May 19: Rebel Recap

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Thursday May 19, 2016


On Tuesday, May 12, the girls golf team played a match at Vermont National Country Club. South Burlington finished fifth out of eight teams. Rachel Hill hit a 63 and Taylor Pillsbury hit a 64 in the 9 hole round. Their next match will be May 20 at Kwiniaska.

The boys team played at Cedar Knoll on Thursday and finished fourth place with a combined score of 193. Adam Sobczak hit a 44, Kyle McLane scored a 45, Carleton Plourde had a 45, and Joe Geremia finished with a 59. Their next match will be May 19 in Newport.


The Rebels improved their record to 10-1 after last week’s games. On May 12, South Burlington defeated Rice 7-4. John Thibeault pitched three strong innings for the win. Henry Cunningham led the offense with a 3-4 performance with one RBI. Sammy Premsagar was also 3-4 with a double and one run, while Jake Mann added a home run, two runs, and an RBI in the game.

Last Saturday, the Rebels traveled to Missisquoi Valley Union High School for a matchup with the Thunderbirds. The offense got off to a quick start, scoring four in the first, five in the second, and continued to pile on runs through five innings. Liam McMackin, Henry Cunningham, and Steven Levite combined for six hits, three doubles, four runs, and six RBIs and helped lead the Rebels to a 16-1 victory. Tobey Young earned the win from the mound. Their next game is a huge matchup versus CVU on May 19.

The Rebels performed well last week, despite finishing with a 1-2 record. On Tuesday, they lost to Milton 3-0, but failed to convert after leaving the bases loaded two different times with many other scoring opportunities. On Thursday, May 12, the Rebels traveled down the road to Rice Memorial. Pitcher Aly Brady made her first varsity start and earned a 14-10 victory from the circle. Myah Dougherty stepped up and replaced an injured teammate at catcher and performed extremely well. On offense, the team managed 11 hits, led by Zelie Condon-Layman with three hits and two runs and Kaity Groen and Katie Bose, who each tallied two hits in the game. The decisive play of the game took place in the fourth inning when Morgan Eppley put the Rebels up for good with a bases-clearing three run double.

The Rebels finished off the week with a trip to Missisquoi Valley Union High School. The game was a back and forth affair and resulted in a hard-fought, 3-4 loss. The Thunderbirds struck first, but South Burlington responded in the third inning. MVU retook the lead 4-3 in the fourth and it remained that way though the rest of the game. 

Becky Borrazzo had great performances from the circle this week, battling for 13 innings and giving up six runs and striking out seven. She kept the Rebels in every game by keeping opposing batters off-balance. Coach McQuade was thrilled with the efforts of Becky and the rest of her teammates. “We competed at a level this week that has not happened in a long time. Each member of the team should be proud of their efforts,” he said. Their next game is at CVU on May 19.

Track and Field

The Rebels hosted the Coaches versus Cancer meet on Saturday. Both teams performed well. Here are some standout performances from the meet:

Cora Kakalec won the Girls’ 100m Dash with a time of 13.18. She also earned second place in the 200m Dash with a time of 27.99

Madison Fornasier was second in the Girls’ 100m Dash with a time of 13.49.

The Rebel team of Madison Druzba, Lana Al-namee, Sonya Heldman, Meghan Cook took second in the DMR 1200-400-800-1600m with a time of 13.38.94.

Bobby Hall is the first qualifier in the Pole Vault for the State Meet (10-0).

Brennan Hanson lowered his Division 1 leading hurdle time to 16.03. He won both the 110 hurdles and the 300 hurdles.
Lucas Calcagni currently has the fastest Freshman time of the year in the U.S. in the 2K steeple.

Caleb Schirmer dropped his team best 100m dash time by over 3-tenths of a second to 11.73.  Isaiah Hines also saw his time drop from 12.41 to 12.14.

Isaac Girourd threw a MONSTROUS 45-5 in Shot Put, bettering his previous PR by almost 2-feet, winning the shot put.

The next event for the track team is at home on May 19.

Boys Lacrosse

The Rebels hosted the Bull Dogs of Burr and Burton last Monday. Kyle Murakami’s four goals helped the Rebels build a big lead early in the game and Ryan Hockenbury’s 16 saves helped South Burlington hold on for the win.

Spaulding traveled to South Burlington last week for a battle with the Rebels. South Burlington cruised to a 19-0 halftime lead and never looked back. The high scoring affair was spread throughout the Rebels’ lineup. Kyle Murakami scored five goals and assisted three others, while Nick Licsinsky also tallied five times. Calvin Hultgren and Paul O’Neill each scored three goals and combined for three assists. The next game for the Rebels will be on May 20 at Colchester.

Girls Lacrosse

Claire Phillips made thirteen saves against the Burlington Seahorses last Tuesday at Buck Hard Field. Each save proved to be important as the Rebels survived a one goal, 10-9 win. Annika Nielson led on the offensive side with four goals and an assist. Willow Yager added two goals, while Ava Hultgren, Casey Johnson, Alex Rosenberger and Dakota Crane each scored one for the Rebels.

Friday the 13th proved to be unlucky for the Rebels as host Mount Mansfield defeated South Burlington 12-8. Ava Hultgren scored three goals, while Kimmy Norris and Willow Yager each lit up the scoreboard twice. Claire Phillips had six saves in the loss. Their next game is a matchup with CVU in Hinesburg on May 20.

Girls Tennis

The Rebels tennis team was 1-1 last week. On Monday, May 9, South Burlington handily defeated host St. Johnsbury 7-0. On Friday, they were handed their first loss of the season with a 5-2 defeat at the hands of Champlain Valley. The Rebels finished their regular season on May 18. Individual and doubles championships will take place this weekend before the team playoffs start next week.

Boys Tennis

The boys tennis team had two strong victories against tough opponents last week, notching a 5-2 win over visiting St. Johnsbury on May 9, and a 5-2 victory over Champlain Valley in Shelburne on May 13. The Rebels finished their regular season on May 18. Individual and doubles championships will take place this weekend before the team playoffs start next week.

SOURCE: Drew Gordon