HINESBURG The Champlain Valley Union High School got together for a little Rally in the Valley and a dance on Friday, October 12, to raise some school spirit for the CVU Redhawks athletic teams to carry with them as they geared up for Spirit Day on Saturday, October 13.
Friends, family, faculty and the student body gathered at all of the CVU fields Saturday despite gloomy weather. The home teams combined for a 2-1-1 record on the day.
Thanks to the Friends of CVU
It may have been a cold, rainy day on Saturday, October 13, but that didnt dampen spirits for the Friends of CVU.
The organization was on hand throughout Spirit Day to warm the hearts and the bellies of students, faculty and family members alike with sandwiches, hot and cold beverages, and plenty of autumn cheer to go around.
The Friends of CVUs mission is to help create a sense of unity among parents, staff and in the community. Members of the group include residents from Williston, Hinesburg, St. George, Shelburne and Charlotte, and the organizations aims to create and promote a support network for all communities involved with the Champlain Valley Union High School.
According to the groups mission statement, the Friends of CVU serve the following functions: to foster and enhance communication among parents and between CVU and the community; to support students through participation at their events, facilitation of events for students and providing resources for student events; to build a network of volunteers to augment services and programs at CVU; to form and support action committees; and to provide funds assistance for programs and events.
All money received through the organizations efforts on Spirit Day will go towards supporting various other events scheduled for the rest of the school year.
For more information, please contact Lee Blanchard at 425-3519 or Mary Crane 434-4216.
Boys and Girls Varsity Soccer remain unbeaten
Both teams delivered on Spirit day, and both teams added wins to their already impressive records.
For the girls team, Erika Gobeille scored the only game of the contest half way through the first half of play. In the end, that goal proved to be the winning one, as the CVU girls soccer squad finished the day with a 1-0 victory over Mount Mansfield.
Gobeilles score came off a pass from Kendra Wilkins.
Abby Senesac turned in another gritty performance in net for the Lady Redhawks, who are still undefeated at 7-0-6.
The girls werent the only ones to finish the day still undefeated. The boyss team blanked Colchester High School 3-0, improving their overall record to an amazing 12-0-1.
Nate Sloma netted the first goal of the contest off an assist from Josh Parker
Chris Beaton and Tyler Macnee also scored for the Redhawks, with assists from Tyler Gagluiso and Tim Geigink, respectively.
CVUs defensive performance was so strong that a pair of Redhawks goaltenders didnt even need to attempt a save.
CVU was holding on to a 2-1 lead with less than four minutes left in regulation when Lorelei Phillips netted a goal to secure a 2-2 tie for Mount Mansfield Union High School.
Ali Frey scored for the Redhawks and was followed up by Meghan Winget in the second half to give CVU a 2-1 lead that remained until the games final minutes.
The team is 6-6-3 following the tie.
The days final game was indeed a true test of spirit, as the varsity football team battled fiercely against a big, tough and talented Lakers (6-1) defense. In the end, Colchester walked away with the shutout, 34-0.
The Division II Colchester team essentially sealed off their win in the first half, with several touchdowns that came on both passing and rushing plays.
Dan Soons was extremely efficient for the Lakers, going 8 for 13 for 108 yards, spreading the field and connecting with six different receivers. Soons threw three touchdown passes.
An undersized but determined defense was pushed around for 185 rushing yards. Despite the big numbers on the ground, CVU held their ground on several goal line stands, including one in the third quarter when they forced Colchester to turn the ball over on downs.
The resulting offensive series proved to be the nail in the coffin, though, as CVU allowed an interception inside of Colchesters 15 yard-line, which resulted in a Lakers touchdown.
Following the loss, the Redhawks are 3-4.