Thursday November 09, 2017
The boys soccer team cruised to a state championship victory over St. Johnsbury at Buck Hard Field in Burlington on Saturday, November 4. Winning 3-1, the Wolves were led by Patrick O’Hara’s opening goal 17 minutes into the game. After an equalizer tied the game up at 1-1, Amerlin Nemeye scored with nine minutes to go in the first half on a free kick that sailed into the corner of the night. Thirteen minutes into the second half, Nemeye scored again on a corner kick, bringing the score to 3-1 and that’s where it would stay. This is South Burlington’s third title since 2011.
Utilizing a 4-5-1 set, the Wolves girls soccer team knew their opponents well. On November 1, South Burlington traveled to Hinesburg for the semi-final matchup with CVU. In two previous matches this fall, the Wolves fell 5-0 in Hinesburg and lost 1-0 in a double-overtime matchup at home only one week later. The 4-5-1 was meant to slow down the powerful Redhawks, and it worked in the semis as neither team could get on the board in the 80 minute regulation period. Two minutes and 28 seconds into overtime, CVU found the back of the net and survived a valiant effort by the Wolves. The Redhawks would go onto win the championship over Burr and Burton, a team that the Wolves defeated earlier in the year.