September 28: South Burlington Wolves Weekly Recap

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Thursday September 28, 2017


The boys volleyball team had two matches last week, both on the road. On September 22, they traveled to Lyndon where they would fall in straight sets to the Vikings. The scores were 25-20, 25-8, and 25-15 in favor of Lyndon. Three days later, the boys won their first match ever, at Enosburg, in straight sets, 25-20, 25-13 and 25-21. Colin Johnson’s serving led the way all week as he put up six consecutive unanswered points against Lyndon and five consecutive points against Enosburg. David Couture, and Sayid Hilowle have all started to find their form at the net as they all put up several solid blocks and delivered powerful spikes at Enosburg. Their spikes came off of skillful sets delivered by their teammates Jacob Kellogg and Rakesh Subedi. “Our loss at Lyndon on Tuesday was a tough experience and it would have broken the spirits of many ordinary players for the rest of the season,” Coach Dave Stephenson said. “But the boys showed great resolve to come back to practice the next day, rally as a team, and give it their all to get ready for our game on Friday against Enosburg. Their spirit, hard work, and raw determination paid off and we recorded our first ever win in the history of SBHS’s Boys Volleyball program,” he said.

On the girls side, the Wolves were also 1-1 on the week with a September 18 loss at Mt. Mansfield and a September 23 win at Harwood. The Harwood match had scores of 25-22, 25-12, and 25-21. They are 3-3 on the season. Their next match is against MMU on October 4.

Cross Country

The boys cross country battled in the Manchester Invitational in New Hampshire on September 23. They finished in fourth in Vermont and 14th overall out of the 37 team field. Lucas Calcagni was in 20th place out of 248 total athletes. Other scorers were Jackson Hauman (82nd in 18:08), Colin McKay (91 in 18:17), Alex Gordon (106 in 18:26), Avery Barrino (124 in 18:43), Emmett Edwards (126 in 18:43), Ben Moran (178 in 19:44). “It was a hot day and a wet course, but the team persevered for a very respectable finishes overall,” Coach Goeff Bennett said. “The team is highly motivated to continue to try and close the gap with Essex and Burlington, and we will get our next big crack at it in two weeks at the Woods Trail Run in Thetford,” he said. Their next meet is in St. Albans on September 30.


The Wolves football team ran into a tough BFA-St. Albans opponent on Friday, September 22 at Collins-Perley complex. Ryan Tarte had a rushing touchdown, and Kevin Papariello had a touchdown pass to Robbie Mafuta to get South Burlington on the board. They have a 1-3 record on the season. The Wolves host Mt. Anthony this Friday for homecoming.

Field Hockey

The Wolves field hockey team is 6-0 on the year after defeating Rice 2-0 at home on Friday, September 22. Kate Hall had both scores for South Burlington and Marissa Pelino secured two saves in the win. Their next game is at Essex on October 3.

Boys Soccer

The boys soccer team traveled to St. Johnsbury for a September 23 game. Amerlin Neyeme set up Patrick O’Hara’s goal with just six minutes to go in the game to propel the Wolves to a tie with the Hilltoppers. Brendan Precourt earned two saves in the tie. They finished the week with a 5-0-1 record on the season. Next up is an October 2 match-up with CVU.

Girls Soccer

On Saturday, September 24, the Wolves traveled to Hinesburg for a match-up of two unbeaten teams. Bailey Burt made 15 saves but it was not enough as the Wolves fell 5-0 to the Redhawks. South Burlington will get a shot at redemption when they host CVU on September 30.


Rocky Ridge hosted a meet on Monday, September 21 between CVU, Rice, South Burlington and Colchester. The Wolves, led by Kyle McLane’s 42, came in third place. Adam Solezak (47), Mason Klesch (50), and Connor McGrath  (71) were the other Wolves scores.

Three days later, the Wolves participated in the Cougar Invitational, a two-man best-ball event. McLane and Plourde from South Burlington won the event with a score of 72.


SOURCE: Drew Gordon, Correspondent