans 110. Richford INC.
Boys top 10: 7. Elliot Eastman, CVU 18:39.33; 10. Greg Goldman, CVU 19:04.40.