Jan. 12: Rebel Recap

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Thursday January 05, 2017

Girls Hockey

The Rebels girls hockey team had a tough pair of games last week. On Wednesday, January 4, the Rebels visited CVU/MMU. After a scoreless first period, CVU/MMU scored two in the second and three in the third to defeat South Burlington 5-0. Lyssa Tan had 24 saves for the Rebels.

Three days later, the Rebels traveled to Middlebury to face an undefeated Tigers team. Lyssa Tan secured 33 saves in the losing effort. She is playing tremendously well this season. In just the last two games, she has saved a combined 57 shots. Next up is a home game against Burlington/Colchester on January 14.

Dance Team

On Saturday, January 7, both of South Burlington’s dance teams swept the floor at the Frosty Footworks dance competition at Colchester High School. The varsity team took first place in Pom the Pom category. Their next competition will be January 21 at Mt. Anthony Union High School.

Girls Basketball

January 6, the Rebels girls basketball team hosted St. Johnsbury. It was a strong defensive game by both teams, but the Hiltoppers edged the Rebels 36-25. Shanise Chase scored 9 points and Emma MacDonough added 8 for South Burlington. First year coach TJ Sawyer was optimistic about the result. “Defensive battle all night. One of the best defensive games I have been a part of. I am proud of how we played D tonight. St. J made us take shots we weren’t ready to take and took us away from what we wanted to do. However, it was a great test and we will learn a lot from this game and get better,” he said. Next up is a home game against Burr and Burton on January 14.

Boys Basketball

Tuesday, January 3, the Rebels boys basketball team hosted BFA-St. Albans. The Rebels cruised to a controlled 57-52 victory over the Bobwhites. Ethan Klesch (12 points, 14 rebounds) and Harrison Gregoire (14 points, 8 rebounds) teamed up to lead the Rebel offense while teammate Ben Moran added 12 points.

Four days later Colchester traveled to South Burlington in what would be a tremendous one-point game. A Colchester shooter hit the go-ahead shot with just 19 seconds remaining to help slip past the Rebels 55-54. Brendan Bridge led the Rebels with 17 points, including a game tying three-pointer in the final minute of play. Gregoire added 17 of his own, while Ethan Klesch and Nick Liscinsky each scored 10 points.The Rebels finished the week with a 5-2 record. Their next game is against Spaulding at home on January 14.

Gymnastics

Wednesday, January 4, South Burlington’s gymnastics team defeated Milton 109.8 to 97.76. The South Burlington scores were as follows:

Vault: 1. Diana Gregoire, SB 8.7; 2. Olivia Dickinson, SB 7.8; 3. Molly Boardman, SB 7.5. Bars: 1. Diana Gregoire, SB 7.9; 2. Olivia Dickinson, SB 7.7; Beam: 1. Diana Gregoire, SB 9.2; 3. Marisa Pelino, SB 6.7. Floor: 2. Diana Gregoire, SB 7.2;  All Around: 1. Diana Gregoire, SB 33.0;  3. Marissa Pelino, SB 25.0.

Boys Hockey

Wednesday, January 4, Josh Phillips, assisted by Mason Fay, scored for the Rebels in the second period of the 4-1 loss. Goalkeeper Zach Munson had 31 saves.

Saturday, the Rebels found redemption in a thrilling overtime victory over BFA-St. Albans. James Patrick and Dylan LeClair scored the regulation goals for the Rebels, assisted by John Thibeault and John Weisenheimer respectively. Patrick then assisted Dylan Rockford for the game winner as South Burlington won 3-2. Munson played strong in goal with 20 saves. Next up is a January 14 game against CVU.

SOURCE: Drew Gordon, correspondent