Rookie Manny Martinez scores Team USA’s lone goal in the second match of World League Round 2
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL: February 28, 2013 – The U.S. faced a tough 6-1 loss against South Africa today after a strong first half performance in the second match of World League Round 2 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Team USA held the No. 12 world ranked team to only one goal in the first half and had several chances to equalize the match with four penalty corners. Manny Martinez (San Diego, Cali.), playing in his second international tournament with the U.S. Men’s National Team, recorded the lone goal of the match and chronicled the second goal of his career with the national team. Continue reading
Australia have won the second of their three tests against the Junior Black Sticks Women at the Junior World Cup Qualifier in the Gold Coast tonight.
Black Sticks goalkeeper Sarah Matthews in today’s game against Australia. (Photo Credit: Don Shawyer)
New Zealand’s Brooke Neal scored in the 67th minute in the second phase of a penalty corner, but it was an all Australian affair before that with a penalty corner conversion from Mariah Williams and field goals from Georgia Nanscawen, Murphy Allendorf and Madison Fitzpatrick.
“I thought during the first 20 minutes we played pretty well and it was quite an even match. It was 1-0 at half time, but then Australia scored two minutes into the second half and we let that affect us,” says head coach Chris Leslie. Continue reading
The Black Sticks Women are once again punching above their weight, drawing today’s match 3-3 against a full strength Argentina side and keeping the five test series alive.
Black Sticks Katie Glynn who scored for New Zealand taking on Las Leonas Luciana Aymar
A win in tomorrow’s final game would give the young Black Sticks side a series win against the Olympic silver medallists. The Black Sticks have only ever won two series against Argentina.
Senior players Katie Glynn, Anita Punt and Gemma Flynn were the goal scorers today and there could have been a fourth scorer had a penalty corner right on full time gone the Kiwi’s way. The corner was awarded, but it was saved by the Argentina goal keeper.
“The first half was poor – we lacked structure, didn’t have flow and our basic skills weren’t good. It was a lucky half time score,” says head coach Mark Hager. Continue reading
KARACHI: Former Pakistan Men’s Hockey Captain, Rehan is not planning to stop wielding his stick anytime soon, though he has been out of favour since long. He, along with few other senior players were dropped from Pakistan team following dismal at London Olympics.
Rehan Butt former Pakistan Hockey Team Captain
The experience forward applauded the performance of younger players in the recent international events including Melbourne Champions Trophy and Doha Asian Champions Trophy in December 2012, while speaking to Muhammad Asif Khan.
“Dropping me was the decision of the hockey federation, but frankly the players performed exceptionally well in the absence of some senior guys, therefore should be highly praised”, said Rehan Butt. Continue reading