It was a great afternoon for ultimate frisbee, but the visitors came away with the sweep.

Essex High School’s (EHS) varsity squad was dealt its first loss of the season as South Burlington High won the race to the points threshold to remain undefeated with a 15-6 victory. The Hornets’ junior varsity (JV) squad played its first match of the year and also fell to the Wolves.

Varsity game at a glance

Following the JV game, the varsity showdown was tied 2-2 in the early going. South Burlington would pull away, however, and forced halftime with an 8-3 advantage.

As the Wolves inched closer to victory, Essex was able to get in the endzone a couple more times – only to see the visitors cap the day with their 15th score.

Game notes

  • EHS moves to 2-1 on the year with the loss. South Burlington improves to 4-0 with the victory.
  • Hornet senior Mason Abajian led the team with 3 scores while adding a pair of assists and two defensive tallies to his line.
  • Essex senior Elliot Powell chalked up 4 assists to go along with a score and two defensive plays while sophomore Eamon Kemerer and junior Thomas Williams each had a score in the effort.
  • EHS junior Chris Lewis led the team with 4 defensive tallies.
  • Next up for the Hornets is a Thursday match at Rice Memorial with start time slated for 4 p.m.

Thoughts from Essex Head Coach Chas Legge

“We came in here knowing that this was going to be a tough team. We had that coming in. I think they did really well. They kept their head high and focused on positives.

“We're coming out tomorrow with new spirits – not being down ourselves but coming out with what we got and to improve and see what happens on Thursday… The one thing we'll work on is just communicating what we're going to do. Some communication mishaps were there, and that's what we'll need to work on.”

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