Sports Report – May 16, 2019

Hadley Murphy of Charlotte celebrates with the Lacrosse team against BHS. Photo by Sarah Lavoie.

Charlotte’s Hadley Murphy scores her 100th goal
Rice High School senior Hadley Murphy of Charlotte scored her 100th goal as a Green Knight against Burlington High on May 6, then added a hat trick in a win over Mt. Anthony. Hadley has played on the varsity squad for her four years at Rice and has been team captain for the last two. She began lacrosse at CCS in the 2nd grade, joining the 802-club team in 8th grade and moving indoors in the winter with Top Strung lacrosse clinics. Hadley feels her love for the sport, her speed and quickness have helped her success. She started running indoor track in her sophomore year to increase her speed and endurance, and a part of her scoring and net mindedness comes from the ability to shoot both left- and right-handed. Hadley will attend Colby College in Maine in the fall with a plan to major in cell and molecular biology, joining the lacrosse team as well. Hadley is the daughter of Ray and Dana Murphy.

CVU Tennis
Photo by Al Frey

CVU tennis ends April with a split, starts May with four wins South Burlington was the splitter, topping the Redhawk men 7-0 and losing to the Hawk women by an identical 7-0 margin. Beginning with the number-one singles player, Sophie Dauerman, who lost her first set 1-6 before coming back to take the next two, the Redhawks’ Corinna Gorman, Rayna Brosseau, Kate Gruenling and the number-two doubles pair of Julia Blanck and Riley Boucher won their matches in two sets each.

The number-one men’s doubles pair of Henry Bijur and Charlie Majaanes pushed their Wolves’ opponents hardest before losing in three sets.
May 9 against Colchester, CVU men and women won both matches, the men 5-2, the women 6-1. Men winners were all in two sets started by number-one Josh Ashooh, followed by numbers three, four and five singles players: Charlie Majaanes, Aiden Greer and Charlotte’s Peter Hyams. The number-one doubles team of Charlotter, Riley Marchand and Ethan Lisley took the fifth win 6-2, 6-2, while the second Redhawk pair drove their Colchester opponents to three sets before bowing 4-6, 6-1, 10-8.

On the women’s side, Corina Gorman, Ella Kenney, Kate Gruenling and Julia Grant won singles matches, while both doubles pairs topped their Laker opponents in two sets each.

May 13 the Redhawk men topped Mt. Mansfield 5-2, and the women won 7-0.

CVU Girls Lacross
Photo by Al Frey

Not good on the pitch for CVU lacrosse
The Redhawk men took their first beating of the season at the hands of South Burlington’s Wolves last Thursday on CVU’s field. The Wolves’ Will Burkin scored what proved to be the game-winning goal with just over five minutes left in the second half to propel South Burlington to a 7-6 win. That left the Redhawks with a 9-win, 1-loss record so far this season. Co-captain Sam Sturim and Jake Schaefer each had a pair of goals for the Hawks, and goalie Bobby Spencer saved 10 shots.

The women traveled to Rutland, a trip that resulted in an 18-6 loss to the Raiders despite Sophia Cresta’s hat trick and Sydney Peet’s two goals plus an assist for the Redhawks.

It was Hawks over Wolves in softball and baseball
Haley Chase and Taylor Detch knocking in two runs apiece, coupled with Riley Canty’s nine-strikeout pitching, gave CVO softball a close 4-3 victory over South Burlington. Redhawk defense and pitching held off the Wolves’ comeback bid in the late innings. Unfortunately, Saturday’s game against Essex ended in a tight-fought 1-0 loss even though Riley Canty gave up only two hits and struck out 10 Hornets.

On the baseball diamond CVU men had a bit of an easier time than their female counterparts as they beat the Wolves 5-1. Baker Angstrom drove in two runs, and Ian Parent pitched a full game, giving up only four hits and striking out four as well. They came back on the weekend behind the pitching of Storm Rushford and hitting of Aiden Johnson to beat Essex 6-1 for their 10th straight win this season.

Softball’s Cantry and baseball’s Johnson were nominated for Varsity Insider Athletes of the Week for their strong play.

Burlington Invitational brings out runners and throwers
The 47th annual Burlington Invitational Track Meet brought athletes from over 30 high schools in the area to BHS’ Buck Hard Field. CVU was not only well represented but finished third to Essex and St. Johnsbury in the ranking of combined men’s and women’s team scores. The women held 18 positions among top individual finishers in 18 events—including two freshmen races that were not part of the team total. The 1,500- and 3,000-meter runs were the premier events for the Hawk women, with Ella Whitman winning both races, followed closely by Alice Larson, Alicia Veranneau, Jasmine Nails at 1,500 and Catherine Noel at 3,000. With her wins in two of the meet’s major races, Ella was named the Invitational’s Outstanding Female Athlete. CVU’s 4×100 relay team of Caroline Hill, Reilly Wells, Leah Lambrecht and Amalie Lepple won its race as well.

On the men’s ledger, Khomanani Clemmons did well in the two hurdle races, placing sixth at 110 yards and fourth at 300. He was followed in the second race by Calvin Lord who ran sixth. Drew Buley tied for fourth in the high jump, and Zack ZuWallack was the sixth-strongest shot putter.