Redhawks Recap

Photo by Al Frey
CVU’s Riley Canty struck out seven Rice batters in Saturday’s game.

SOFTBALL
Burlington 16, CVU 12: Champlain Valley Union played six runs in the sixth inning but could not hold off Burlington’s nine-run outburst in the bottom half of the sixth and fell to the hosts on Monday afternoon.

Gabriela Moreno had three hits and two RBIs for the Redhawks (3-4).

CVU used another six-run inning on Saturday afternoon to earn a 10-1 win over Rice. Lily Cote had two RBIs for the Redhawks and Paige Niarchos added two hits.
Riley Canty earned the win in the circle, striking out seven batters in seven innings.

BASEBALL
CVU 14, Burlington 4: Champlain Valley Union kept its winning streak going with an eight-run outburst in the second inning to pull away from visiting Burlington on Monday.

Aidan Johnson drove in three runs for the Redhawks (7-0), while Jake Bortnick had two RBIs and Jonah Roberts added two hits.

Hank Caswell earned the win on the mound, allowing three earned runs on seven hits in five innings.

Earlier in the week, CVU also earned a win over visiting Rice, topping the Green Knights 11-0 on Saturday in five innings.

Bortnick had a two-run home run to power the Redhawks offense, while Brendan Tivnan had a single and three RBIs. Kyle Rivers earned the shutout, striking out six batters and allowing just two hits in five innings of work.

GIRLS LACROSSE
CVU 10, Essex 5: Bella Rieley continued her goal-scoring surge as she netted four goals in CVU’s 10-5 win over Essex on Friday afternoon.

Cate Noel tallied twice for the Redhawks, who move to 6-1 this season. Natalie Durieux (one assist), Lydia Maitland, Sophia Cresta, Sara Kelley and Mia Burmsted each scored once. Ali Wainer made nine saves to earn the win in goal.

BOYS LACROSSE
CVU 17, Colchester 0: The CVU boys lacrosse team ran their unbeaten streak to seven games, topping Colchester 17-0 on Friday.

Jake Schaefer and Will Braun each had three goals and one assist for the Redhawks (7-0), while Jennings Lobel tallied twice.

Nate Cuttitta (three assists), James Bernicke (one assist) and Sean Gilliam (one assist) all had one goal for CVU and Bobby Spencer and Andrew Tieso combined to make four saves and earn a shutout.

BOYS TENNIS
CVU 4, Burlington 3: The Champlain Valley Union boys tennis team emerged with a tight win over Burlington on Monday afternoon to cap off a busy week on the court.

Josh Ashooh (6-2, 6-1) and Jonathan Walsh (6-3, 7-5) both won in straight sets in the No. 2 and 3 singles for the Redhawks. Ivan Llona (0-6, 7-5, 10-5) came back from a tough first set to earn a win over Henry Wool in No. 1 singles, while Ethan Lisle (4-6, 6-0 10-4) also earned a comeback win in No. 4 singles.

On Saturday, CVU took to the course twice, finishing a weather-delayed match with Essex and then facing off against Rice.

The Redhawks fell to Essex in the first match, 5-2, with Ashooh taking the win in No. 2 singles and Ethan Lisle and Oliver Bijur earned a win in No. 1 doubles.

CVU then topped the Green Knights 7-0, with Llona, Walsh, Brayden Bartlett and Garrett Gruendling earning wins in singles and Nathan Walker and Jack Biggins getting a win in doubles.

GIRLS TENNIS
CVU 7, Rice 0: The CVU girls tennis team continued their march through the regular season, moving to 3-0 with a win over Rice on Saturday.

Megan Watson (6-3, 6-1), Courtney Vincent (6-2, 6-0), Kate Gruendling (6-1, 6-0) and Julia Grant (6-1, 6-0) all earned straight set wins in the singles matches for the Redhawks.
CVU won the No. 5 singles and both doubles matches by forfeit.

TRACK AND FIELD
The CVU track and field team traveled to South Burlington on Saturday for the sixth annual Coaches vs Cancer Twilight Open. The girls team finished in third place overall, while the boys team came in eighth place.

Ella Whitman was the only individual winner for the Redhawks, finishing first in the 1,500 in 4 minutes, 59.42 seconds.

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