Dec. 17: Rebel Recap

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Thursday December 17, 2015

Girls Hockey

Rachel Stone provided the game winning goal in South Burlington’s 3-2 victory over the combined team of Burlington/Colchester this past Saturday. The Rebels peppered the SeaLakers goal, forcing their goalie to make 31 saves in the game. Katie Young and Sarah O’Rourke also found the net for South Burlington, scoring a goal apiece to help the Rebels pick up their second win of the season. Erin Church made 11 saves in the victory for the Rebels. South Burlington is 2-1 on the season.

Girls Basketball

The Rebels picked up their first win of the season this past week, defeating Brattelboro 47-37. Emma MacDonough carved through the Colonels defense, on her way to a game-high 17 points to help lead her team to victory. MacDonough also battled aggressively on the boards, pulling down 8 rebounds. Joan Vera also helped secure extra possessions for her team, with 7 rebounds in the win. South Burlington is 1-1 on the season.

Boys Basketball

The Rebels battled back against the Seahorses, but still came up short in 64-56 loss to Burlington this past Friday night. South Burlington trailed by as much as fourteen, but battled back in the third quarter to cut Burlington’s lead to five. Sammy Premsagar and Jeremy Clements led South Burlington in the game, adding 14 points apiece, while Tyler Ayers contributed 12. With the loss, South Burlington falls to 1-3 on the season.

Boys Hockey

South Burlington remained undefeated on the season by stopping Rice 3-2 in the Beech Tournament, held at Leddy Park. John Weinheimer delivered the game-deciding goal with just 28 seconds remaining in the third period to lift the Rebels over the Green Knights. Kyle Ehler-Vock and Harrison Hopper also provided goals for South Burlington, while Brendan Lahue contributed a pair of assists in the game. With the win, South Burlington improves to 2-0-1 on the season.

Indoor Track and Field

South Burlington kicked off their season with strong performance in their first indoor meet at UVM this past Saturday. The Rebel boys finished first out of the fourteen competing teams with a team score of 88.5, while the Rebel girls finished fourth out of fifteen teams with a score of 27.5. Colin O’Brien led South Burlington to victory in the shot put, taking a 1st place finish by throwing a distance of 40-08.00. Isaac Girourard and Matt Bodykevich finished 3rd and 4th in the event, respectively. Brennan Hanson took a 1st place finish in 55m hurdles for the Rebels, with a finishing time of 7.8, while Nick Knudsen followed him in 2nd place and Myles Blossey took 4th overall. Other standout performances included Tom Dustira and Gabe Nelson finishing 2nd and 3rd, respectively in the 1600m run, as well as the Rebel girls dominating the 55m dash, with Madison Fornasier, Cora Kakalec, Odessa O’Brien crossing the finish line in a 6-way tie for second place and Emily Booth finishing a tenth of a second behind her teammates in a 5-way tie for 8th place. Olivia Dickinson took 3rd place in the 55m hurdles with a time of 9.5, while Emily Kollar, Cameron Peyko Katherine Yang finished 4th-6th respectively in the long jump. The Rebels return to UVM for their second meet of the season next Saturday, 12/20.

SOURCE: Peter Culkin, Correspondent