Scooter MacMillan, Editor

Courtesy photo The CVU boys lacrosse team won the Battle of the Bucket (or the Battle of the Old Timey Helmet) because of its regular season sweep of Essex.

Courtesy photo. The CVU boys lacrosse team won the Battle of the Bucket (or the Battle of the Old Timey Helmet) because of its regular season sweep of Essex.

Boys lacrosse

CVU 12, South Burlington 6
CVU took a dominating 12-6 win over South Burlington on Tuesday, May 24.

Coach Tom Garvey lauded his team’s “sharp play.”

Matias Williams scored more than half the Redhawks’ goals with seven tallies. Colin Zouck had two goals, while Nolan Shea had a goal and an assist.

Owen Pierce tallied three assists.

Goalkeeper Jake Bowen made seven saves for the Redhawks.

CVU 11, Essex 4
On Thursday, CVU was led on offense in a win over Essex by Peter Gilliam who tossed in four goals and an assist. Williams was just behind him with three goals and an assist.

Shea tossed in two scores and an assist, while Turner Elliott scored a goal in addition to three assists. Max Destito had a score.

Besides his pride in his team’s offense coach Garvey had praise for his defense, singling out Jake Bowen, Sam Whitcomb, Ryan Boehmcke, Sam Decker, Peyton Anderson and Max Destito.

With this win the Redhawks improved to 14-1 for the season.

And with this win CVU swept Essex for the season which means the Redhawks won the Battle for the Bucket, annual rivalry between the two teams. A vintage lacrosse helmet is known as a “bucket.”

CVU 12, Middlebury 7
On Friday, May 27, the CVU boys lacrosse team finished the regular season with a 15-1 record after a final season win over Middlebury 12-7. The win also evened the score against Tigers who gave the Redhawks their lone loss of the regular season.

The win came behind great goaltending from Bowen and strong defense from Destito, Anderson, Boehmcke, Decker and Whitcomb.

Now, CVU waits to see what the upcoming playoff pairings will be.

Girls lacrosse

CVU 18-10, Mount Mansfield 10
The CVU girls lacrosse team took an 18-10 win over Mount Mansfield on Saturday, May 21.

The Redhawks were up 14-5 at the half and the win appeared to be in hand.

Chloe Snipes led all scorers with five. Amelie Scharf notched three scores and an assist, while Peyton Jones scored twice and had an assist.

Grace McNally and Sydney Mast each scored twice. Ava Bartlett, Stella Dooley, Marlie Cartwright and Sophie Madden all grabbed a goal.

CVU goalie Clare Stackpole-McGrath had 12 saves.

CVU 17, Middlebury 4
On Wednesday CVU didn’t have much trouble with Middlebury, beating the Tigers 17-4 in the Redhawks’ Senior Game.

Scharf led CVU’s scoring with four goals and an assist. Bartlett added three goals to go with her three assists.

Snipes had two goals and helped on two others. Both Kate Boehmcke and Dicey Manning scored twice. Stella Dooley, Cartwright, Jones and McNally added to the offense with a goal apiece.

Stackpole-McGrath had 5 saves.

CVU 17, Essex 5
Up 8-3 at the half on Friday against Essex, the CVU girls lacrosse team really took command in the second half on both sides of the field. The final result was 17-5, Redhawks’ favor.

Bartlett led the scoring this time with five goals. Snipes was just behind her with four goals and an assist, and Scharf wasn’t far back with three goals and an assist.

Tess Everett, McNally, Boehmcke, Manning and Mast all added a goal.

In goal, Ava Medici had four saves and Stackpole-McGrath had one.

Baseball

CVU 6, Rice 3
The Redhawks took a 6-3 win over Rice on Thursday, May 19.

Asa Roberts was 2-4 at the plate with a double, two RBIs and a stolen base.

Oliver Pudvar pitched into the seventh inning and struck out 11 giving up two hits.

CVU 3, Essex 2
On Saturday, May 21, the Redhawks managed to take a close game over Essex, 3-2.

Robbie Fragola went 2-4 at the plate with a single, a double and two RBIs.

Pitcher Ryan Canty scored the winning run on a wild pitch. He stayed on the mound for 6.2 innings, giving up five hits, striking out four and walking six.