Thursday February 19, 2015
The Rebels took two more losses this past week. The team hosted Burlington last Monday 2/9 and came up short to the Seahorses 61-42. The Rebels stayed competitive in a defensive battle with the Redhawks when they traveled to CVU last Thursday 2/12, but wound up on the short end of a 47-37 defeat. The two defeats extend South Burlington’s skid to fourteen straight losses, with their last win coming all the way back on December 11th of last year.
The Rebels fell to Spaulding last week in a 4-0 shutout loss. South Burlington will look to bounce back against BFA in the Rebel’s final matchup of the regular season. The Rebels face the Bobwhites on Wednesday 2/18, after press deadline.
The Rebels wrapped up an up-and-down season with a strong performance this past week, shutting out a challenging Northfield team 3-0 on Saturday. The win puts South Burlington at 7-12 on the season, and head coach Jake Orr is optimistic that the Rebel’s late season rejuvenation could be a predictor of playoff success. “Our last three games were a 4-3 win over BFA, a 2-1 loss to Essex, and our 3-0 shutout of Northfield.” said Orr. This latest victory isn’t just another notch in the win column; Northfield is the second ranked girl’s program in the state, with Saturday’s dominating performance by the Rebels handing the Marauders just its fourth loss of the season. The victory culminates Orr’s dedicated coaching and a team that refused to quit through a season that has been marked with adversity. Orr credits his whole team with the turnaround, with a special focus on a renovated defensive unit. “Goalie Erin Church has been playing awesome- she had 27 saves to help us shut out Northfield.” said Orr. “Our defense has improved a lot and we are still looking for more ways to create plays and generate offense. We might be one of the lower ranked teams going into the playoffs, but we feel that we have a team that can really surprise people.”
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SOURCE: Peter Caulkin, Correspondent