Sept. 17: Rebel Recap

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Thursday September 17, 2015

Girls Soccer

The South Burlington girls team fell to Burr & Burton 2-0 last week. Kailei Eustis made six saves in goal for South Burlington. With the loss, the Rebels fell to 0-2 on the season.
But the Rebels picked up a badly needed win in Saturday’s 2-1 victory over Mount Mansfield. Cameron Peyko and Olivia Dion provided the scores for South Burlington, assisted by teammates Cora Kakalec and Sonya Heldman. Kailei Eustis made eight saves in goal to hold off the Cougars.

Football

The Rebels put up their highest point total of the season when they hosted Rutland Friday night. They also gave up their highest point total, as the Raider’s Andy Kenosh launched three touchdowns and ran for three more to lead Rutland over South Burlington 68-38. Colby Barrett kept his team in the game, grinding it out on the goal line for South Burlington on his way to two rushing scores. Thomas Demag found some accuracy with his long passes, launching a 40 yard pass to teammate Rye Thayer and a 30 yard pass to Nick Liscinsky. Demag also ran for a 30 yard score, but had a pair of interceptions in the game. The Rebels are 0-3 on the season with the loss and will look to get their season back on track when they host Brattleboro in their homecoming matchup next Friday, 9/18.

Field Hockey

South Burlington powered its way to a 5-0 victory against Rutland last week. The Rebels were led in the game by a pair of goals from Emma Liebegott, while Kate Hall, Willow Yager, and Maggie Miller also contributed scores in the shutout victory. Five separate Rebels contributed assists for the team on all five goals. Liz Sargent made a pair of saves to preserve the victory.

The Rebels knocked in an early goal and then played excellent defense throughout the rest of the game to stop Mount Mansfield 1-0 last week and collect their third victory of the season. Katie Young absorbed a pass from teammate Joan Vera early in the first half and fired home the defining goal to lift South Burlington in the contest. Liz Sargent made two saves for the Rebels to preserve the win. The team improves to 3-0 with the victory.

Boys Soccer

The Rebels kicked their offense into gear in the second half of last week’s matchup against Woodstock, scoring three unanswered goals to down the Wasps in a 3-0 shutout. Amza Issa, Amerlin Nemeye, and Ben Lambert contributed the goals for South Burlington, while Patrick O’Hara contributed two assists. Tyler Ayers made three saves to preserve the win.

Rutland snatched a victory away from South Burlington this past week, as the Raiders defeated the Rebels 2-1 in overtime. Patrick O’Hara supplied South Burlington’s goal in the game, set up by a precision pass from teammate David Larrabee. Tyler Ayers made six saves for his team, but the Raiders struck the deciding goal with ten seconds remaining in the first overtime period to give Rutland the victory. The loss bounced the Rebels out of the Rutland-hosted Loyzelle Tournament, after winning the event the last four years in a row. The Rebels drop to 3-1 on the season with the loss.

Cross- Country

The Rebels competed in the Burlington Invitational this past Saturday, with the South Burlington boy’s team finishing third out of fourteen teams, with an overall score of 106, and the girls finishing ninth out of twelve with an overall score of 213. Kevin Le led the way for the Rebels with an eleventh place overall finish in the Burlington race, followed closely by teammate Trevor Houchens, who finished twelfth. Ethan Sheffield crossed the finish line in the eighteenth overall spot for his team. Eliza Thomas led the South Burlington girl’s team, finishing thirteenth overall. Kelsey Perotte followed Thomas, crossing the finish line in the 42nd spot overall. Both teams will travel to compete in the BFA X-Country Festival next Saturday, 9/19.

SOURCE: Peter Caulkin, Correspondent