Thursday April 27, 2017
On Saturday, April 15, Ultimate hosted the first ever Coaches vs. Cancer Ultimate Tournament. Senior Harry Hopper organized the pre-season tournament and it can safely be dubbed a great success. Teams from SB, CVU, MMU and Milton descended on the High School Campus early in the morning for a round-robin tournament. SB defeated Milton and CVU but fell to the eventual tournament winners MMU by one point. MMU also took the Spirit Award for their awesome on-the-field poise, demeanor and respect.
Three days later, the SBHS Ultimate teams faced off against CVU. Andrew Hampson and Luke Beatty lead the way for the Varsity squad as Andrew racked up five goals and three helpers while Luke passed for seven assists as the Rebels defeated CVU 15-9.
The first ever Girls Varsity Ultimate game against the Redhawks was a 10-6 loss. “While dropping the game was certainly a disappointment, the girls had a lot to be excited about,” Coach Stone exclaimed. “With so many players having never played the sport before, they showed remarkable resiliency and grit as they battled a very good CVU squad,” he said. Ninth grader Ana Stich led the Rebels with four goals and senior Captain Rachel Charash got the assists as many times. The Girls Ultimate team looks to build on this momentum and keep getting better every game. Next up is Middlebury on May 2.
The South Burlington boys lacrosse team picked up a big win versus Middlebury on Tuesday, April 18. Calvin Hultgren led the way with five goals and Max Capano added three goals and two assists in the 12-10 victory. Ryan Hockenbury finished the game with nine saves for the Rebels. Their next game is an under the lights matchup with Essex on Friday, April 28.
The Rebel softball team put up a dominating road performance in their 14-6 win over Spaulding on April 18. Becky Borrazzo’s five innings of solid pitching paced the Rebels toward the win, while Abby Dubuque’s two hits led the Rebel offense. South Burlington hosts Essex on April 29.
On Tuesday, April 18, the baseball team put up nearly 20 runs on the board with a 19-5 victory over host Spaulding. Sammy Premsagar had eight RBIs and went 5-5 in the game while Liam McMackin went 2-3 with an RBI. The Rebels travel to Burlington on April 27.
The Rebel boys tennis team defeated Rice 7-0 on April 18 at the SBHS courts.
Singles: Gabe Katz (SB) def Bradley Eldred (R) 6-0, 6-0; Sam Walker (SB) def. Brit Higgins (R) 6-1, 6-0; Ragu Sivakumar (SB) def Jon Aselin (R) 6-0, 6-1; Ryan Anderson (SB) def Zach Fisher (R) 6-0, 6-0; Ethan Hammond-Fortune (SB) won by default
Doubles: Josh Phillips/Jacob Gelfenbein (SB) won by default; Mehul Shah/Xander Tan (SB) won by default
Next up for both tennis teams is a matchup vs. CVU on May 2.
SOURCE: Drew Gordon, Correspondent