Four players contribute to Team USA’s 5-0 victory over Brazil this morning
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – MARCH 2, 2013 – Fans braved the rain to see the U.S. take on Brazil this morning on the third day of competition at the International Hockey Federation’s World League Round 2 tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Team USA struck four times in the first half en route to a 5-0 victory over the host nation. Four players were in the scoring column contributing to today’s shutout victory, including Tyler Sundeen (Simi Valley, Cali.), Manny Martinez (San Diego, Cali.), Mohan Gandhi (Ventura, Cali.) and Will Holt (Camarillo, Cali.). Continue reading
Ireland 1 (O’Flynn) beat Spain 0
The Electric Ireland Irish Women’s team gained a hugely valuable win over World League 2 hosts Spain in Valencia today to set up a winner takes all encounter with Italy tomorrow.
A much improved Ireland put in an excellent professional performance to get their World League 3 qualification hopes back on track following Tuesday’s loss to Belarus. The rain of the previous few days in Valencia disappeared and the sun was back out as Ireland started the game brightly against a team they had already faced 3 times in the last 3 weeks at a training camp in the same venue in preparation for the tournament. Continue reading
The Black Sticks Women are frustrated that they played so well yet couldn’t pull off a win in their final game against Argentina in Rosario today. Argentina’s Delfina Merino was the only goal scorer of the match.
Black Sticks Cassandra Reid and Las Leonas Daniela Sruoga in 5th Test (Photo Credits: Hernan Barrios)
The second half was some of the best hockey that the New Zealanders had played during the five test series and a win today would have given the Kiwis a rare series victory against the World No 2.
“It was similar to the last game in that we had a messy first half and Argentina put us under pressure, but in the second half we were much more controlled and we had many chances to score and win the game,” said head coach Mark Hager. Continue reading