SOUTH BURLINGTON – A splurge of goals in the second half lifted South Burlington to a 4-2 win over Milton in a high school boys soccer season opener Tuesday afternoon.
The teams combined for five goals in an eight-minute span, including South Burlington sophomore Amerlin Nemaye’s hat-trick effort that gave the Rebels the margin needed for victory.
Trailing 1-0 at halftime, David Larrabee leveled the score with 22 minutes to go and then assisted Nemaye’s first strike a minute later.
Milton, however, answered 17 seconds later, with Colby Gay netting his second of two goals for the equalizer.
Nemaye then struck twice, the first for the go-ahead tally and then the latter with about 14 minutes left to seal the the win for the defending-champion Rebels.
Cam Goodrich assisted both of Gay’s goals and Alex Dooley made eight saves for the Yellowjackets. Tyler Ayers stopped two shots for SBHS.
•Burlington 4, U-32 0: Joel Atutor scored twice in less than 90 seconds early in the second half to propel Burlington to the win over host U-32.
Seraphin Iradukunda opened the scoring for the Seahorses (1-0) in the first half. Tumba Felekeni finished the scoring midway through the second half. Mohamud Hussein and Maenda Biefait Badibang notched assists.
Derek Cote (11 saves) and Mackinley Shaffer (two saves) combined in net for the Raiders.
•Hartford 2, Mount Mansfield 1: Ben Rouillard struck in the first half and Patrick McGlone matched in the second half to fuel visiting Hartford’s win over Mount Mansfield.
Bryce Dube got a goal back for the Cougars (0-1) in the second half.
Jordan Allard stopped 13 shots in the win for the Hurricanes (1-0). Josh Graning had four saves for MMU.
•Winooski 6, Craftsbury 3: Mitchell Chadwick fired in goals in the seventh and 13th minutes, sparking Winooski’s early offense in the night home win over Craftsbury.
Bishal Limbu also had two goals and Abdirizak Hussein and Jibril Abdullahi added a goal and an assist apiece for the Spartans. Abdi Ali Mohammed made eight saves.
Elm Lapoint, Noah Coville and Davide Tomatis tallied Craftsbury’s goals.
• Mount Abraham 2, Green Mountain Valley 1: Dylan Weaver volleyed home Nick Catlin’s low corner kick for the go-ahead strike with six minutes to play as host Mount Abraham edged Green Mountain Valley.
Jackie Gorton, who scored the game-winning goal in the 2013 Division II final against GMVS, returned to the Eagles after a year away to notch the Eagles’ opening goal, at 37:20 of the first half.
Carter Kendig scored for the Gumbies and Chris Jones made five saves.
Nick Sczcecinski stopped three shots for the Eagles.
•BFA-St. Albans 2, Missisquoi 1: All of the scoring came in the first half, including Alex Grismore’s go-ahead tally in the 33rd minute in BFA-St. Albans’ victory.
Zack Williams also tallied, on Noah Walsh’s cross, for BFA, and Nick Haydne collected five saves.
Nick Poissant headed in Mitchell Boudreau’s corner kick for the tying goal and Shane Laroche made 14 saves for MVU.
• Montpelier 5, Spaulding 1: Reed Browning recorded two goals and an assist in host Montpelier’s win over Spaulding.
Paul Farrell also had two goals, the second from the penalty spot, and Omeed Fallahi added a first-half tally for the Solons.
Denver Heath, on a rebound chance, scored Spaulding’s lone goal. Brad Romeo made 10 saves.
Zach Vanden Bergh stopped five for the Solons.
•Lake Region 5, Enosburg 1: Riley Urie had two goals and an assist, and host Lake Region used a 4-0 halftime lead to cruise past Enosburg.
Austin Roberge, Jesse Echer and Brady Perron also tallied for the Rangers (1-0) and Matt Lawlor had two assists.
Aiden Remillard scored for the Hornets (0-1) and Adam Martin made 14 saves.
•Hazen 1, Lamoille 0: Russell Shopland’s free kick from just outside the 18-yard box deflected off a Lamoille defender in the 60th minute, the lone goal in Hazen’s win at Lamoille.
Dennis Lecours posted the 14-save shutout for 2-0 Hazen. Marcus Holmes made one save for Lamoille.
•Northfield 12, Chelsea 0: Nick Meadow recorded a hat trick and Garrett Bean added two goals — all within the first 10 minutes — and host Northfield cruised past Chelsea.
•Danville 2, Cabot 1: Riley Fenoff’s unassisted in the second half was the difference in Danville’s win at Cabot.
Nick Norheim converted a penalty kick for the equalizer and Tim White turned back 10 shots for Danville.
Henry Burke, on a cross from Matthew Lehoe, gave Cabot the early advantage. Seth Herrick posted eight saves.
•Green Mountain Valley 2, Vergennes 1 (OT): Cat Krupka struck from 30 yards out for the overtime goal to lift host Green Mountain Valley past Vergennes.
Syd Mason also scored for the Gumbies (1-1), who got 15 saves from Sophie Rosen.
Ciara McClay struck in the final minute of the first half for the Commodores and Anya Sonwaldt turned away eight shots.
•Rice 3, Burlington 1: After a scoreless first half, Rice pocketed the first three goals after intermission to break free of host Burlington.
Erin Scott’s unassisted goal in the first minute of the second half cracked the deadlock. Clare Sheahan and Sierra Combs padded the lead for Rice (1-0), while Rachel Chicoine and Lisa McNamara added assists and Emily Ratchek made one save.
Thu Pham tallied on a feed from Fiona McSweeney to get the Seahorses on the board late in regulation. Goalkeeper Devin Libby stopped eight shots and Alex Dowett chipped in with a defensive save.
•Stowe 3, Spaulding 1: Callie Walker scored twice in a five-minute span and Stowe topped Spaulding.
Maya Barrett also scored and Carmen Derienzo stopped 10 shots for the Raiders.
Spaulding’s Brianna Powers notche a second-half goal and Madison Hewitt collected 13 saves.
•U-32 4, Harwood 2: Natalie Hayes supplied three goals as U-32 doubled up host Harwood.
Samantha Fielder assisteed two of Hayes’ three goals and also tallied for U-32. Caitlyn O’Kelly made two saves.
Harwood’s Margo Nolan scored both of Harwood’s goals and Quillyn Peterson made a dozen saves.