Redhawks Recap

Photos by Al Frey
CVU lacrosse player Katie Gingras hangs on against South Burlington last Wednesday.

GIRLS LACROSSE
Champlain Valley Union 13, Brattleboro 11: Ali Wainer made four of her 11 saves in the final minutes to preserve a 13-11 win over Brattleboro for the CVU girls lacrosse team on Monday afternoon.

Lydia Maitland, who recently committed to the University of Vermont to play field hockey, scored four goals and dished out one assist for the Redhawks (13-1). Natalie Durieux and Mia Brumsted each added a hat trick and Cate Noel tallied twice.

On Saturday, CVU topped Mount Mansfield 11-5 behind a three-goal effort from Becca Provost. Bella Rieley and Durieux each scored twice for CVU and seven other players notched single tallies.

The Redhawks also topped Middlebury during the week, beating the Tigers 15-10 on Friday.

Photo by Al Frey Redhawks girls tennis and boys lacrosse teams remain undefeated as regular season play winds down.

GIRLS TENNIS
Champlain Valley Union 6, St. Johnsbury 1: With just one match remaining in the regular season, the CVU girls tennis team continued its undefeated march with a win over St. Johnsbury on Saturday.

Sophie Dauermann, Kendall Blanck, Renee Dauermann and Jalen Murphy each earned wins in singles for CVU, while Ella Kenney and Courtney Vincent got a win in No. 1 doubles. Katie Gruendling and Julia Grant also got a win doubles.

The Redhawks also got a win over Essex on Thursday, sweeping the Hornets 7-0.

BOYS LACROSSE
Champlain Valley Union 8, BFA-St. Albans 7: The CVU boys lacrosse team maintained its undefeated record with a narrow win over host BFA-St. Albans on Saturday.

The Redhawks outscored the Bobwhites 3-0 in the fourth quarter to earn the comeback win, with Sam Strium scoring the winning goal with just under three minutes to play.

Jake Schaefer had three goals for CVU (13-0), while Andrew Tieso earned the win in net with 12 saves.

Saturday’s one-goal win was not the only close call for the Redhawks, who narrowly defeated Essex earlier in the week.

CVU beat Essex 9-7 on Thursday behind Schaefer, Max Gorman and Walter Braun’s two-goal performances.

Will Braun, Nate Cuttitta and Reed Douscevicz also scored for CVU and Tieso stopped eight shots.

SOFTBALL
North Country 15, Champlain Valley Union 0: CVU softball team suffered two losses this week, falling to North Country on Saturday and Essex on Thursday.
The two losses drop the Redhawks to 4-9 on the season.

BASEBALL
CVU 6, North Country 3: Jacob Bortnick’s three-run home run was the difference for CVU in a 6-3 win over North Country on Saturday.

Nortnick went 3-for-3 for the Redhawks, who moved to 12-1. Liam Reiner also had a home run for CVU and Jake Boliba had a triple and an RBI.

Kyle Rivers pitched 5⅓ innings to earn the win, striking out 10 and allowing two runs. Ian Parent got the save and Storm Rushford made a relief appearance.

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