Oct. 20: Rebel Recap

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Thursday October 20, 2016

Girls Cross Country

The girls cross country team placed 6th at the BFA Cross Country Invitational at Hardack Recreation Area on Saturday, October 15. Chloe Zinn led the team, finishing 21st with a time of 22:08. The girls have been steadily improving throughout the season and are looking forward to their championship season. Their next event is at MMU on October 21.

Boys Cross Country

The boys finished 2nd in a very close race against Burlington, losing by only two points at the BFA Cross Country Invitational last Saturday. The varsity team raced phenomenally well, led by Lucas Calcagni (3rd), Trevor Houchens (10th), Ethan Sheffield (12th), Kevin Le (13th), and Jackson Hauman (16th). Every runner on the varsity side improved by 0:20 or more from last year. Spencer McClary (3:17 improvement) and Andrew McDonald (2:36 improvement) showed the largest improvements from last year, while seven additional runners improved their time by over one minute. Calcagni’s time of 17:08 was a SB course record. Their next event is at MMU on October 21.


The football team played an exciting homecoming game versus Colchester on October 14. The final score was 37-22 in favor of Colchester, but South Burlington performed well and outscored the Lakers 22-14 in the second half. Manny Boardman led the way on offense with two rushing touchdowns, scoring from 1 yard and 28 yards. He also secured two receptions for 38 yards. Quarterback Kevin Papariello threw for 130 passing yards on 10 completions. Ryan Hockenbury scored on an 18 yard TD reception and Paul O’Neil secured four catches for 38 yards. Noah Zhou hauled in a two point conversion and McKenna Cooper kicked two good extra points. The defense also came up with two fumble recoveries by Andrew Cunningham and Rye Thayer. Their last regular season game is at home against Essex on Friday.


The volleyball team lost two matches last week against strong opponents. On Tuesday, October 11, the team lost at Randolph with scores of 25-22, 25-18, and 25-17. The Rebels played three solid sets but were unable to steal a set from the Ghosts. On Friday, the team traveled to St. Johnsbury where they again lost in straight sets, 25-16, 25-3, and 25-13. They play at MMU on October 24.

Girls Soccer

On Tuesday, October 11, the girls soccer team traveled to Hinesburg for a showdown with the CVU Redhawks. Cameron Peyko erased a 1-0 deficit and tied up the game with 6:15 left in regulation. Bailey Burt had 10 saves in the contest, including a CVU penalty kick opportunity in double overtime. The game finished with a 1-1 draw.

Three days later, the Rebels relied on a fast start, scoring two goals in the first ten minutes of the game by Posie Nash-Gibney and Cameron Peyko. Maddie Liebegott and Bella Nevin also had goals for the Rebels. Bailey Burt and Kailei Eustis paired up for four saves in the game. Their next game is October 22 at home against Burlington.

Boys Soccer

The Rebels boys soccer team went 1-1 last week. On Monday, October 10, they dropped a game at CVU 3-1. Amerlin Nemeye scored South Burlington’s lone goal in the final seconds of play. There were scoring chances, but the Rebels were shorthanded as they were missing some key players, and the team was unable to keep up with CVU’s depth. They bounced back on Saturday with a homecoming win against St. Johnsbury 3-0. Their next game is at home against MMU on October 21.

Field Hockey

The field hockey team hosted Burlington on Tuesday, October 11 and blanked the Seahorses 6-0. Junior forward Emma Liebegott found the back of the net 4 times while Kate Hall chipped in 2 as well. Marissa Pelino made a great save on a high shot to keep the Seahorses off the scoreboard. After the game, the team was busy making ribbons for the student body to wear on Wednesday in support of the entire Harwood community after the tragic loss of 5 student’s lives in a car crash.

The team’s next game was Saturday night’s homecoming feature game against Mt. Abe. After the National Anthem by Senior Hannah Fisher, the fireworks lit up the sky and the Rebel field hockey team was pumped to get the game underway! Sophomore Kate Hall entertained the Rebel Swarm by matching Liebegott’s total from Tuesday by scoring 4 goals under the lights and junior forward Willow Yager found the back of the net as well. With just over 11 minutes left to play, the lights went out. The crowd and team were entertained by music and announcing by the voice of the Rebels, Joel Kynoch, during the “darkness” delay. Fortunately, the lights were programmed to turn back on and the team was able to finish the game in front of the supportive crowd, walking away with a 5-0 win! The Rebels finish the regular season on the road at CVU on Friday, October 21.

SOURCE: Drew Gordon, Correspondent