HINESBURG - Nate Lacroix scored twice, with his final one coming with just 4:30 left to play in the game, breaking a 2-2 tie, and lifting his Champlain Valley Union High School Redhawks to a 3-2 win over the Spaulding Crimson Tide last Saturday in South Burlington. His teammate Robbie Dobrowski contributed a goal, and a pair of assists to the exciting win. But the real hero for CVU who improved to 2-2 with the win, was goalie Mark Albertson. Albertson made 30 critical saves to protect the one goal victory.
Champlain Valley 3, Spaulding 2: At South Burlington, Nate Lacroix fired in his second goal of the game with 4:30 left in regulation o break a 2-all deadlock and propel Champlain Valley past Spaulding. Tory Chouinard and Josh Bell scored for the Crimson Tide, who dropped to 1-1 with the loss. Spaulding goalie Chris Pelkey stopped 17 shots to keep the game close.
In girls action last Saturday, in Middlebury, Emily Hassock (four goals) and Saige Twombly (three goals) produced seven goals between them to lead their Tigers to a 14-1 thumping over the visiting Mounties. Jen Beloin and Marie Ploof contributed two scores each, while Theresa Huestis, Sarah Boudah and Kayla Quesnel-Cousino scored single goals to round out Middlebury's scoring. Ashley Howlett made nine saves for the victorious Tigers, who improved to 2-1 with the win. Collen Shouldice scored the lone Mounties goal while Kaitlyn Robertello made 28 saves for MSJ, who fell to 0-2 with the loss.
Commodores Boys And Girls Fall In Hoop Action
Joe Meade scored 21 points last Saturday in Duxbury to lead his Harwood Hurricanes to an easy 61-41 win over the visiting Vergennes Commodores in high school basketball action. Will Hoffman (11 points) and Tom Fuller (10 points) combined to match Meade's 21 points while Tyler Hoare owned the boards, hauling down 11 rebounds. Connor Merrill and Colin Curler paced the Commodores by scoring 18 and 10 points respectively. Harwood improved to 2-1 with the win, while Vergennes fell to 2-2 with the loss.
In girls action Friday, in Hinesburg, the Commodores didn't fare any better. Abbie Giles led a well balanced Champlain Valley Union scoring attack. That offense and a stingy defense led the Redhawks to a 72-36 win over the visiting Vergennes Commodores. Giles, who scored 13, was closely followed by Amanda Kinneston with 12 points and Elena Bayer-Pacht who contributed 10 points to the onslaught. Vergennes, who fell to 1-2 with the loss, was led by Allison Provost who poured in a dozen. CVU remained unbeaten at 3-0 with the win.
In other girls basketball action last Friday, in Bristol, Rebecca Day (15 points) and Amanda Ley (13 points) scored 28 points between them, leading their Mill River Minutemen to a 51-40 win over the Mount Abraham Eagles. Mount Abraham's Jen Loyer led all scorers with 20 points. The Eagles fell to 1-1 with the loss.
The Middlebury Tigers girls squad was in action last Friday too, and they fared much better than their Addison County counterparts. Molly Brown (19 points) and Katie Ritter (16 points) combined to score 35 points and led Middlebury to a 53-46 win over the Otter Valley Otters in Brandon. Michelle Lefebvre led the Otters with 11 points. Otter Valley fell to 1-2 with the loss, while Middlebury improved to 2-1 with the win.
Lake Monsters show their Christmas Spirit
The Vermont Lake Monsters and COTS (Committee On Temporary Shelter) are teaming up this holiday season to host a wish list drive at the Lake Monsters waterfront store through Dec. 23 where donated items for COTS means 10 percent off Lake Monsters merchandise.
The Lake Monsters waterfront store, at the top of the King Street Ferry Dock, will serve as a drop point for several of the items on the COTS wish list for the holidays. Anyone who donates desired items will receive 10% off any one Lake Monsters merchandise item per donated item (excluding previously discounted items/packages, beverages and LCT merchandise).
COTS provides emergency shelter, services, and housing for people who are ho or who are homeless or marginally housed in Vermont. COTS advocates for long-term solutions to end homelessness. The goal of drive is to collect any and all items on the COTS wish list to be donated to those in need in Vermont. Those items include:
Baby Needs: Baby bottles, pacifiers, teething toys, baby formula, diapers.
New Clothing: Sweatshirts, waterproof gloves, hand-warmers & Foot-warmers, socks and men's undershirts
Other: Phone Cards, Gas Cards, CCTA Bus Passes, Yearly Planners (2010), Combination Locks, Unopen Cleaning Suppliesm Kitchenware (pots, pans, dishes, utensils) and large shampoo-conditioner).
See: www.cotsonline.org for the complete wish list and store hours.