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CVU shows promise in early season play

Four Addison County girl's soccer teams opened their 2009 seasons last Saturday, yet only the Champlain Valley Union Redhawks could manage to start the season off with a win.

In Milton the CVU Redhawks scored three second half goals to defeat the hometown Yellow Jackets 3-0. Emily Leffler, Haleigh Smith and Nicole Utter scored for CVU, while their goalie Emily Sackett made seven saves to record the shutout. Hillary Turner had 14 saves in defeat for the 0-1 Yellow Jackets.

In Middlebury, Brittany Pfaff posted four goals to lead her Rice Memorial Green Knights to a 5-2 win over the Middlebury Tigers. Hillary Hee, while assisting Pfaff on two of her goals, supplied Rice with their remaining score. Alayna Hauke (three saves) and Kylie Rice (two saves) combined to make five saves in front of the net for the 1-0 Green Knights. Mattea Bagley and Molly Clarke scored single goals and Middlebury goalie Sara Boudah made a dozen saves for the 0-1 Tigers

Meanwhile in Fairfax, Mikayla Forsey and Olivia Root teamed up for a pair of first-half goals, leading BFA-Fairfax to a 3-0 blanking of the Mount Abraham Eagles. Root provided two assists, which Forsey converted into goals.. Brooke Benoit scored the remaining BFA-Fairfax goal. Goalies Ruby Bushey (five saves) and Casey Baczewski (two saves) combined for seven saves to record the co-shutout for the 1-0 Bullets. Shanna Gebo recorded 10 saves in the net for the 0-1 Eagles

Lilah Watt had a goal and an assist in Montpelier to lead her Salons to a 3-0 shutout win over the visiting Vergennes Commodores. Caitlin Patterson and Alexis Boucher supplied single goals for the Solons in their opening day win. Montpelier goalie Caroline Dellipriscoli needed to make just three saves to preserve the shutout, as the 1-0 Salons defense kept the pressure off her all day. Vergennes goalie Christina Stinchfield posted eight saves for the 0-1 Commodores.

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