Burlington girls roar to Ultimate title repeat

Vermont H.S. championship roundup: Burlington girls roar to Ultimate title repeat

Jacob RousseauAlex Abrami

Burlington Free Press

Burlington girls Ultimate’s break-through title last year was a nail-biting, disc-gripping, sudden-death win.

The Seahorses (13-0) would have none of that this season as the state’s top seed ran to a second consecutive high school title with a 15-6 drubbing of third-seeded No. 3 South Burlington (10-6) capping a perfect season.

Burlington jumped out to an 8-1 lead at halftime and pushed their lead to 15 after Lily Besaw had an immaculate diving score in the endzone, which Burlington coach Karen Spach called “the catch of the day.” Eliodie Dietschi caught the game-winning score.

“Grit, tenacity and a little bit of goofy is what defines our team and has produced our back-to-back state championships. I’m incredibly proud of them,” Spach said in an email.

Burlington's Haven Steiner goes up and grabs the disc for a score in the Seahorses 15-6 win over South Burlington in the D1 state championship game on Saturday afternoon at SBHS.

Haven Steiner, the savior in last spring’s championship against St. Johnsbury, tallied six goals for a dominating performance, while Seahorse handler Scout Harper tallied a goal with eight assists and captain Rosalie Brown had one score and three helpers to round out Burlington’s leading tallies.

Maria Worden and Medea Daly had two scores each, while Besaw, Sadie Harris and Dietschi tallied a score. Tess Barker and Greta Larsen factored in with two assists apiece.

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