Thursday November 02, 2017
Girls Cross Country
The girls cross country team finished in ninth place in the state tournament with a score of 221. There were twelve teams in the event.
Boys Cross Country
The boys cross country state meet was held in Thetford on October 28. Along with Lucas Calgani’s individual state championship win, the Wolves had 3 “All-Vermont” finishers. These are the top 25 athletes in Vermont (after combining divisions). Emmett Edwards (sophomore) and captain Jackson Hauman (senior) joined this list.
In the Division 1 race, South Burlington finished 3rd as a team. They were led by:
• Trey Uttecht (38th) in 18:48.6 – Personal Record
• Colin McKay (23rd) in 18:19.7
• Avery Barrino (22nd) in 18:19.4 – Course Record
• captain Alex Gordon (20th) in 18:03.2 – Course Record
• captain Jackson Hauman (16th) in 17:44.2
• Emmett Edwards (15th) in 17:44.1 – Personal Record
• Lucas Calcagni (1st) in 16:36.0 – Season Record
“All told, even though two teams in Division 1 were faster than us, I honestly believe we had the best race of the day,” Coach Bennett said. “The SB Boys literally did everything they could do try and close the gap. They did a fantastic job and raced their hearts out. I couldn’t be prouder of them!” he said.
On October 25, the Wolves traveled to Lyndon Institute for their first round playoff match. After a hard fought affair, the Wolves lost two sets to three. It was a tightly contested match by both the Wolves and the Vikings. Neither team could pull away from the other as they kept trading leads and rallying. The Wolves were lead by Captains Katie Gaulin (outside hitter) and Meika Shuman (Libero).
The final match of the season on October 23, arguably, was the Wolves hardest fought match as the team narrowly lost to Vermont Commons in overtime in the fifth set tie break. The final score was three sets to two (25-18, 25-19, 24-26, 23-25, 14-16). SBHS ended the season with 3 wins and 8 losses which earned them the #6 seed in the playoff tournament.
On Thursday, October 26 the Wolves traveled back to Burlington High School to face the #3 seeded Seahorses for the first ever playoff appearance by an SBHS Boys Volleyball team. The Wolves demonstrated their enthusiasm and improvement this season as they won the opening set, but they were unable to keep the momentum going against a more determined and experienced Seahorses team. The Wolves were defeated 3 sets to 1 (25-20, 23-25, 19-25, 16-25).
A special congratulations to the following SBHS players on their outstanding performances this season and subsequent selection to the Vermont All-Star Team: Captain Noah Borden, David Couture, and Rakesh Subedi.
After a scoreless regulation period, fifth seeded South Burlington earned the upset on the road over St. Johnsbury after winning 4-2 in PKs. Megan Harton, Sonya Heldan, Bella Nevin and Olivia Dion earned goals in the sudden death round. Bailey Burt made eight saves.
The boys soccer team had a dramatic quarterfinal over visiting MMU on Saturday October 28. Amerlin Nemeye had an amazing wonderstrike goal with 8.4 seconds left in double overtime for a 2-1 win. Nemeye had the other Wolves goal on a first-penalty kick.
The Wolves hosted 8th seed MMU on Friday, October 27 for their quarterfinals matchup. Joan Vera (two goals and an assist) and Emma Liebegott (two goals) propelled South Burlington to a 6-3 victory. Willow Yager (one goal and one assist) and Grace Hoehl also had goals in the game. Goalkeeper Marissa Pelino had three saves.
SOURCE: Drew Gordon, Correspondent