September 21: South Burlington Wolves Weekly Recap

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Thursday September 21, 2017


The SBHS girls volleyball team won their first match ever on September 11 at Randolph with a score of three sets to none. They held the Ghosts to 14, 11, and 14 points in the three respective sets. Meika Shuman and Katie Gaulin led a Wolves team that won with their serves and pressure.

Three days later, South Burlington hosted St. Johnsbury. After dropping the first set 25-23, the Wolves rebounded by winning the last two sets, including a comeback win in the third. Final scores were 23-25, 25-18, 25-21. Michelle DiPinto filled in and coached in the match. Next up is Harwood on September 23.

Cross Country

On Friday, September 15, the cross country team traveled to Essex in a three-team event. South Burlington finished third in both the boys and the girls race. Top finishers were Camille Bolduc who came in second and Lucas Calcagni, who also placed second. Jackson Hauman placed sixth on the boys side. The teams travel to Manchester, NH on September 23.

Girls Soccer

Wednesday, September 13, the Wolves mounted a last minute comeback against MMU to win the game 3-2 in Jericho. Olivia Dion’s second goal tied the game. Megan Harton scored one minute later from 20 yards out to take the lead for good.

On Saturday, the Wolves traveled to Manchester to take on Burr & Burton. The defending state champion Bulldogs were upset once again by South Burlington as the Wolves earned a 3-1 win. Megan Harton scored the first goal of the game twenty-five minutes in with an assist from Annika Imobersteg. The Wolves continued to build on that lead with a Maddie Liebegott goal early in the second half. After a BBA goal a few minutes later, South Burlington finished off the game with a Cora Kaklec goal with a handful of minutes left to go. Bailey Burt made fives saves for the Wolves. South Burlington finished the week at 4-0 on the year. The Wolves travel to CVU for a September 23 matchup.

Boys Soccer

The boys soccer team picked up two wins last week and brought their season record to 5-0 on the year. On Tuesday, September 12, the Wolves took down Mt. Abraham 5-0 and were led by Patrick O’Hara’s hat trick in the opening round of the Loyzelle tournament in Rutland. Amerlin Nemeye added one goal and three assists in the win, while Sangay Khenpkhenpka also scored. Brendan Precourt had two saves.

Two days later, the Wolves defeated Rutland 3-1 in the tournament final. Amerlin Nemeye had two goals, Amza Issa had one goal (assist by Patrick O’Hara), and Brendan Precourt had a pair of stops. They travel to St. Johnsbury on September 23.


The Wolves participated in the Newport Invitational at Newport CC on Thursday, September 14. South Burlington finished with a score of 385 and in sixth place. Kyle McLane was the Wolves’ top scorer with 79 and tied for seventh place.

Field Hockey

South Burlington’s field hockey team traveled down route seven for a match up with the Middlebury Tigers on Wednesday, September 13. After scores from Kate Hall, Odessa O’Brien, Emma Liebegott and Joan Vera, the Wolves went into the second half with a 4-0 score. Ainsley Hultgren’s five saves and Molly Boardman’s second half goal propelled South Burlington to a 5-1 win. The team hosts Rice on September 22.


South Burlington’s football team was unable to overcome a slow start on Friday, September 15 at Burlington High School and fell to the Seahorses 41-7. Robbie Mafuta led the Rebels ground game with 61 yards, and Chance O’Connor hauled in seven balls for 46 yards from quarterback Papariello. Camden Chiari had the lone score for the Wolves with a two-yard run late in the fourth. Andre Cunningham had two interceptions during the game. Their next game is against B.F.A. St. Albans on September 23.


SOURCE: Drew Gordon, Correspondent