Thursday May 28, 2015
The South Burlington tandem of Anna Wulfson and Jasmina Jusufagic were victorious in Saturday’s individual double’s tournament held at Montpelier High School. Wulfson and Jusufagic defeated CVU competition 6-2, 6-1 in the semi-final round to advance and ironically were pitted against South Burlington teammates Vaishnavi Andra and Amanda Anderson in the double’s final matchup. The pair prevailed 6-4, 6-3; for Wulfson and Jusufagic, it is their second straight doubles final victory. South Burlington now looks ahead to the team tournament, which begins this week.
South Burlington got another standout performance from veteran Connor Bradley to help the Rebels shutdown North Country 9-0 on Tuesday 5/22. The senior co-captain went 2-5 at the plate and launched a fourth inning homerun to help his team score four runs in the inning. Bradley also dominated on the pitcher’s mound, working six innings for the victory and striking out eight Falcons. Patrick McMackin extended South Burlington’s lead late in the game with a homerun of his own.
Bradley continued to rampage at the plate when South Burlington trounced Mount Mansfield 9-0 on Saturday. Bradley was 4-5 on the afternoon, with three RBI’s in the game. Ryan Burt also delivered from the plate for South Burlington, going 2-4 with two RBI’s. Patrick McMackin went seven innings from the pitchers mound for his team, striking out five to earn the win. With the two decisive victories this past week South Burlington improves to 10-3 on the season.
South Burlington took a tough 24-5 loss against North Country that was mercifully ended after just five innings Tuesday 5/22. Becky Borazzo worked the pitchers mound for her team, but was unable to corral the Falcon’s at the plate. Zelie Condon-Layman led the Rebels offensively, going 2-3 on the afternoon with two doubles and a pair of RBI’s
South Burlington continued to struggle against Mount Mansfield on Saturday, falling to the Cougars 15-2. The Cougars held the Rebels to just two hits through the sixth inning, while belting three homeruns in the game. Morgan Mahar and Sarah O’Neill each had a hit for South Burlington, while Becky Borazzo took the loss from the mound for the Rebels. After weathering a rocky couple of outings, the Rebels are 3-10 on the season.
Burlington continued to have South Burlington’s number on the lacrosse field this past week. For the second time this season, the Seahorses were able to shut down the Rebels, defeating South Burlington 10-8 this past Wednesday. Sarah Fisher led her team offensively with four goals, while teammate Annika Nielsen netted a pair of scores. The Rebels struggled to cover the Seahorses’ Casey O’Neil in the first half, as O’Neil carved through the South Burlington defense for five first-half scores. Goalie Danielle Boucher finished with nine saves in the game.
The Rebels took an uncharacteristic second-straight loss this past week when South Burlington fell 8-5 to Mount Mansfield last Saturday. Despite coming up short in the contest, the Rebels got positive offensive production from a number of different sources, including a three-goal performance from Carly Dingman. Casey Johnson and XiXi Halvorson-Phelan each added a score, with Johnson contributing an assist. Danielle Boucher made thirteen saves for South Burlington in the loss.
The Rebels built a daunting 12-1 halftime lead against Mount Mansfield on Tueday, 5/19 and cruised through the second half on their way to a 19-3 win. The Rebel’s leading offensive weapon Cam Nolting knew when to take the shots himself, netting six goals, and was equally adept at drawing coverage before distributing the ball to open teammates, contributing three assists. Kyle Murakami continued to rack up points, adding three goals in the game and an assist, while the team also continued to get critical production from veteran Dylan Avery and emerging scoring threat Adnane Adossama. Both players had two goals apiece in the victory, with Avery adding an assist. Mike Blauvelt and John Cole split time in goal for South Burlington and combined for six saves.
Nolting delivered one of his highest scoring performances of the season against St. Albans, firing in seven goals to help lift South Burlington past BFA 15-8 on Friday 5/22. Murukami attacked the crease for a second straight hat-trick scoring performance, while Max Capano added three goals to spur on the Rebels. Ben Sievers rounded out the scoring for South Burlington with two goals in the victory effort. With the two wins this past week, South Burlington improves to 10-3 on the season.
Track and Field
The Rebels hosted last week’s meet at Iverson Track and capitalized on their home field advantage. The boy’s team took a 1st overall finish with a team score of 153, while the girl’s team finished 2nd only to CVU, with a team score of 99. The South Burlington boys dominated the middle-distance events, with Caleb Kasupski winning the 200m, Jack Graham winning the 400m, and Sean MacDonald claiming victory in the 800m. South Burlington’s Brennan Hanson won the 110m hurdle event, closely followed by teammate and 2nd place finisher Trent Austin. Joey Staples won the 300m hurdles, while the team of Graham, MacDonald, Matt Royer, and Ryan Croxford raced to victory in the 4x400 relay. Kasupski also finished 1st in the boy’s discus event, with teammate Phil Lyon taking 3rd in the event.
In the girl’s events, Katherine Yang finished 2nd in the 100m and 3rd in the 200m, as well as a 2nd place finish in the long jump. Meghan Cook took a 2nd place finish in the girl’s 400m, closely followed by teammate Cameron Peyko who finished 3rd in the event. Olivia Dickinson led South Burlington to a 1st place finish in the 100m hurdles and cleared the way through a pack of Redhawks for a 2nd place finish in the 300m hurdles. The girl’s 4x800 team (Chelsea Wright, Veronica Yi, Eliza Thomas, and Sophie Jarvis) pulled away from the competing Richford team to lead South Burlington to victory on the track, while Emylie Rose and Meghan Kronoff helped the Rebels dominate the field action with a 1st/2nd respective finish in the girl’s shot-put. Kayla Gilding helped South Burlington wrap up the afternoon with a 1st place finish in the long jump, and while Dickinson led South Burlington with a 2nd place finish in the triple jump. Both teams travel to Essex this Saturday 5/30 for the New England-qualifying Essex Invitational.
SOURCE: Peter Caulkin, Correspondent