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Dec. 19: Rebel Recap

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Thursday December 19, 2013

Boy’s Hockey

The South Burlington boy’s team faced two more back-to-back games this past week as part of the Beech Tournament, hosted at Leddy Park. The Rebels started off the tournament by upending the Green Knights of Rice by a 4-2 score. South Burlington got scores from four different offensive weapons in the victory, as Theo McDowell, Connor Bradley, Gabe Simpatico, and Kyle McDonald all scored for their team. All four goals came in a second period that was dominated by South Burlington, turning back the Green Knights who took a brief 1-0 lead with a score in the first period. The Rebels continued to control the puck offensively, peppering the Rice goal with scoring attempts and forcing their goalie to make a whopping forty-seven saves in the game. South Burlington’s own Ben Greenstein continued his reliable play between the pipes for the Rebels, making twenty saves in the victory. With the win, South Burlington continued their impressive start as they improved to 3-0 on the season. The Rebel’s fell to CVU by a similar 4-2 score in the finals of the Beech Tournament on Friday. Connor Bradley and Peter Camardo provided the scores for South Burlington, with both goals assisted by teammate Matt Baechle. The Redhawks struck early, and closed out the game on a strong note however, hitting their final score with just under two minutes in regulation to solidify the win. Despite the loss, South Burlington’s David Streeter continued to play well on the season, making twenty-four stops for his team. With the victory, CVU improves to 4-0 and gains a measure of revenge for last season’s state championship loss at the hands of South Burlington. With the loss, South Burlington falls to 3-1.

Girl’s Hockey

Sarah Fisher led her team to victory Wednesday, December 11th providing four goals and two assists in a storm of offense that saw South Burlington/CVU top visiting Spaulding 7-3. Teammate Molly Dunphy was equally electric on the ice, with two goals of her own and three assists. Courtney Barrett rounded out South Burlington’s scoring with a goal, and contributed two assists in the victory. Courtney Peyko made 23 saves to preserve the win.  South Burlington/CVU cruised to a 7-2 victory over Harwood this past Saturday, with forward Sarah Fisher turning in another of the Rebel’s strongest performances to date in this fledgling season. The junior netted three goals to lead her team in scoring, while assisting on two more. With Harwood’s defense transitioning to stop Fisher, the Rebels deftly spread the puck around to their other offensive threats, namely Courtney Barrett and Molly Dunphy. Both Dunphy and Barrett had a pair of scores and an assist in the game, while helping South Burlington improve to 3-1 on the season. Courtney Peyko made 19 saves in the contest, while leading a coordinated defensive effort that brushed off nearly all the Highlander’s scoring attempts.  

Indoor Track

The Rebel’s indoor track and field team kicked their season off this past Saturday at UVM, eager to see what a new year and a group of new faces on the roster would bring to the table. True to form, head coach Dennis Akey was the number one supporter of his team’s performance and had a lot to be excited about on Saturday. “The meet went incredibly well!” said Akey “I think we had a lot of newcomers to the team who surprised themselves with their stellar performances.”  South Burlington had plenty of standout performances on both the boy’s and girl’s team but some of the highlights included…

• Cameron Peyko, Catherine Yang, and Alyssa Tenney each tying for an 11th spot (out of a field of 98 competitors) with a time of 8.34 in the 55m dash, closely followed by teammate Ashley Norris (18th, 8.44)

• Meghan Cook finishing 1st in 1600m run, crossing the finish line with a time of 6:02.1

• Chelsea Austin and Christiana Carmichael finishing 2nd in the 55m hurdles, with matching times of 10.04

• Katie McLane finishing 2nd in the high jump, with a height of 4.06 

• Alex Groen finishing 5th in shotput (out of a field of 39 competitors) with a distance of 25-10.00

• Will Graham finishing 2nd in the 600m run, with a time of 1:39.14

• Phil Holt, Matthew Royer, and Tom Dustira finishing 4th, 5th, and 6th respectively in the 1000m run, with times of 3:09.3, 3:11.2, and 3:16.2

• Sean MacDonald taking 1st place in the 1600m run with a time of 4:46, followed by 3rd, 4th, and 7th place finishes by teammates Andy Tuttle, Joey Staples, and Kevin Le

• South Burlington winning the Men’s 4x800 relay with a time of 8:56.3

• Connor Young taking a 1st place finish in shot-put, with a distance of 44-04.00 South Burlington returns to UVM this Friday, December 20th, hoping to build off this success and continue to grow in confidence and experience. The Rebel’s second meet of the season kicks off at 3pm.

Correction- Last week’s Rebel Recap mistakenly listed  several recent graduates as current team members. South Burlington alumni Will Gregoire, Katie Merrick, and Anne-Marie Farmer are not current members of the Rebel’s indoor track and field roster.

Girl’s Basketball

South Burlington took down Spaulding on the road by a score of 45-31 in the Rebel’s opening matchup of their regular season. The Rebels built an early lead and held a 19-10 edge at halftime. Buoyed by their early success and getting consistent and effective offensive production from junior Kayla Gilding, the Rebels went on a 12-2 run in the third quarter, stifling any hopes of Crimson Tide comeback. Sage Barton worked hard to gain extra possessions for her team, pulling down eight rebounds while helping South Burlington improve to 1-0 on the season. Gilding finished with a team-high thirteen points in the game.