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Thursday September 24, 2015

Boys Soccer

South Burlington built a 3-1 lead against U-32 on their way to the Rebels fourth victory of the season this past week. Amerlin Nemaye led his team with a pair of scores, getting the Rebels on the board with a penalty kick in the fifth minute of competition, and then striking the go-ahead goal. Nemaye’s second score took place a mere two minutes after the Raider’s Harrison Bushnell tied the game at 1-1. Patrick O’Hara added the insurance tally for South Burlington. Tyler Ayers made three saves in goal for the Rebels.

The South Burlington boy’s team sank Burlington 2-1 this past Saturday evening thanks to a timely second half goal by perennial scoring threat Patrick O’Hara. Amza Issa set O’Hara up on the play with a direct kick and O’Hara broke the tie by finding the back of the Seahorses net with twelve minutes remaining in regulation. Ben Lambert also scored for the Rebels, getting South Burlington on the board with a penalty kick in the first half. Tyler Ayers made seven saves for South Burlington to hold onto the victory.


South Burlington took another tough loss this past week, falling 51-20 to Brattleboro. The Rebels had no answer for the Colonel’s Cheick Diakite, who bulldozed through South Burlington for 236 rushing yards and five touchdowns. Thomas Demag aired out the faootball for 238 passing yards, including a 58 yard scoring strike to Nick Liscinsky and also scrambled for a score to help keep the Rebels in competition. Tailback Colby Barrett carried the ball for 91 yards, and also launched a 28 yard touchdown on a halfback pass to teammate Spencer Gruwell. Brattleboro finished with 430 rushing yards in the game, as the Colonels improve to 2-2 on the season. The Rebels are still looking for their first win of the season as they fall to 0-4.

Girls Soccer

The Rebels are still searching for their first victory of the season after the team fell to Colchester 2-1 this past weekend. The Lakers struck early, netting both their goals in the first half to put South Burlington in a hole. Annika Nielsen helped get her team back in the game with a score, but Colchester was able to hold the South Burlington offensive surge in check and held on for the victory. The Lakers remain a perfect 5-0 with the win, while South Burlington falls to 0-4.

Field Hockey

Joan Vera used her veteran experience to help South Burlington top Essex 2-1 this past week, putting an end to an incredible 34-game win streak by the Hornets. Vera fired in the Rebels first goal to give South Burlington an early lead, set up on the play by a pass from teammate Grace Hoehl. Vera was also instrumental in setting up teammate Katie Hall, who scored the team’s second goal to give the Rebels the decisive edge over the Hornets. Liz Sargent made four saves in goal to collect the win for South Burlington.

The Rebels came out on the winning end of a 1-0 defensive battle with Mount Abraham this past Friday. Joan Vera was able to corral a rebound and redirected it into the net in the fourth minute of the second half to give her team the decisive one-goal lead. Liz Sargent made three saves in goal for South Burlington to preserve the shutout. The Rebels remain a perfect 5-0 on the season with the homecoming victory.

Cross- Country

The South Burlington boys and girls teams traveled to St. Albans this past Saturday to compete in the BFA Invitational. The boys team finished 2nd overall out of the six competing schools with a total team score of 39, while the girls finished 3rd out of four schools, with an overall score of 81. Trevor Houchens, Ben Moran, and Kevin Le cracked the top ten finishes for the Rebels, finishing 2nd, 5th, and 8th respectively, while Meghan Cook led the girls team with a 12th place finish, followed closely by teammate Eliza Thomas (14th) In the 5000m JV race, Lucas Calcagni led the Rebel boys with a 5th place finish, while Logan Huysman finished 13th for the girl’s team. “It was an exciting invitational on an extremely hilly St. Albans course.” said South Burlington coach Geoff Bennett. “We’ve still got a lot of work to do before the state meets on October 31st but everyone is running hard and our varsity is training with a definite purpose!” The teams will be crossing state lines this coming week to compete in the New Hampshire Invitational in Manchester on Saturday, 9/26.

SOURCE: Peter Caulkin, Correspondent

Upcoming Rebels’ Schedule September 24-October 1

For current schedules go to sbhs.sbschools.net/athletics/

Boys & Girls Cross Country Running
September 26
vs. Manchester,
NH Invitational,
9:30 a.m./1 p.m.

Varsity Boys Soccer
September 26
vs. Essex, at SBHS, 7 p.m.
September 30
vs. No. Country,
at SBHS, 5 p.m.

Varsity Girls Soccer
September 25
vs. Essex, at SBHS, 4:30 p.m.
September 28
vs. Colchester,
at Colchester, 7 p.m.
September 30
vs. No. Country,
at SBHS, 7 p.m.

Varsity Field Hockey
September 26
vs. Colchester,
at Colchester, 4 p.m.
September 30
vs. CVU, at CVU, 4 p.m.

Varsity Cheerleading
September 25
vs. Middlebury,
at Middlebury, 7 p.m.

Varsity Football
September 25
vs. Middlebury, at
Middlebury, 7 p.m.