HINESBURG -- The fall sports season is coming to a close, and the teams at Champlain Valley Union High School are finishing another strong season. At Colchester, the Redhawks avenged last years early playoff exit with a 1-0 victory over Colchester, advancing to the semifinals. On a windy Vermont day, Ali Frey scored the games only goal off an assist from Kelsey Jensen. The goal came in the first half of play, with defense taking over until the final horn sounded. Ali Frey tipped in a long feed from Kelsey Jensen with 19:02 left in the first half for the game's lone goal. On a restart, Jensen fired the ball about 30 yards through the Colchester defense to Frey, who was near the left post for the tip. CVU outshot Colchester 11-5 and held their ground despite a tough second half. Jocelyn Stowell was in net for CVU with five saves, outperforming Colchesters Kini LaPointe, who made 10 saves. Soccer finishes strong, looks ahead to playoffs
The boys soccer squad defeated Burlington High School last Wednesday, blanking BHS 2-0 and pushing their record to 13-0-1. With the Division I tournament on the horizon, the Redhawks earned themselves a top seed, giving them a first round bye and extra time to prepare for the winner of Tuesdays matchup between St. Johnsbury and North Country. Tyler Macnee scored the first goal against the Seahorses halfway through the second half of play, and just minutes later tallied an assist after setting up Tom Eddy for the eventual game winner. In net for CVU was Andreas Varsakopoulos who made four saves, while Burlingtons Noah Caldwell-Raferty stopped six shots. For the girls, a shot at an undefeated season fell just short. Colchester hadnt forgotten the 5-0 loss they suffered at the hands of the Lady Redhawks last month, and they used that as motivation to beat CVU 3-0, whose regular season record stands at 7-1-6. Abbie Senesac had six saves for CVU. Fifth seeded CVU takes on 12th seeded Missisquoi this week. Football team suffers tough loss
Turnovers were the story last Saturday as Montpelier defeated CVU 25-13 in Division III football action. But turnovers werent the only thing that kept the Redhawks out of the win column. A spectacular performance by Montpelier tailback Stephen Hill also made things difficult for CVU (3-5, 3-3). Hill ended the day with 147 yards on 17 carries for two touchdowns. He also hooked up with quarterback Evan Parker for a 16-yard touchdown pass. But its defense that wins ball games, and Montpelier forced four fumbles and tallied one interception. CVU came back from a 13-7 halftime deficit after Mark Talleys eye-popping 95-yard kickoff return. Three second-half fumbles made Talleys return irreverent, though, as Montpelier controlled the games tempo and held off the Redhawks for the win.