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CVU continues strong play in varsity sports

HINESBURG Two Champlain Valley Union varsity squads pushed their records to 10-3 over the weekend with convincing wins, while another stumbled to 5-8. Redhawks boys hockey dominates Rice
Ben Soll swapped his helmet for a hat last week after finding the net three times in a 9-1 victory over Rice in South Burlington. CVUs defense was stellar once again, holding Rice to only 16 shots on net, with all but one of them being stopped by both Marke Albertson and Miles Grunvald. Kyle Logan turned in a two-goal performance to complement Soll's hat trick. Jon Ingalls, Scott Goodwin, JP Benoit and Nate Lacroix added a goal each for the Redhawks. Nathan Hauke scored the lone goal for Rice, which remains winless through 16 games. John Laframboise and Jacob Taraba made 19 saves. Lady 'Hawks fall to Hartford
CVU struck first against Hartford, but could not hold off a strong offensive attack and lost to Hartford 4-1. K.K. Logan gave the Redhawks an early 1-0 lead in the first period, and led a CVU offense that kept Hartford goalie Heather Mariotti busy. Mariotti was tough in the net, however, and tallied 34 saves in the contest. For Hartford, it was Madison Hayes and Rebecca Fogg setting the pace, combing for three goals and three assists. Kayla Thibadeau rounded out the scoring with one goal. With the win, Hartford pushed their record to 9-6, while CVU fell to 5-8-3. CVU tops Essex, 65-56
It started close, but the Redhawks showed why they are a dominant force in Division I girls basketball last week. After a close first quarter, Alison Wettstein set the pace for CVU, scoring eight points in the second quarter to help the Redhawks take control of the lead for good. Katie Lavalette turned in an outstanding performance, finishing the night with 16 points, seven assists and seven steals. For Essex, Renee Denison, Meghan Tremblay and Kate Cioffi scored 17, 12, and 11 respectively. Essex fell to 8-3 while CVU improved to 10-3.

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