Oct. 10 Rebel Recap

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Thursday October 10, 2013

Football

South Burlington capped off a festivity studded homecoming week with another decisive victory this past Friday night, defeating CVU in front of a capacity crowd by a score of 49-6. The Rebels defense held the Redhawks scoreless through three quarters and the always-electric Tanner Contois torched CVU for five touchdowns, all in the first half. Jeremy Clements and Cam Nolting added rushing scores for their team to solidify the victory.  While both Clements and Nolting are better known for their sure hands catching the football, coach Joe MacDonald used the eclectic pair to dynamic effect as they helped provide a balance to Contois in South Burlington’s running game. A late CVU score broke up the shutout for South Burlington, but the Rebels cruised to another victory as they improved to 6-0 on the season. South Burlington will continue to battle through the regular season and will face a road test Friday night 10/11 when they travel to face Middlebury at 7:00 p.m.

Cross Country

Sidi Abdoulaye led not just the South Burlington boy’s team, but all competing Vermonters at last Saturday’s 23rd annual Woods Trail Run, hosted at Thetford Academy. Abdoulaye took a 3rd place finish overall, finishing the course with a time of 16:42. Abdoulaye’s finish helped South Burlington claim an overall team victory with 60 points, edging out East Greenwich, CT. Other Rebels finishing in the Vermont top 10 included Patrick Hickey, James Gregoire, Andy Tuttle, Sean MacDonald, and Joseph Staples. 
In the girl’s competition, Katherine Cook led South Burlington, finishing 3rd in the race with a time of 19:39.

Field Hockey

After falling to the Lakers in last month’s early season matchup, the Rebels handled visiting Colchester to the tune of a decisive 7-0 victory. Courtney Barrett led her team in scoring, with five goals in the contest. Four of her goals came in an 8:17 span of the first half, and that was just the beginning of South Burlington’s route of Colchester. Ashley Norris and Nikki Guarino rounded out South Burlington’s scoring with a goal apiece, while Casey Johnson and Anna Wulfson each added two assists. Norris also contributed an assist in the game. Alex Warshaw and the South Burlington defense were able to preserve the shutout without forcing Warshaw to make a single save in the game. With the win, the Rebels improve to 5-3-2 on the season. 

Boy’s Soccer

The Rebels scored late in both the first and second halves of last Saturday’s matchup against St. Albans to upend the Bobwhites 2-0. South Burlington, who has suffered through a rocky streak of five straight losses of late, was back into their early season form that saw them put together four wins in their first four games of the season. Late in the first half, Alex Pasanen found Ben Sievers with a pass and the junior fired it into St. Alban’s net to put South Burlington up by a goal in at the half. Dinesh Khadka netted the Rebel’s second half goal, off another stellar piece of passing by teammate Ismail Temirov. South Burlington played aggressive defense throughout the contest, keeping the Bobwhites off goalie Ben Greenstein and away from the South Burlington net to preserve the shutout. Greenstein made two saves, as the Rebels improved to 5-5 with the victory. 

Girl’s Soccer

It only took a single goal for BFA to claim victory over South Burlington this past Friday. The game ended in a painful fashion for the Rebels, as the Bobwhites netted the deciding score with five seconds remaining in regulation. South Burlington goalie Morgan Mahar made three saves for South Burlington. With the loss, the Rebels fall to 3-7 on the season.