Sports Report – Oct. 3, 2019

CCS runners hit the trails like their high school brothers and sisters
If you wonder where CVU High School’s excellence in cross-country running begins, you need look no further than the middle-school teams in the district. Charlotte, Shelburne and Williston have proven their mettle in recent races. In mid September the CCS girl and boy racers competed against 15 other schools. The boys finished fourth; the girls one above at third. The girls sent 24 runners to Williston for the John Duncan Invitational; the boys sent 30. Four of the girls and four of the boys finished among the top 20 individuals. One of each were among the first five to cross the finish line.

Football wins number two over Rice
Despite the fact that the Free Press coverage of Saturday’s win over Rice makes it sound as though CVU was lucky to pull it out, the Redhawks did score two unanswered touchdowns to win 21-14 over the Green Knights. Max Destito was involved in all three TDs, two by passing to Ryan Anderson, one running. Although Rice led the Hawks 14-7 early in the game, the Redhawks tied things up at halftime and went on to score an unanswered touchdown in the second half for their second win of the season against three losses. Rice has yet to break the victory column (0-5).

Charlotte Redhawk Holden Batchelder dribbles through Colchester defenders. Photo by Al Frey.

CVU golfers hit the Williston CC for the NVAC Championship
Rice golfers flipped the winner’s pole over their football counterparts by topping CVU by three strokes in the Northern Vermont Athletic Conference (NVAC) match. Rice’s Mike Walsh was the medalist.

Both Redhawk soccer teams remain undefeated
After having given up their first non-win of the season (a 1-1 tie with Burlington), the Redhawk men came back to blank Colchester 5-0 with five players scoring a goal apiece and the two goal keepers having to make only three saves against Colchester’s 10. The win leaves CVU’s record standing at 7-0-1, the best in the Metro League.

The women are undefeated and stand atop the division. Goals by Maggie Gannon and then by Olivia Zubarik with only 16 seconds to play gave them a 2-1 victory over the South Burlington Wolves. Goalie Maryn Askew was called upon to make half the number of saves as the South Burlington minder. The Hawks came back on Saturday against St. Jay with 10 goals and a shut out. Gillian Magnier, Josie Pecor and Avery Sleeper each had a pair of goals. Goalie Askew was required to make only a single save.

Number 6 Haily Chase from Charlotte fires on the Colchester goal as Clara MacFaden looks on. Photo by Al Frey.

CVU field hockey has built a winning team
With Colchester and Burlington its recent victims, CVU field hockey women are ahead of their records over the past few years. They are no longer low women on the totem pole for fall sports. Three goals by Sidney Peet plus a single pointer each from Flynn Hall, Mackenzie Marcus and Lena Ashooh added to strong defense that kept BHS off the scoreboard and left the Redhawks standing with twice as many wins as losses (6-3).