CVU field hockey had a good day Saturday against Colchester

Photo by Al Frey

CVU 2, Colchester 1: Lydia Maitland’s game-winner helped the CVU field hockey team come out on the winning end of a one-goal game with a 2-1 victory over visiting Colchester on Saturday.

Bella Riley opened the scoring for the Redhawks (3-3) with 20 minutes remaining in the game. The Lakers tied the game five minutes later on a goal from Meg Lehouiller.

Maitland put CVU on top for good with just two minutes left in regulation, knocking the ball into the goal off a penalty corner.

The Redhawks, whose three losses are all by one goal, fell to Mount Mansfield in overtime on Tuesday, Sept. 19. Flynn Hall and Maitland had the goals for CVU, which got 11 saves from goalie Kristy Carlson.

The Champlain Valley Union girls cross country team placed three runners in the top 20 to win the girls large school race at the 2017 Manchester Invitational on Saturday in Manchester, N.H.

Ella Whitman (19:54) was top finisher for the Redhawks, coming in 10th place. Alice Larson (20:03) was 13th, and Jennifer Ireland (20:20) crossed the finish line in 19th place. Sadie Holmes was 38th and Cate Noel round out the top five finishers in 50th place.

The strong overall effort earned CVU 130 points, ahead of Bishop Guertin (143), Souhegan (154) and Pinkerton (214). Burlington High School, the only other Vermont school to place in the top five, finished with 233 points for fifth place.

The Redhawks boys finished in 17th place overall at the meet, paced by Jared Leonard (17:26) who finished 43rd. Baxter Bishop (17:54) was 59th and Dylan Gooley (18:15) was 87th. Essex High School was the top Vermont school on the boys side, finishing sixth behind a second-place finish from Henry Farrington.

CVU 3, South Burlington 0: Champlain Valley Union cruised to a three-set win over South Burlington on Monday to move to 5-0 for the season.

The Redhawks opened up with a narrow victory in the first game, beating the Rebels 25-22. They pulled away in the second game with a 25-14 win and then closed out the win with another tight game, beating South Burlington 25-21.

CVU 3, Burlington 0: The Champlain Valley Union boys volleyball team remained unbeaten after defeating Burlington in three games on Saturday.

The Redhawks took the first game 25-16, followed with a 25-22 win in game two and then closed out the victory with a 25-12 win in the third.

With the win, CVU moves to 5-0 this season.

The Champlain Valley Union girls golf team headed to Newport for the North Country Invitational on Monday afternoon.

The Redhawks finished with a team score of 225, with Elena Godbout earning the top score with a 108. Ali Bisaccia finished with a 117. Madeline Oliver had a 122 and Sophia Cresta came in with a 128.
Carly Giroux of North Country High School was the medalist after shooting an 88 over nine holes.
North Country was first overall, led by Giroux’s top score, a 107 from Sophia Clements and 110s from Lauryn Goulet and Grace Giroux.

CVU’s Andrew Wilkinson shared medalist honors and the Redhawks finished with a team score of 176 on Monday at Burlington Country Club.

Wilkinson scored a 40 over nine holes to earn medalist honors along with Essex’s Brody Yates, Brennan Moreau, and Ben LaPlant.

The Hornets took top team honors with a score of 162, with the Redhawks finishing second and Rice (193) coming in third.

Ben Gramling had a 42, while Nate Godbout and Hank Caswell both shot a 47 to round out the scoring for CVU.

Colchester 21, CVU 12: CVU’s Shane Boehmke opened the scoring in Saturday’s gridiron matchup, but visiting Colchester responded with the next 21 points to hand CVU the loss.

Boehmke ran six yards for the first touchdown of the day for the Redhawks (2-2), then caught a 10-yard TD pass for the second. Jake Sweeney hit Boehmke with the scoring pass.

Three different Lakers (2-2) had rushing touchdowns, with Zack Morin scoring on a five-yard run, Quentin Hoskins going 70 yards for a score, and Kevin Otto pushing it in the end zone from five yards out.

Essex 1, CVU 0: Tristan Salgado scored the only goal of the game as visiting Essex handed CVU its first loss of the season on Saturday afternoon.

Salgado scored on a breakaway in the 12th minute and the Hornets held off the Redhawks.

Gordon Schmalz made five saves to earn the shutout for Essex (4-2), while Isaac Cleveland stopped five shots for CVU, who dropped to 5-1.

CVU 5, South Burlington 0: Josie Pecor scored twice to lead the CVU girls soccer team past South Burlington on Saturday.

Sara Kelley, Sydney Jimmo, and Ali Bisaccia also scored for the Redhawks, who remain unbeaten with a 5-0 record. Maryn Askew and Meghan Gilwee combined to make three saves.

In addition to Saturday’s victory, CVU also topped Burr and Burton, 3-1, on Tuesday. Kelley and Jimmo both had goals for the Redhawks, while Charlotte Hill also tallied.

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