South Burlington Wolves Weekly Recap: September 7

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Thursday September 07, 2017


The Wolves golf team opened up at Cedar Knoll on Thursday, August 31. They finished second in the three team event. The total score for the team was 190 (Kyle McLane, 45, Carleton Plourde, 46, Jagr Rinehart, 49, Jacob Gelfenbein, 58, and Adam Sobczak, 50). CVU won the event by eight strokes, and MMU came in third.

Cross Country

The annual Essex Invitational race was held on Saturday, September 2 under blue skies and beautiful running conditions. The boys team finished in fourth place, two points behind BHS and the Wolves had two runners in the top 20. Lucas Calcagni placed fourth with a time of 16:43. Alex Gordon (17-17:42), Jackson Hauman (20-17:57, Emmett Edwards (25-18:03), Colin McKay (32-18:22), Eli Grossman (35-18:27), and Avery Barrino (41-18:40) rounded out the Wolves top finishers.

On the girls side, the Wolves managed to get four runners finishing inside the top 50. Freshmen Camille Bolduc finished in second overall and earned a 19:38.9 time. Chloe Zinn finished in 23rd place with a time of 21:45 and Sophie Bock ran for a time of 22:37 and finished in 39th place. The teams will run next on September 15 at the Essex Tree Farm.

Girls Soccer

South Burlington’s girls soccer team defeated Montpelier 9-1 on Saturday, September 2, at SBHS. Olivia Dion led the Wolves’ scoring spree with three first half goals and three assists. Megan Harton and Annika Imobersteg added two goals each, while Cora Kakalec and Bella Nevin scored once. Goalie Bailey Burt made one save in the win. Their next action is at home versus MMU on September 13.

Boys Soccer

On Friday, September 1, the Wolves cruised to a 7-2 victory over Rice. Patrick O’Hara led the team with three goals and an assist. Justin King, Ben Knudsen, Amza Issa and Tenzin Choedak scored one goal each in the win. Goalie Ben Capano secured four saves. The team hosts Milton on September 9.

Field Hockey

The Wolves field hockey team opened the season with a 4-0 victory over host Hartford. Kate Hall had a goal and an assist while Willow Yager, Joan Vera and Emma Liebegott also scored goals for South Burlington. Goalie Marissa Pelino made seven saves in the win. The Wolves host Essex on September 7.


The Wolves football team is 1-0 on the season and over .500 for the first time in four years as it opened its season with a 21-6 victory over visiting Essex on Friday, September first.

Essex opened the game with a 60 yard scoring drive, but the Wolves bounced back, taking the lead at the beginning of the second quarter with a 21 yard, fourth and long, touchdown pass from Kevin Papariello to Andrew Cunningham. The extra point was good.

The Wolves added to their lead after seizing one of four Essex turnovers with a toss sweep pass for a 57 yard touchdown from Ryan Tarte (62 rushing yards) to Cunningham.

After converting another fourth and long with a highly contested jump ball, Chance O’Connor came down with the catch, and Tarte scored on the next play to seal the win. Nico Strumpet made a final minute interception on the one yard line to end the game. “It’s nice to make plays,” head coach Joe MacDonald said after the game. In their opening night win, the Wolves made plenty. Their next game is at Colchester on September 8.


SOURCE: Drew Gordon, Correspondent