HINESBURG - Nate Lacroix scored twice, with his final one coming with just 4:30 left to play in the game, breaking a 2-2 tie, and lifting his Champlain Valley Union High School Redhawks to a 3-2 win over the Spaulding Crimson Tide last Saturday in South Burlington. His teammate Robbie Dobrowski contributed a goal, and a pair of assists to the exciting win. But the real hero for CVU who improved to 2-2 with the win, was goalie Mark Albertson. Albertson made 30 critical saves to protect the one goal victory.
Champlain Valley 3, Spaulding 2: At South Burlington, Nate Lacroix fired in his second goal of the game with 4:30 left in regulation o break a 2-all deadlock and propel Champlain Valley past Spaulding. Tory Chouinard and Josh Bell scored for the Crimson Tide, who dropped to 1-1 with the loss. Spaulding goalie Chris Pelkey stopped 17 shots to keep the game close.
In girls action last Saturday, in Middlebury, Emily Hassock (four goals) and Saige Twombly (three goals) produced seven goals between them to lead their Tigers to a 14-1 thumping over the visiting Mounties. Jen Beloin and Marie Ploof contributed two scores each, while Theresa Huestis, Sarah Boudah and Kayla Quesnel-Cousino scored single goals to round out Middlebury's scoring. Ashley Howlett made nine saves for the victorious Tigers, who improved to 2-1 with the win. Collen Shouldice scored the lone Mounties goal while Kaitlyn Robertello made 28 saves for MSJ, who fell to 0-2 with the loss.
Commodores Boys And Girls Fall In Hoop Action
Joe Meade scored 21 points last Saturday in Duxbury to lead his Harwood Hurricanes to an easy 61-41 win over the visiting Vergennes Commodores in high school basketball action. Will Hoffman (11 points) and Tom Fuller (10 points) combined to match Meade's 21 points while Tyler Hoare owned the boards, hauling down 11 rebounds. Connor Merrill and Colin Curler paced the Commodores by scoring 18 and 10 points respectively. Harwood improved to 2-1 with the win, while Vergennes fell to 2-2 with the loss.