Area teens compete in Cape Cod field hockey tournament

BARNSTABLE, Mass. — Six local high school athletes recently played for the Vermont field hockey team in the Cape Cod Classic, a tournament that featured nine teams from New England states and New York.
Overall, the Vermonters, featuring players from all over the state, played competitively, but finished 1-3-1, including a July 28 playoff round loss to Maine decided by penalty strokes.
The Green Mountain team included three Otter Valley players, rising seniors Brittany Bushey and Emily Lowell, both forwards, and rising junior Alexia Colburn, a defender; two Middlebury athletes, both rising seniors, forward Paige Viens, who scored the team’s first goal in a 3-1 playoff win over Rhode Island, and midfielder Kiera Kirkaldy; and Mount Abraham rising senior Sam Reiss, a midfielder.
Vermont opened on July 27 at Barnstable High School by tying Connecticut, a team that made it to the semifinal round, 0-0, before falling to defending champion Cape Cod, 2-0, in the second preliminary game.
Those results gave Vermont the No. 8 seed among the nine teams, and the team then was upset by No. 9 New York, 3-0, in the final July 27 game.
Vermont then played better on July 28, defeating Rhode Island and tying Maine, 1-1, before falling in the second round of penalty strokes. 

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