Redhawks Recap

Photo by Lauren Read
CVU’s Natalie Durieux moves the ball up the field during Saturday’s Division I quarterfinal matchup in Hinesburg.

GIRLS SOCCER
CVU 7, North Country 0: The CVU offense struck early and often Saturday as the undefeated Redhawks topped No. 8 North Country to advance to the D-I semifinals.

Top-seeded CVU were to face No. 5 South Burlington on Wednesday in Hinesburg after The Citizen went to press.

Natalie Durieux led the scoring for the Redhawks, tallying twice in the first half. Charlotte Hill and Olivia Morton also found the back of the net in the first frame, while Sydney Jimmo, Lucy Hindes, and Josie Pecor all added goals in the second half.

Maryn Askew made one stop to earn the shutout for CVU, who is looking to advance to their sixth D-I final in the last seven years.

BOYS SOCCER
St. Johnsbury 2, CVU 0: Two goals in the first half from host St. Johnsbury ended the Champlain Valley Union High School boys soccer team’s season in the Division I semifinals on Tuesday afternoon.

The second-seeded Hilltoppers (15-1-1) got goals from Ben Hammer and Matteo Dill to advance to their firsteever D-I state title game.

Hammer scored early in the first half, knocking in a header off a corner kick and Dill doubled the lead with less than 10 minutes remaining in the first half.

Aidan Johnson made nine saves in goal for the No. 3 Redhawks, who finish the season at 13-4.

FOOTBALL
St. Johnsbury 31, CVU 14: Top-seeded St. Johnsbury opened up a 25-point lead and did not look back as the undefeated team knocked off CVU in the Division I high school football quarterfinals on Saturday.

Shane Boehmke hit Tommy Sych with a 14-yard touchdown pass for the Redhawks first score and Jacob Brassard added a 7-yard TD run to wrap up the CVU scoring with under 30 seconds to go.

Jacob Cady led the way for St. Johnsbury (9-0) with 174 yards and a touchdown. Mathew Roy had 90 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries for the Hilltoppers, who will welcome No. 4 BFA-St. Albans on Saturday for the D-I semifinal.

GIRLS VOLLEYBALL
CVU 3, St. Johnsbury 0: The CVU girls volleyball team continued its quest for a repeat Division I title with a win over St. Johnsbury in the quarterfinals on Friday.

The No. 3 seeded Redhawks will face No. 2 Rice in the semifinals on Wednesday as The Citizen was headed to press.

CVU managed the Hilltoppers in straight sets, winning the first handily, 25-11, then securing the second set 25-19 and wrapping it up in the third, 25-21.

The top-seeded CVU boys volleyball team also were to open their title defense on Wednesday taking on No. 4 Lyndon in the D-I semifinals.

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