Thursday April 23, 2015
South Burlington pulled out a victory over CVU in their opening game of the season, capitalizing on a 5-run sixth inning to propel the Rebels to a 7-6 victory. South Burlington teed off on CVU’s pitching, with five Rebels getting at least two hits in the contest. Julia Templeton, Katie Bose, and Zelie Condon-Layman each singled twice in the game, while teammates Sienna Eisenhart and Morgan Eppley had a single and a double. Eisenhart also drove in a pair of runs to tie the game with her extra base hit, a sixth inning blast that bounced off the fence. Later in the same inning, Katy Groen singled to drive in Eisenhart, scoring the deciding run for South Burlington. Liz Sargent pitched through five innings for the Rebels, giving up five hits and striking out three Redhawks. Becky Borazzo earned the win in her relief effort, pitching two innings and striking out three without surrendering either a hit or a walk to CVU.
South Burlington baseball opened up with two games this past week, but only completed one of them. Their opening day matchup against CVU was suspended after nine full innings when the game remained deadlocked in a 1-1 tie. Play resumes at South Burlington on Wednesday, 4/22. The Rebels hosted Milton on Saturday, as the Yellowjackets edged the Rebels 7-6. The team currently holds a 0-1 record on the season and has a busy schedule this coming week, completing the CVU game before hosting Missisquoi on Thursday 4/23 and St. Albans on Saturday 4/25.
The Rebels continued to take advantage of their all-access pass to their opponent’s goal last Saturday when South Burlington upended Mount Mansfield in a lopsided 18-3 victory. Co-captain Cam Nolting continued to be the focal point of the South Burlington offense, netting five goals and contributing three assists. Kyle Murakami and Dylan Avery continued to their consistent contributions, with each player adding two goals and three assists while helping to develop the well-rounded and multi-angular offense. Mike Blauvelt made five saves in goal for the Rebels.
The team improved to 3-0 later in the week by traveling to CVU and stopping the Redhawks 9-6. The Rebels absorbed their first loss of the season this past Saturday when they returned home and fell to the always-tough Middlebury Tigers program 6-5. With the loss, the team is 3-1 on the season; they host Salmon River (NY) this Saturday 4/25 before hosting Colchester on 4/27 and Essex on 4/29.
The Rebels scored two more big wins this past week, traveling to Rutland and defeating the Red Raiders 10-8, before returning home and outgunning Spaulding 15-5.
South Burlington was locked in a tight battle against Rutland on 4/14, with neither team pulling away with the game and the Rebels trailing 6-5 at the half. The team got a game-defining performance from Ava Hultgren, who carried the Rebels throughout the contest with five critical goals. The always-reliable Sarah Fisher helped swing the game back in South Burlington’s favor with her three goals, with the scores propelling Fisher to over 200 career points, in what has been a stellar lacrosse career at South Burlington. Danielle Boucher continued to step up in goal for her team and made saves when South Burlington needed them the most, totaling seventeen stops in the game.
Friday’s game against Spaulding didn’t quite have the same nail-biting back and forth atmosphere, as the Rebels ran roughshod over the Crimson Tide on the way to South Burlington’s double digit win. Sarah Fisher added another three scores to her career total, but was eclipsed this time by a four goal, one assist performance by teammate Kimmy Norris. Emma Sheffield added two goals and two assists in the game and South Burlington led Spaulding 10-0 at halftime. Danielle Boucher made seven saves in the contest and while the teams traded goals in the second half, it was too little too late for Spaulding to mount a comeback against the imposing South Burlington unit. The Rebels host Essex on Tuesday, 4/28 before traveling to play Burlington on 4/30.
The Rebels had three matches this past week, defeating Rice 6-1 and Colchester 7-0, but falling in between the two to CVU 5-2. The team is 3-1 on the season and faces Mount Mansfield at home on 4/28 before traveling to face Stowe on 5/1.
After their first match of the season was postponed, the Rebels reeled off three straight victories, defeating Rice 7-0, CVU 6-1, and Colchester 7-0. The team travels to Mount Mansfield on 4/28, before hosting Stowe on 5/1.