Redhawk Recap

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Liam Freeman serving in Friday’s victory over Vermont Commons School

Champlain Valley Union 2, Vermont Commons 1: The Redhawks continued their run of unbeaten play with a 3-1 win over Vermont Commons on Friday.

CVU (7-0) emerged from a close first game with a 26-24 win, then doubled the lead with a 25-19 win in the second. Vermont Commons came back and took the third game before the Redhawks finished off the win with a 25-18 victory in the fourth game.

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CVU’s Ali Bisaccia on defense at last night’s defeat over South Burlington.

Champlain Valley Union 1, South Burlington 0 (2OT): Sara Kelley pounced a loose ball inside the box in double overtime to give CVU the 1-0 win over South Burlington under the lights on Saturday night.

Kelley knocked in the game-winner with 8 minutes, 33 seconds left in the second OT after a throw-in.

Maryn Askew earned the shutout with five saves for the Redhawks, who remain undefeated at 6-0.

Bailey Burt stopped six shots before leaving the game with a red card and Jess Burt made three saves in relief for South Burlington (5-2-1).

Champlain Valley Union 3, Enosburg 0: CVU needed just three games to dispatch Enosburg for the win on Monday night.

The Redhawks took the first game 25-20, the second 25-9 and the third 25-18 to move to 8-1 on the season.

Champlain Valley Union 2, South Burlington 1: Despite playing with nine men for the final 20 minutes, CVU downed host South Burlington in a spirited matchup on Monday.

The Redhawks (6-1) opened the scoring early in the second half, with Nate Coffin heading in a pass from Brigham Francis for the 1-0 lead.

Nate Sampson doubled the CVU lead minutes later — and 30 second after Jonah Roberts received the team’s first red card — on a feed from Erik Stolen.

Coffin then received a red card of his own and the Redhawks were forced to fend off the Wolves for the final 20 minutes with just nine players.

Issac Cleveland led the final defensive effort, making 11 saves to help CVU earn the win.

The CVU boys golf team, behind an even performance from all four of its top golfers, took first place in Thursday’s NVAC Championships at Williston Country Club.

Ben Gramling and Hank Caswell both came into the clubhouse with an 83, while Andrew Wilkinson and Nate Godbout followed with an 84.

The 334 team score brought them in in front of South Burlington (347), Mount Mansfield (348) and Essex (374).

The Redhawks will now compete in the Division I state championship qualifier on Tuesday at the Country Club of Barre.

With solid scores from Elena Godbout and Alexandra Wainer, the CVU girls golf team finished up the regular season with a third place finish at West Bolton on Thursday.

Godbout had a nine-hole score of 48 and Wainer came in with a 67 to account for CVU’s final score of 115. North Country (91) finished in first, with Sophia Clements earning medalist honors with a 43.

CVU has four golfers — Godbout, Clair Smith, Gabriela Torrens-Sperry and Ali Bisaccia — competing in the Division I championship match on Tuesday at Proctor-Pittsford Country Club.

Essex 2, Champlain Valley Union 0: The Redhawks potent offense suffered a power outage in Thursday’s 2-0 loss to Essex.

CVU, which was shut out for the first time this fall, forced Hornets goalie Kaylan Ferreira to make only one save.

Jenna Puleo and Maddie Reed had the tallies for Essex (7-1).

Kristy Carslon made nine stops for the Redhawks (3-4) and Nora Weisman-Rowell had a defensive save.

Burlington 27, Champlain Valley Union 7: CVU, missing two key players on Friday, fell to visiting Burlington after the offense struggled to find its way into the end zone.

Jason Rosner had a 4-yard touchdown run for the Redhawks (2-3), who were without quarterback Graham Walker and receiver Liam McCue. Jack ZuWallack led the offensive attack with 79 rushing yards.

Burlington was paced by Kevin Garrison, who had 173 rushing yards and three TD runs.

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