May 11: Rebel Recap

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Thursday May 11, 2017

Girls Golf

The South Burlington girls golf team finished 3rd amongst a field of seven schools in a match at Enosburg on Friday, May 5. It was the first match of the year and in very difficult spring conditions. The top five scorers were Co-captain Rachel Hill, Gretchen Nerber, Sarah O’Rourke, Layla O’Connor, and co-captain Chelsea Reichard. First time golfers who competed in the opening scramble were Olivia Worcester, Brooke Baker, Lydia Charbonneau, Maddie Liebegott, Nicole Solezak, Anna Hill, and Sydney Klugo. This year’s team consists of 16 golfers, far exceeding most schools in the state. Coach Maley would like to build on that total for next year when golf is moving to a fall schedule. Eighth graders and anyone else who might be interested, email him at with questions.

Boys Golf
Boys golf competed in two matches last week and compiled a record of 4-2. At Burlington Country Club on Monday, May 1, the Rebels were led by Kyle McLane’s then career-low round of 78 and posted a team total of 368. The Rebels bested both BFA and BHS, losing only to CVU. Carleton Plourde (92), Jagr Rinehart (98), and Adam Sobczak (100) rounded out the scores. At Vermont National on Wednesday, McLane bettered his career low by five strokes!  His 73 nipped Middlebury’s Hogan Beazley by one shot and garnered McLane medalist honors for the day. SB compiled a team total of 367 and knocked off BHS and Spaulding but were edged by Rice. Carleton Plourde (94), Joey Geremia (100) and Jagr Rinehart (100) fired scoring rounds for the Rebels. 

Girls Lacrosse

The second half of the season for the girls lacrosse team has brought the bulk of stiffer competition as all Metro foes are now into the mix.
 The team traveled to CVU on Tuesday, April 2, and played in some rather muddy conditions. After the Redhawks started with a quick 2-0 lead, the Rebels rallied and led 12 – 9 with 21 minutes left in the second half. The momentum swung the other way and the team found themselves down 13-12 with 15:49 remaining. Sophomore Caroline Desautels fired in the tying goal at 12:1. The Rebels then built another two goal lead, 15-13, and possessed the ball with time remaining to capture the road win. Sophomore Hanako Memon stepped up to play goalie and finished with ten saves for the game. Junior Dakota Crane fired in five goals, senior Kimmy Norris added four along with an assist, and defender Grace Hoehl was pivotal on defense forcing turnovers and starting the Rebel transition.
On Thursday, the showdown was on as the Rebels traveled to Middlebury where both teams brought unblemished records into the contest. The game was deadlocked at 3-3 with a little under ten minutes left in the first half. Both teams scored more and the Rebel team was down 7-5 by halftime. The intensity and physical play heated up in the second half, but unfortunately the Rebels just couldn’t find their offensive groove and lost the game 12 -7. Junior midfielder Joan Vera was solid causing turnovers, snagging ground balls, and bringing the intensity. The Rebels look forward to the rematch at Munson field on Tuesday, May 23 for a 7 p.m. game.

Boys Lacrosse

The Rebels are 8-0 on the season after wrapping up last week’s action. On Monday, they defeated Woodstock 11-7. On Wednesday, they avenged last year’s state championship with a 13-4 home win over CVU. The week finished with a Friday night 8-4 win over Middlebury on the Rebel home field. Nick Liscinsky was a key Rebel contributor throughout the week, adding ten goals and assisting three others. Other contributors throughout the week included Calvin Hultgren (six goals and five assists), Max Capano (five goals and one assist), Paul O’Neil (four goals), Owen Gilwee (three goals), and Collin Johnson, Nico Strempeck, and Dylan LeClair all had single goals. Ryan Hockenbury totaled 40 saves during the week.


The much improved softball team is off to a great start this season, finishing the week with a 5-2 record. On Monday, May 1, the Rebels, led by Liz Sargent’s bases loaded triple in the second inning, defeated Vergennes 16-3. Pitcher Becky Borrazzo stuck out six innings for the win. Anna Borrazzo (three runs) and Kaity Groen singled three times while Sarah Brown secured two hits. Sargent finished her day by adding a double and single in a five RBI performance.

Three days later, they defeated perennial powerhouse St. Albans, 18-13. It was a back and forth game with the Rebels holding a 5-1 lead early. Both teams scored runs through the middle innings. In the top of the 6th, with the game tied at nine, Liz Sargent singled into the hole at short and then stole second base. Two batters later, Abby Dubuque singled her home to give SBHS a 10-9 lead. St Albans answered back in the bottom of the 6th scoring four runs highlighted by a three run home run from Avery Daudelin. With the score 13-10 the Rebels had work to do, and the rally started with one out in the inning. Jenna Bouchard and Katie Bose drew walks and Anna Borrazzo reached on a fielders choice on which Bouchard was put out at third. Now down to their final out the hit parade began. Sarah Brown grounded deep in the hole at shortstop and everyone was safe. Sargent singled to center, scoring a run. Kaity Groen then singled in the gap to right center scoring two and tying the game. Abby Dubuque delivered the game winning RBI’s with another ball in the gap which scored Sargent and Groen. Brianna Belisle then doubled moving Dubuque to third base.  Zelie Condon-Layman put the finishing touches on the inning by connecting for a triple scoring the runners. She then scored on a passed ball to give the team a 18-13 lead. Anna Borrazzo took to the circle to record the final three outs. Becky Borrazzo earned the win in 3 innings of relief.


The baseball team was 1-1 last week. On Monday, they defeated Vergennes 13-4 at home. In his first career start, freshman Jack Ambrosino earned the win after four solid innings from the mound. Offensively, the Rebels were led by Sammy Premsagar (2-3, three RBIs), Eamon Sheridan (3-3, 2B, RBI), Andrew Cunningham (three hits, 2B, three runs) and Ben Tate (three hits).

Two days later, they suffered a 7-6 defeat in St. Albans. Sammy Premsagar was 2-4 and tied the game up at six with a two RBI hit late in the game.

Boys Tennis

Wednesday, May 3, at SBHS — South Burlington 5, Champlain Valley 2

Singles: Trent Newman (SB) def George Lomas (CVU) 6-1, 6-0; Gabe Katz (SB) def Ivan Llona (CVU) 6-1, 6-2; Sam Walker (SB) def Ethan Leonard (CVU) 6-2, 6-2; Ragulah Sivakumar (SB) def Josh Ashooh (CVU) 6-2, 6-2; Ryan Anderson (SB) def Ben Hyams (CVU) 6-0, 6-0.
Doubles: David Huber/Richard Hall (CVU) def Josh Phillips/Mehvi Shah (SB) 6-1, 6-2; Justin Hameline/Joe Warren (CVU) def Xander Tan/Jacob Gelfenbein (SB) 6-1, 6-2.

Thursday, May 4, at SBHS — South Burlington 6, Colchester 1

Singles: Trent Newman, SB def. Brendan Adamczyk, C 6-0, 6-0; Gabe Katz, SB def. Nick Schramm, C 6-1, 6-1; Sam Walker, SB def. Ben Rathe, C 6-1, 6-2; Ragu Sivakumar, SB def. Michael Schick, C 6-1 ,6-2; Ryan Anderson, SB def. Jimmy Collins, C 6-0, 6-0
Doubles: Josh Phillips/Xander Tan, SB def. Andrew St. Pierre/Ethan Dean, C 6-0, 6-7, 10-4; Liam Martin/Josh Wefers, C def. Mehul Shah/Jacob Gelfenbein, SB 6-3, 6-4

Girls Tennis

Wednesday, May 3, at CVU — Champlain Valley 5, South Burlington 2

Singles: Stephanie Joseph (CVU) def. Sajani Sivakumar (SB) 6-1, 6-3; Sophie Bujold (SB) def. Renee Dauerman (CVU) 7-5, 6-4; Sophie Dauerman (CVU) def. Kailey Yang (SB) 6-4, 6-3; Kendall Blanck (CVU) def. Ella Dunkiel (SB) 6-1, 6-0; Meara Heininger (CVU) def. Eve Heroux (SB) 6-2, 6-3.
Doubles: Helen Bujold/Elise Turner (SB) def. Megan Watson/Maddie Huber (CVU) 7-5, 6-4; Arielle DeSmet/Corina Gorman (CVU) def. Julia Crocker/Kailei Eustis (SB) 6-2, 6-2.
Records: Champlain Valley 4-0, South Burlington 4-1

Thursday, May 4, at Bayside Park — South Burlington 5, Colchester 2

Singles: Sajani Sivakumar, SB def. Cara Bamore, C 6-3, 6-3; Sophie Bujold, SB def. Haley Kieny, C 6-2, 6-0; Kailey Yang, SB def. Megan Lagerquist, C 6-2, 6-1; Ella Dunkiel, SB def. Julia Pellegrino-Wood, C 6-3, 6-1; Kyra Walker, C def. Eve Heroux, SB 7-5, 6-4
Doubles: Helen Bujold/Elise Turner , SB def. Zayla Smith/Jessica Erdmann, C 6-0, 6-1; Adrianne Colley/Aliza Bogner, C def. Julia Crocker/Kailie Eustis, SB
Records: Colchester 3-3, SB 4-1

Track and Field

On Tuesday, May 2, the track team traveled to Milton for a five-team meet. The girls finished third with 64 points. The boys team finished fifth with 57 points.


100-meter dash:  2. Tara Lowensohn, SB
400: 3. Annika Imobersteg, SB
1,500: 2. Madison Druzba, SB
High jump: 2. Gracie Mills, SB
Triple jump: 2. Diana Gregoire, SB
Shot put: 3. Megan Kronoff, SB.
Javelin: 1. Allie Bosley, SB 86.6


200: 2. Ryan Croxford, SB
300 hurdles: 3. Daniel Reeves, SB.
Long jump: 1. Ryan Croxford, SB 19-6; 3. Ben Moran, SB.
Triple jump: 1. Daniel Reeves, SB 35-8
Shot put: 3. Eric Imobersteg, SB.
Discus: 1. Isaac Girouard, SB 115-3; 3. Nick Knudsen, SB.

Saturday, May 6, the Rebels performed very well at the fifth annual Coaches versus Cancer Twilight Meet.

On the girls side, the team’s hard effort as a whole, plus some pivotal season- and personal-record performances from athletes, brought the team to place second over all, falling short to St. Johnsbury Academy.

The day got off to a strong start in the field with a 2nd and 3rd placement in the shot put from A. Bosley (30’ 7.5”) and M. Kronoff (30’ 1.25”), respectively. Bosley then turned her attention to javelin where she threw a personal record (PR) of 99’ 8” for 3rd place. Kronoff came back in the discus with a throw of 80’ 3.25” which also secured her a 3rd place finish. On the track, M. Fornasier, O. O’Brien, A. Pape, and C. Kakalec finished 4th in the 4x100 with a time of 53.89. Kakalec also finished 2nd in the 100m dash with a time of 13.27 and Fornasier finished 6th with a time of 13.64. After running on the 3rd place 4x800 team with S. Bock, A. Sandberg, and L. Houchens, M. Druzba came back to finish 4th in the one mile with a season record time of 5:53.85. In the 300m hurdles, A. Vacherot finished 4th with a 3-second PR of 53.15. The Rebels scored big points at the horizontal jumps with O’Brien finishing 3rd in long jump with a PR jump of 16’ 5.5” and K. Yang took 4th with a PR jump of 16’ 2”. At triple jump, Pape placed 3rd with a season record jump of 34’ 3.25”, C. Zinn place 4th with a PR jump of 34’ 2”, and O’Brien finished 5th with a leap of 33’ 10.25”.

On the boys side, Coach Bennett wanted to give a huge shout out to all of the parents and volunteers who helped put on the meet. “It wouldn’t have happened without them. They were amazing!” he said.

For team scores, South Burlington finished 2nd (out of 19 total teams) with 95 points. St Johnsbury scored 200 points. They are, without a doubt, the team to beat on June 4 @ the state championships in Burlington. They doubled everyone up, but says Coach Bennett, “I’m confident we have some very strong & dedicated athletes who will try their hardest to close that gap!”

Some highlights include:
Ryan Croxford: 5th in 100 (12.04 in Finals, a blazing PR of 11.84 in Prelims), 4th in 200 (23.60 - PR), 5th in Long Jump (20-0, PR)
Ben Moran: 3rd in 400 (53.54, his fastest time of the season), 2nd in 4x400 relay, 6th in High Jump (5-8), 6th in Long Jump (19-7, PR)
Tom Dustira: 4th in 800 (2:08.68) & 2nd in 4x800
Jackson Hauman: 5th in 800 (2:08.84) & 2nd in 4x800
Lucas Calcagni: 3rd in 1-mile (4:46.36), 2nd in 3000 (9:15.01) - both PRs
Trevor Houchens: 4th in 1-Mile (4:54.63), 3rd in 3000 (9:36.88)
Kevin Le: 5th in 1-Mile (4:59.57)
Nick Knudsen: 2nd in 110 Hurdles (16.14) & 2nd in 4x400 Relay
Ben Knudsen: 6th in 300 hurdles (45.94 - big PR)
3rd in 4x100 relay (Brandon Lee, Caleb Schirmer, Quinn Pidgeon, Ryan Steele)
2nd in 4x400 Relay (Nick Knudsen, Nathan Kakalec, Ryan Steele, Ben Moran)
2nd in 4x800 Relay (Tom Dustira, Abhi Dodgson, Jackson Hauman, Ethan Sheffield)
Isaac Girouard: 1st in Shot Put (43-8.5)
Luis Gonzalez: 3rd in Discus (113-09, PR)

Ultimate Frisbee

Monday, May 1, the Rebels faced Middlebury and Milton and came away with two wins, 13-7 and 15-0, respectively.  Andrew Hampson rocked nine goals while Luke Beatty dished 14 times for the day.
Thursday, BFA Fairfax rolled into town, but the Rebels held them off with a 15-2 win.  Eight Rebels made tallies that day, and Harry Hopper had four helpers.
Saturday, the Rebels made their way down to Montpelier for the Capital City Classic.  The Rebels went 3-1 on the day, defeating St. Johnsbury, CVU and Spaulding with a combined 39-23 margin. The Rebels lost a tough one to MMU 13-10. On the day, Spencer Pawlaczyk found his way ten times into the endzone while Luke Beatty completed 18 passes for goals. Evan Jones was the ‘Minister of Defense’ with ten stops.
“The team is starting to really come together,” Coach Stone said. “The players are starting to get used to their roles and feel comfortable in their positions. We look to continue with our momentum and improve every game,” he said.

SOURCE: Drew Gordon, Correspondent