By Sheri Duff
Eastman breaks course record
CVU girls win league crown
CVU’s Autumn Eastman broke a two-year course record and led the Champlain Valley Union girls cross country team to a league crown at the NVAC Metro championships Saturday in Swanton. Eastman’s time of 17 minutes and 47.6 seconds shattered the record by more than 30 seconds.
Results at the NVAC Metro championships were as follows:
Large school girls team scores: 1. Champlain Valley 36. Girls top 10: 1. Autumn Eastman, CVU 17:47.6; 5. Sophia Gorman, CVU 19:12.6; 7. Abby Keim, CVU 19:40.7.
Boys team scores: 1. South Burlington 23; 2. Champlain Valley 90;
Boys top 10: 7. Tyler Marshall, CVU 16:46; 9. Zack Marshall, CVU 16:50.2.
Girls finish perfect season
CVU’s Haliana Burhans scored two goals in the 4-0 regular season finale over BFA St. Albans on Friday, Oct. 18, notching her 20th goal and the Redhawks’ first perfect regular season since 1996. Megan Gannon and Sierra Morton also scored while Catherine Cazayoux, Audrey Morehouse, and Paige DuBrul had assists. Maddie Turnau saved one to preserve the shutout.
CVU advances to quarterfinals
Top seeded Champlain Valley scored 6 unanswered goals to defeat Rutland 6-0 on Tuesday, Oct. 22. Joe Castano (2 assists) Nolan Jimmo, Patrick McCue, Chris Reiss, Max Brown (assist) and Richard Baccei scored for the Redhawks. Brandon O’Connell and Oscar Kelley combined for three saves. CVU is slated to play sixth-seeded Burlington Friday, Oct. 25 at 3 pm at home.
In the regular season finale last Saturday, Champlain Valley defeated BFA-St. Albans 4-0. Oliver Choiniere, Zack Akey, Brown, and Jimmo scored for Champlain Valley. Baccei and Reiss scored in the first half as Champlain Valley blanked Essex 3-0 in boys soccer last Wednesday. Castano scored in the second half with an assist from Baccei. Brandon O’Connell made three saves for the Redhawks.
Cougars defeat Redhawks
A penalty stroke late in the second half lifted Middlebury to a 2-1 win over Champlain Valley in high school field hockey on Thursday, Oct. 17. CVU’s Amanda Whitbeck scored with 1:30 remaining in regulation but the Redhawks would not score again. Evangeline Dunphy made three saves.
After a defensive stop in the second quarter, CVU’s offensive-minded Jason Cora ran 149 yards on 20 carries scoring two touchdowns and leading the Redhawks to a 35-6 victory over BFA-St. Albans on Saturday afternoon. Steele DuBrul, Pierce Farrington, and Lucas Aube also scored. With the win, the Redhawks are a possible third seed in the D-1 playoffs and should play host to a quarterfinal contest next weekend.