HINESBURG - By rule when a team with just one loss squares off against a winless one it usually isn't pretty and last Saturday in Bristol was no exception. The Champlain Valley Union Redhawks improved to 7-1 by running for 320 yards and rolling over the hometown Eagles 62-0.
Freshman running back Tyler Barnes led CVU's deadly ground attack with 97 yards, 85 coming on two touchdown runs of 55 and 30 yards. J.P. Benoit matched Barnes two TD runs, while CVU quarterback ran for a 27 yard touchdown, and connected with Eric Palmer for a five yard scoring pass. The Redhawks also produced touchdown runs from back up quarterback Ian Solomon (31 yards,) runningback Collin Teator (5 yards) and running back Nick Menieur (1 yard).
Mount Abraham dropped to 0-8 with the loss.
The Middlebury Panthers pulled off a huge road win last Friday night, traveling to Bennington where they dispatched the hometown Mount Anthony Patriots 14-2. Brandan Burrell led Middlebury with 99 rushing yards and Marshall Hastings contributed another 82 rushing yards and a touchdown to the win. Kaden ODell added a rushing touchdown for the Tigers, who improved to 6-2 with the win.
Behind Emmaleigh Loyer's unassisted goal the top seeded Champlain Valley Union Redhawks narrowly escaped a surprise upset bid by the eighth seeded Middlebury Tigers, and pulled off a narrow 1-0 quarterfinal win last Friday in post season field hockey action. Aubrey Deavitt made a key stop on defense in the second half, catching a sure game tying goal with her stick before it could break the plane of the goal. Elizabeth Goddette made five saves to earn the shutout for the 15-0 Redhawks, while Tiger goalie Kayla Whittemore kept her squad in the game by making 14 saves. The eighth seeded Tigers wrap up their season at 6-7-3. CVU had a semifinal date this past Wednesday with the winner of Mondays Mount Anthony VS Rutland quarterfinal game. A win there puts them in this weekends Division I State Championship.
Redhawks Blank Falcons
Goalie John Milbank made 10 saves to earn himself a shutout as his Champlain Valley Union Redhawks improved to 13-1 with a 4-0 blanking of the North Country Falcons last Saturday in boys high school soccer action. Kyle Logan, Mike Clayton and Nick Spencer scored goals for CVU, while Nick Hart added a pair of assists to the solid win. Falcons goalie John Milbank stopped 10 shots in the net.
The Middlebury Tigers, who were at home, found themselves on the other end of the shutout last Saturday, losing 5-0 to Rice Memorial. Gavin Millay had a pair of goals while Shawn Hayes and Adam Geffkin added one goal and one assist apiece to lead the Rice offense. Rice's other goal came off the foot of Matt Levinsky and goalie Fred Torde made seven saves for Rice, who improved to 9-5 with the win.
In Milton Friday night Drew Steady had a pair of assist and a goal to lead his Yellow Jackets to a 7-0 drubbing of the visiting Vergennes Commodores. Alex Ortega, Blake Begnoche, Sam Weaver, JP Cyr, Paul Donna and Anthony Campbell had the other goals for Milton who finished the season at 10-3-1 and their third straight Mountain Division title. Milton goalie Dylan Leggett needed to make just three saves to preserve the shutout.
Charlie Stapleford stopped 15 shots for Vergennes, who finish their regular season at 2-12.
CVU: Almost Perfect
The Champlain Valley Union Redhawks girls soccer team needed just one more win or tie last Saturday to finish the regular season without a loss. They would not get it. Emma Feeney scored with 4:30 left in regulation and Seahorse goalie Stephanie Jaques made seven saves as Burlington handed CVU a 1-0 loss in their final regular season game. It was Jaques ninth shutout of the year and the win allowed the Seahorses to finish the year at 6-2-6. Emily Sackett made eight saves for CVU who enter the playoffs at 10-1-3.
The Middlebury Tigers didn't fare much better, losing on the road 5-2 to Rice. Brittany Pfaff led the Rice attack with a monstrous four goal game. Megan Beattie supplied the remaining goal for Rice, who enter the playoffs with a solid 12-2 record. Mattea Bagley and Ashley Meacham scored for the visiting Tigers.
Friday wasn't much of a night for girls soccer teams from Addison County, as the
Mount Abraham Eagles joined CVU and Middlebury by losing 5-0 to Milton. Samantha Rock turned in the hat trick to lead Milton offensively. Gina Abbiati scored the remaining goal while Emma Stinson contributed an assist to the win. Hillary Turner had six saves for the Yellowjackets, who finish the regular season at 11-3. Shanna Gebo (four saves) and Gwen Merrill (three saves) were in net for Mount Abraham, who finish their regular season at the exact opposite 3-11.
The Vergennes girls team made it a perfect 0-4 for Addison County when they loss at home 3-1 to the Lamoille Lancers. Ashley Jones notched a goal and an assist to lead
Lamoile's offense. Their remaining goals came from Heidi Fuller and Erin Stokes
Lancer goalie Elise Coolbeth recorded 10 saves with the win.
The Commodores lone goal came when Natalie McLay fed Kenadi Dattillio who turned the pass into a point. Christina Stinchfield stopped sixs in defeat.