Thursday December 18, 2014
The Rebels shut out the visiting Green Knights 3-0 at Cairns Arena this past Thursday night. South Burlington scored early and held the lead into the third period, where they capped off the game with two insurance goals to solidify the victory. Rachael Stone led the Rebels with a goal and an assist in the contest. Teammates Rachel Pilcher and Jackie Ryan contributed the other two scores, while Katie Young helped out with two assists. The defense swarmed the Green Knights throughout the game, keeping Rice out of range of goaltender Erin Church. Church made sixteen saves in the shut-out victory. With the win, South Burlington is 2-1 on the season. The Rebels travel to face Essex and Burlington this coming week.
South Burlington tied Colchester 3-3 and edged the Lakers 2-0 in a shootout to advance to the championship game of the Beech Tournament this past Thursday. Brendan Lahue and Kyle MacDonald added critical scores in the final period to knot the game at three goals apiece. The Rebels ran their offensive effectively and got many good looks at Colchester’s net throughout the game; Laker’s goalie Erik Swan scrambled to make 38 saves in the contest to preserve the tie. Liam Nerber opened up the game for the Rebels with South Burlington’s first score of the game. Additionally, MacDonald contributed an assist and Ben Greenstein made 15 saves.
After narrowly surviving the first round, South Burlington made short work of Rice in the Beech Tournament Championship game, as the Rebels toppled the Green Knights 6-1 on Friday. Brendan Lahue, who had been an impact player for his team against Colchester, scored once again against Rice and deftly transitioned the puck to his teammates while contributing three assists. Kyle MacDonald and Peter Camardo stepped up in tournament competition, with each player contributing a goal and an assist in the win. Ryan Leonard and Toby Young rounded out the scoring for the Rebels, netting a goal apiece. With the win, South Burlington improves to 2-0-2 on the season and jump right back into tournament competition this week when they travel to the first round of the U32 Karen Weiss Tournament on Wednesday to face Burr & Burton (after press deadline)
South Burlington absorbed it’s first loss of the season on Tuesday, 12/9, falling in a 44-38 loss to Essex. The Rebels matched up evenly with the Hornets throughout much of the game, but gave up a critical offense run to Essex with just over three minutes to play in the contest. Jeremy Clements led South Burlington with seven points in the game, while teammate Tyler Ayers added six. With the loss, South Burlington evens its record at 1-1. The Rebels will be looking for their first win at home this week, when they host Missisquoi on Thursday, 12/18.
The South Burlington girls team fell to hosts BFA 33-26 this past Friday. The Rebels were able to slow the Comets early in the game, but struggled to contain BFA’s Jillian Berno, who led her team with nine points. Emma MacDonough led South Burlington in scoring, with eight points. South Burlington falls to 1-2 with the loss. The team will try to bounce back from its second straight loss when they travel to Burlington to face the Seahorses on Friday, 12/19.
The Rebels kicked off the season with authority at Saturday’s first indoor meet of the season, held at UVM. The South Burlington boy’s team came in first out of the eighteen competing teams, while the girls finished third out of sixteen teams. “We’ve had several seniors step up in big ways already.” said South Burlington coach Nathan Bradbury “Sean Macdonald won the 1600 meters, Jack Graham and Caleb Kasupski both ran personal bests in the 55m, with Caleb tying for the win. Emylie Rose won the shot put with a South Burlington record setting throw of 33’2.5” Those are just a few of the performances that made it a great day for the Rebels!” Other outstanding performances include the five other Rebels who finished in the top 10 of the 1600m behind the winner MacDonald, those being Joey Staples (3rd), Brandon Moran (4th), Andy Tuttle (5th), James Gregoire (7th), and Tom Dustira (10th). Megan Cook finished 2nd in the 1600m for the girl’s team, while teammate Cameron Peyko finished 3rd in the long jump. The Rebels also dominated the 4x400 and 4x800 relays, with the 1st place team of James Gregoire, Brandon Moran, Joey Staples, and Sean MacDonald winning the 4x400, and MacDonald, Staples, Gabe Nelson, and Connor MacDonald winning the 4x800. The South Burlington team of Gregoire, Moran, Tuttle, and Andy Le took 2nd in the same event. They return to compete at UVM next Saturday, December 20th.