BOYS SOCCER PLAYOFF UPDATE
Nick Durieux notched a hat trick to propel the Champlain Valley Union High School boys soccer team to a 4-1 win over visiting Lyndon in Tuesday’s Division I first playdown matchup.
The No. 3 Redhawks opened the scoring midway through the first half with Briggs Francis tapping in a pass from Oliver Bijur for the 1-0 lead.
Duriex doubled the lead with two minutes remaining in the first half, then added his third goal off a header and finished up the hat trick with 27 minutes remaining. Erik Stolen and Ryan Trus each had an assist for CVU (12-3).
With the win, the Redhawks advance to face No. 6 Rutland on Friday at 3 p.m. at home in Hinesburg.
Charlotte Hill’s late goal lifted the Champlain Valley Union High School girls soccer team to a 3-2 win on Thursday to wrap up an undefeated regular season and the No. 1 seed in the Division I playoffs.
The Redhawks, at 13-0, were to open the postseason after The Citizen’s presstime Wednesday in the playdowns. They were hosting No. 16 Missisquoi, with a season record of 0-13, at 3 p.m. in Hinesburg.
If CVU gets the win in the playdowns, they will advance to Saturday’s quarterfinals and will face the winner of No. 9 Middlebury vs. No. 8 North Country.
The CVU field hockey team finished the regular season on a seven-game winning streak to secure the No. 3 seed in the Division I state tournament.
The streak, which helped the Redhawks finish 10-4, included a 3-2 victory over Rice last Thursday. CVU needed overtime to beat the Green Knights, winning when Flynn Hall found the back of the net with 23 seconds remaining in the extra period.
The two teams will have a little cooling-off period, as they will now meet in the playoffs.
CVU will face the sixth-seeded Green Knights (8-4-1) in the D-I quarterfinals today at 3:30 p.m. in Hinesburg.
The CVU girls volleyball team will begin its quest for a second straight Division I state title with the No. 3 seed in the VPA tournament.
The 10-3 Redhawks earned a bye into the D-I quarterfinals, where they will face the winner of the No. 11 Vermont Commons vs. No. 6 St. Johnsbury playdown matchup.
CVU will take on their first opponent on Friday at 4:30 p.m. in Hinesburg.
CVU will begin its own title defense, though they will start with an undefeated record, No. 1 seed and bye into the Division I semifinals.
The Redhawks finished the regular season with a 12-0 record and that earned them the top seed in the state’s only volleyball division.
CVU will await the winner of No. 5 Vermont Commons (4-8) vs. No. 4 Lyndon (6-6) for a semifinal matchup that will take place on Nov. 1 in Hinesburg at 4:30 p.m.