July 31, 2014

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Field hockey edged out in state championship


The Champlain Valley Union High School field hockey team rode a wave of momentum all the way to the state championship Saturday, but were defeated 1-2 by top seed South Burlington High School.

After a quarterfinal upset against second-seeded Essex High School, the seventh-seeded Redhawks snagged an overtime win in the Oct. 31 semifinal game against third-seeded Mount Anthony to make it to the state championship game at the University of Vermont.

The playoff games brought the CVU field hockey team’s record to 9-7-2 for the season.

—Observer staff report

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