CVU finishes strong winter sports season

HINESBURG The CVU boys hockey team proved once again that their greatest asset is persistence. Burlington goalie Eric Godfrey nearly survived a 48-shot attack by the Redhawks, but came up short with only 46 saves. Justin Bara scored the games first goal for Burlington, netting a shot with three minutes left in the first period. Kevin Tetrault and Mike Wheeler were both credited with an assist. Ben Soll tied the game for CVU off an assist from both Wes OBrien and Sam Ross. The game was deadlocked for most of the third period when Jon Ingalls netted the game-winner with just over five minutes remaining in regulation. The victory moved the Redhawks to 14-4-3 and earned them a trip to the Gutterson Fieldhouse to take on three seed Rutland at 6 p.m. Essex eliminates CVU girls
The Redhawks girl hockey squad gave Essex their best, but in the end came up just short in a 2-1 loss that eliminated CVUs playoff hopes. Julie Pearl scored both goals for the Hornets, off assists from Linda Norris/Sarah Deslandes and Chelsea Normand/Ashley Martin, respectively. Alyx Rivard kept CVU in the game off an assist from KK Logan in the third period. Emily Douillard had 13 saves for Essex while Nicole Bonneau made 36 for the Redhawks. Miller leads Burlington in victory over CVU
Burlingtons Jasmin Miller led a fourth-quarter rally over the Redhawks last Friday, sealing off a 61-51 victory. Miller tallied 21 points, topped off by 12 points in the final stanza. Allyson Dowen and Christine Jacques scored 19 and 11 points respectively. The Seahorses trailed by seven points at halftime and were down four in the fourth quarter. For the Redhawks, Alison Wettstein, Katie Lavalette and Kristen Blodgett had 21, 10 and 10 points respectively. CVU played their final regular season game on Tuesday at home against Spaulding. Other scores from the week in sports for CVU
The boys basketball squad finished the regular season strong with a convincing 68-43 victory over Colchester. They finished the regular season with a 12-8 record and will face South Burlington on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 6 p.m. They will have home-court advantage for that game. The girls alpine ski team traveled to Middlebury for the Girls NVAC District Meet in slalom and giant slalom. The boys District Meet will hit the slops at Smugglers Notch on Thursday, Feb. 21 at 9:30 a.m. BFA hosts that meet. At the VPA State gymnastics meet, CVU was seeded second and finished as the runner-up. As a team, CVU notched only one loss for the season, winning their other eight meets. The CVU wrestling squad heads to States on Friday and Saturday, with matches starting at 6 p.m. and 10 a.m., respectively.

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