BUHS field hockey team opens Aug. 31
BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Union High School varsity field hockey team has anything but a cupcake schedule.
The Colonels will open up against 2015 Division 2 state champion Otter Valley on Aug. 31 and face the Otters again on Sept. 6, take on 2016 D-2 champ Springfield twice, and host reigning Division 1 champion Bellows Falls on Sept. 12.
Brattleboro went 6-8-1 last season, including a 6-0 loss to Otter Valley in a Division 2 quarterfinal. Natalya Forkin made 15 saves for the purple and white in that contest.
Last year's seniors, Forkin, Kalin Noble, Gracie Frost, Mya McAuliffe and Emily Crespo, went from a 17-player team as freshmen to a 32-player team that included a JV squad last season.
BUHS coaches Sheryl Libardoni and Kelly Markol announced that the first week of practice will be Aug. 19-23, from 4-6 p.m. each day. Participants should show up at Tenney Field ready to practice.
Brattleboro's complete schedule is shown below.
Aug. 31 — at Otter Valley, 11 a.m.
Sept. 4 — host Mount Anthony Union, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 6 — host Otter Valley, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 9 — at Hartford, 4 p.m.
Sept. 12 — host Bellows Falls, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 14 — at Fair Haven, 11 a.m.
Sept. 20 — at Mount Anthony Union, 4:30 p.m.
Sept. 23 — host Springfield, 6:30 p.m.
Sept. 28 — host Fair Haven, 2:30 p.m.
Oct. 2 — host Woodstock, 6 p.m.
Oct. 7 — at Windsor, 4 p.m.
Oct. 10 — at Springfield, 4 p.m.
Oct. 16 — host Windsor, 6 p.m.
Oct. 19 — at Woodstock, 2:30 p.m.
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