Thursday January 16, 2014
South Burlington got their offense on track against Rice, upending the Green Knights in a decisive 6-1 victory this past Saturday. A pair of Rebels had multi-goal scoring performances in the game, with Peter Camardo scoring two goals and teammate Kyle McDonald netting a pair of goals and an assist. Callan Philbrick and Liam Nerber rounded out the scoring for South Burlington, while getting set up with excellent passes from teammates Brendan Lahue and Matt Baechle. Lahue and Baechle finished with three and two assists in the game, respectively. South Burlington peppered the over-whelmed Rice defense, forcing a beleaguered Green Knight’s goalie to make forty-one saves in the contest to prevent further damage. South Burlington’s Ben Greenstein, on the other hand, was backed up by a coordinated and aggressive defensive performance from his teammates, forcing the junior to make eighteen saves in the victory.
The South Burlington boys team grabbed a critical win in all-star fashion this past Thursday, defeating a visiting St. Albans team 51-24. The Bobwhites hung tough with the Rebels throughout the first quarter, battling to an 8-8 tie after one period. South Burlington couldn’t be kept down for too long however, and the Rebels went on a 13-1 scoring tear in the second quarter and never looked back. The team got big plays from familiar faces, such as Zach Piper and Isaac Gittelsohn, both of whom finished with eleven points in the game. However, the Rebels also got key performances on both ends of the court from dedicated and motivated players like Abdi Adam and Jacob Smith, who are both making waves with their game on a deep and talented Rebel’s roster. With the win, South Burlington improves to 5-2 on the season and as the Rebels move atop the Metro League, they seem light years removed in the best possible sense from last year’s disappointing 2-19 season. With two straight wins under their belt, the Rebels will try to continue their formula of talent, chemistry, and work ethic as they host Colchester on Friday, January 17.
The South Burlington gymnastics team remained perfect on the season last Wednesday, January 8, defeating Milton on the road 128.8-102.95. With the victory, the Rebels improve to 3-0 on the season and return home to host Randolph on Saturday, January 18.