Thursday June 16, 2016
Congratulations to the Rebels boys lacrosse team after an incredible season. The SBHS high scoring team lost a 12-11 heartbreaker in the state championship game to Champlain Valley Union as the final goal was scored with only 10 seconds remaining.
The Rebels got off to a quick start, leading 4-1 early in the game. CVU bounced back with a rally of their own. Near the end of the third quarter, the Rebels faced a 7-11 deficit. South Burlington struck back with a run of goals in the final minutes, including Calvin Hultgren’s tying goal which evened up the score at 11-11. South Burlington had a chance in the final minute to take the lead for good, but CVU made a strong defensive stop, setting up their final scoring strike.
Nick Liscinsky had three goals and two assists, Paul O’Neil scored three goals, Kyle Murakami earned two goals and an assist and Max Capano tallied two goals and an assist as South Burlington ended its season at the hands of CVU for the fourth year in-a-row, falling seconds short of a state title.
Congratulations to the boys golf team on their third place finish at the state championships at Middlebury College last Wednesday. The Rebels finished nine strokes behind champion North Country, shooting a 333 between the top four scorers. Rutland finished second. South Burlington scores included: Devon Havers 80, Adam Fleischman 83, Chase Sharpe 83, Kyle McLane 87.
As mentioned in the last edition, the Rebel Ultimate team finished 3rd at the Vermont State Championships on Saturday, June 4 in Milton. The fourth seeded team started the tournament on Friday with a game against Lyndon Institute. The Rebels finished off the Vikings with a 15-1 final score. In the next game, they played a tough team from Vermont Commons and after a sloppy start, found rhythm in the second half and cruised to a 15-1 victory.
On Saturday morning, South Burlington drew #1 seeded Montpelier. The Rebels scored the first point, but the Solons had an 8-6 lead at half. In the second half, the two sides traded goals, and the game ended in a 14-12 loss for South Burlington. In the consolation final, an exhausted Rebel team faced an equally tired squad from Fairfax, and South Burlington managed to hang on for a 9-5 win.
Sebastian Ventrone was awarded the Open II (JV) Coach of the Year and Nevil Desai and Max Sample both were honored as selections for the All-State team. Congratulations to all.
SOURCE: Drew Gordon, Correspondent