Champlain Valley Union 11, Middlebury 10: Ali Wainer’s five-save effort helped CVU hold Middlebury for a win on Saturday in a key Division I girls lacrosse matchup.
Ahead by one goal at the half, the Redhawks did just enough to hold off the 6-2 Tigers.
Lydia Maitland had five goals to lead CVU (9-1), while Bella Rieley added two goals. Becca Provost, Sara Kelley, Maggie Gannon and Petra Kapsalis each scored once for CVU.
The win was a nice follow up to a 16-9 win over Rice on Friday for the Redhawks.
Maitland scored three goals and had four assists in that matchup, while Rieley, Kelley and Teddi Simons each had a hat trick. Provost, Mia Brumsted and Cate Noel also tallied.
Champlain Valley Union 9, South Burlington 7: CVU and South Burlington continued their tradition of tough boys lacrosse tilts on Friday night.
The Redhawks scored with 35 seconds remaining to earn a comeback win over the Rebels to keep its unbeaten streak alive.
Walter Braun scored the insurance tally in the final minute, while Sam Buzzell scored to give CVU (10-0) the lead early in the fourth quarter.
Nate Cuttitta (two assists) also scored for the Redhawks and Andrew Tieso stopped six shots.
CVU 11, Essex 10: CVU scored five runs in the sixth inning to earn a come-from-behind win over Essex on Saturday.
Cale Bombardier earned the win in relief, pitching two innings and giving up two runs on two hits. Aidan Johnson had three hits to pace the Redhawks’ (9-1) offense. Jacob Bortnick drove in two runs, Jonah Roberts had a double and two RBIs and Liam Reiner added two doubles and three runs.
The win over Essex helped take the sting out of CVU’s first loss of the season, with the Redhawks falling 1-0 to South Burlington on Thursday.
The Rebels scored on a RBI groundout in the bottom of the eighth inning to break a scoreless game and top CVU. Reiner took the loss for the Redhawks, despite going seven-plus innings and giving up three hits.
Tyler Skaflestad had the only hit for CVU in that game.
Essex 17, Champlain Valley Union 0 (5): CVU struggled at the plate, getting only one hit in a 17-0 loss to Essex on Saturday.
Mary Titus had the lone hit for CVU, while Riley Canty took the loss in the circle.
Makenna Thorne and Rachel Yandow each had a grand slam for the undefeated Hornets.
The loss wrapped up a tough week for the Redhawks, who also fell to South Burlington 16-4 in five innings on Thursday.
Canty took the loss for CVU, while Titus went 2-for-3 at the plate.
CVU 5, Burlington 2: The CVU girls tennis team moved to 8-0 this season with two wins this week.
On Monday, the Redhawks downed Burlington 5-2. Stephanie Joseph, Kendall Blank, Renee Dowerman all earned wins in singles for CVU, while Maddie Huber and Megan Watson got the win at No. 1 doubles.
Courtney Vincent and Ella Kenny wrapped up the scoring for CVU with a win in No. 2 doubles.
Lyly Dang topped Sophie Dauerman in No. 2 singles for BHS, while Galen Moore grabbed a win over Corina Gorman in No. 5 singles, only the second and third matches that CVU has lost this season.
On Saturday, the Redhawks topped Rice 7-0 for another regular season win.
CVU 4, Burlington 3: Two wins in doubles were the key to a win for the Redhawks boys tennis team over Burlington on Monday afternoon.
Ethan Lisle and Nathan Walker got a 6-3, 6-7 (7-5), 12-10 win in No. 1 doubles, while Oliver Bijur and Brayden Bartlett got a 7-5, 6-1 victory at No. 2 doubles.
Josh Ashooh and Joe Warren got wins in singles for the Redhawks, who moved to 8-1 this season.