Thursday October 03, 2013
The South Burlington football team improved to 5-0 on the season after knocking off Mount Mansfield this past Saturday by a score of 34-18. Sophomore Jeremy Clements stepped up at the wide-receiver position for the Rebels and had his best game of the season to this point, hauling three passes from quarterback Hunter Riehle for 43 yards and two touchdowns. The Rebels held a 7-0 lead after the first quarter and were facing a third-and-ten on the Cougars ten yard line. Clements hauled in the ten yard catch, snagging the pass outside the goal line and dragging defenders into the endzone for the score. Later in the quarter, Max Smith dove on a Cougars’ muffed punt return and Riehle launched a 28 yard scoring strike to Clements on the following play. Tanner Contois was as strong running the ball as he’s been all season, cruising to 212 yards and three rushing scores. Riehle completed 9-25 passes on the day for 142 yards. Despite the decisive win, South Burlington will need to work on limiting its penalties and maintaining team discipline when they host CVU next Friday night. Due to an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty late in the fourth quarter, Smith was ejected from Saturday’s contest and will be ineligible to play in Friday’s game against the Redhawks.
The South Burlington girl’s team seems to be back on track after a third straight win, shutting out St. Johnsbury this past Wednesday by a score of 3-0. Shannon Flaherty led her team with a goal and two assists in the contest. Kayla Gilding and Chelsea Austin also netted goals for South Burlington, who stabilize their season at 3-4 record with the win. Morgan Mahar delivered another strong performance in goal, making two saves to preserve the shutout. Essex turned the tables on South Burlington in Saturday’s matchup, shutting out the Rebels 4-0.
After starting the season with four straight wins, the South Burlington boy’s team has lost their last four straight, including a 2-0 loss to St. Johnsbury and 3-2 loss to Essex this past week. Both games were on the road. Dinesh Khadka had a strong game in the loss to the Hornets. The junior striker had both of South Burlington’s scores in the game, but the Rebels couldn’t collaborate to upend an Essex team that improved to 3-5 with the win. With the loss, the Rebels evened their record at 4-4. Ben Greenstein made seven saves in the loss.
South Burlington fell in a 1-0 to Mount Abraham this past Wednesday. The Rebels and the Patriots battled through a closely matched first half, going into halftime with the score knotted at zero. Mount Abraham’s Bailey Sherwin scored for her team midway through the second half, assisted by teammate Madi Wood. While the Rebels struggled in scoring on a strong Mount Abraham defense, the Rebels also got an aggressive performance from their own defense and goalie Alex Warshaw, who made five saves in the loss. The Rebels fall to 4-2-1 with the loss. There was little scoring action, but a lot of defensive stops in South Burlington’s 0-0 draw with Mount Mansfield this past Saturday. The tie is the second of the season for South Burlington, who move to 4-2-2 on the season. The Rebels travel to Essex this week to face the Hornets on Tuesday, 10/1 before returning home to play Colchester next Saturday, 10/5.
SOURCE: Peter Caulkin, Correspondent