Thursday October 12, 2017
The boys volleyball team stole a set from the defending state champion CVU Redhawks on October 3 at home, but it wasn’t enough as the Wolves fell 18-25, 21-25, 25-23, and 18-25. Having started the season as a setter, Nikesh Pohkrel has found a new role captaining the back line. No matter how hard CVU would hit the ball Nikesh was able to cushion the blow and deliver a controlled pass back to setters Rakesh Subedi and Jake Kellogg so a counter attack could be mounted. David Couture also continued his human wall renaissance at the net putting up multiple blocks. Through David and Nikesh’s combined efforts, South Burlington turned in one of their greatest defensive performances of the season which was a major contributing factor in the Wolves’ victory in the third set. “The team came out excited and motivated, and they gave it their all,” said Coach Dave Stephenson. “They managed to take a set from the defending champions, and they never gave up. I’ve told the players I don’t mind losing when we play really well but the other team just plays better. Today was one of those days,” he said. Next up is an October 12 matchup with Vermont Commons.
On September 25, the South Burlington girls volleyball team played Essex and lost in straight sets, 10-25, 9-25, and 11-25. Next up is a match against Vermont Commons at The Edge.
The boys XC team was at Thetford this weekend for the Woods Trail Run, and they were fantastic, finishing sixth (with 165 points) out of 50 teams. They were the fourth Vermont team behind U-32 (1st with 118), Burlington (2nd with 119) and Essex (3rd with 123). This is the first time this season that we have finished with a score closer to Burlington and Essex than to CVU, which marks a huge step forward for these runners. With three weeks to go before the State Championship, they are beginning to get some attention as a pack of runners that could make some noise when they return to Thetford on October 28 for the state championships.
Some highlights from the day include:
• Lucas Calcagni (6th in 16:53) and Jackson Hauman (21st in 17:39) move up on the All-Time Course Records list at Thetford to #2 and #11 respectively.
• Top 10 Finishes in each “Seeded” race (there were 5 Seeded races divided up by time): 5th Seed, Sam Valin - 2nd in 21:11 and Ethan Chant - 5th in 21:42; 3rd Seed Trey Uttecht - 2nd in 18:49, 2nd Seed, Avery Barrino - 3rd in 18:31; 1st Seed,Lucas Calcagni - 6th in 16:53.
• Varsity 7 scorers overall place and time:Trey Uttecht - 85th in 18:49; Colin McKay - 57th in 18:32; Avery Barrino - 55th in 18:31; Alex Gordon - 51st in 18:27; Emmett Edwards - 37th in 18:11; Jackson Hauman - 21st in 17:39; Lucas Calcagni - 6th in 16:53
• Season Records include Ethan Chant and Andrew MacDonald.
• Personal Records include:Trey Uttecht, Sam Valin, Tristan Petrosino, Austin Dennison
On the girls side, Camille Bolduc, a freshmen for the Wolves, was the fastest Vermont girl at the Woods Trail Run at Thetford Academy, touring the hilly, five-kilometer course in 19 minutes, 56.16 seconds. She was fifth overall out of 504 runners. Both teams are in action again on October 14.
The SB Wolves varsity team had two home matches this week. The first, on Tuesday, October 3, resulted in a 6-0 win versus Burlington High School. Megan Harton had two goals, while Olivia Dion, Cora Kakalec, Bella Nevin and Annika Imobersteg each had a single goal. Hannah Murray, recorded the shutout in her first match,and was supported by a strong defensive effort from Tara Lowensohn, Jess Burt, Sonja Heldman, Madison Druzba, Eve Heroux, Julia Haenecz, and Emma Kelley.
On Saturday night, the Wolves played their third double overtime match of the season. After 100 minutes the game ended in a 1-1 tie. Megan Harton converted an Olivia Dion pass for the SB score. Hannah Murray recorded 12 saves. The Wolves are 6-2-2 on the season. The team hosts St. Johnsbury on October 14.
The Wolves field hockey team suffered their first loss of the season after falling to CVU at home on October 7. Ainsley Hultgren had six stops for the Wolves (9-1) and the final score was 2-0. South Burlington has a very busy week of action, starting with an October 12 matchup against Burlington.
The Wolves football team fell to CVU 20-6 in the homecoming game on October 7. Nico Strempek scored on a 70 yard QB keeper to put the Wolves on top early in the game, but it wasn’t enough as the Redhawks found a rhythm on offense. The team travels to cross-town rival Rice on Saturday, October 14.
On Wednesday, October 3, Kyle McLane earned Medalist honors with a 75 at the Division 1 championship qualifier. He and his teammates finished fourth overall (Sobczak 84, Plourde 90, Rinehart 92).
The boys soccer team played two big games last week as the regular season winds down. On Tuesday, October 3, they dropped a heartbreaking match to CVU at home, 2-1. Patrick O’Hara scored a goal for the Wolves in the 73rd minute but it wasn’t enough to pull off the victory. The next day, the Wolves rallied past Essex 3-2 in overtime led by Amerlin Nemeyes’ three goals. His final goal came four minutes into the overtime period. Patrick O’Hara had an assist and Ben Capano earned six saves in the win. Next up is an October 13 match with Rice.
SOURCE: Drew Gordon, Correspondent