By Sheri Duff
Football team advances to semis
Redhawks make history
With the Redhawks 19-0 win over Rutland, Champlain Valley earned the program’s first D-1 playoff win on Saturday, Oct. 25. It wasn’t easy, but thanks to Pierce Farrington, who scored two touchdowns and 115 yards, the Redhawks made history. The semifinal matchup against the Rebels will be played Friday, Nov. 1, at 7 pm in South Burlington.
Redhawks advance to title game
Champlain Valley responded to its only loss of the season with a 1-0 win over St. Johnsbury Academy in the D-I soccer semifinal Tuesday afternoon at home. Joe Castano scored early in the second half and the Redhawks advanced to their third straight final on Saturday at Burlington High School where they will play second-seeded Colchester. Richard Baccei had the assist and Brandon O’Connell saved two to secure the shutout. On Friday afternoon, CVU’s Chris Reiss scored during the second overtime for a 1-0 win over Burlington in D-I high school soccer quarterfinals. Zach Akey made the assist, and O’Connell turned away two to secure the shutout.
Redhawks remain perfect
In Champlain Valley’s quarterfinal 6-0 win over Rutland on Saturday, Emma Davitt scored four goals in 20 minutes. Haliana Burhans scored twice and had three assists, while Audrey Allegretta and Audrey Morehouse each had an assist. Maddie Turnau earned the shutout for the 16-0 Redhawks. Top-seeded CVU dispatched Brattleboro, the 16 seed, in a 4-goal victory on Wednesday, Oct. 23, at home. Burhans scored two goals and had assist while Morehouse also scored.
Field hockey ends season
South Burlington scored in the final 28 seconds of regulation to beat the Redhawks 1-0 in a field hockey quarterfinal on Friday afternoon at home. CVU had their chances, especially in the second half when Amanda Whitbeck’s shot went wide. Evageline Dunphy stopped three. The Redhawks end the season 8-3-4.