June 30, 2013 – The U.S. Women’s National Field Hockey Team recorded five second half goals en route to a 6-0 shutout performance over No. 17 Italy on the final day of competition at the World League Semi-Final in London, while South Africa beat Spain 3-2 to finish 7th in the competition.
Paige Selenski (Shavertown, Pa.) celebrating her 23rd birthday, recorded a hat trick with three consecutive goals in a span of 10 minutes.
While the top three finishers from both World League Semi-Finals automatically earn a ticket to the World Cup event in The Hague, Netherlands next year, there is a good chance that a fifth place finish for Team USA at this tournament may be enough to qualify. Continue reading →
England put four goals past Olympic silver medallists to set up final showdown against Australia at Chiswick.
Highlights of Argentina vs England (Semi Final) of Investec World League at Chiswick
Susie Townsend celebrates as she makes it 4-2 to England against Argentina at the Investec World League (Credits: Ady Kerry / GB & England Hockey)
The sun shone at Chiswick for the most anticipated match of the week at the Investec Hockey World League as England took on Argentina in the second semi final of the day. The home side was in sensational form as they put four goals past the Olympic silver medallists, who could only offer two back in reply. Hannah Macleod, Susie Townsend and Nicola White were all on target to book England into the final against Australia tomorrow evening. The victory was made even sweeter as the home side’s top two finish guarantees them a place in the 2014 World Cup next summer. In other Semi Final Australia defeatedChina 4-1 to reach the final. Continue reading →
June 29, 2013 – The U.S. Women’s National Team kept their World Cup qualifying dream alive by defeating No. 15 world ranked Spain, 3-1.The U.S. will face Italy tomorrow for a fifth place finish at the World League Semi-Final in London. Continue reading →
Australia’s women’s hockey team, the Hockeyroos, secured qualification to the 2014 World Cup with a commanding 4-1 victory over China in the semi-final of the Investec World League in London. The win also earns the Hockeyroos a spot in Monday’s final against either England or Argentina. The final takes place at 3:00am AEST, Monday.
It was an utterly dominant and highly skilled performance by the form team of the tournament, overcoming a Chinese side ranked just one place below Australia in the World rankings in seventh.
Hockeyroos celebrate qualification to the World Cup, Hague (Credits: Ady Kerry)
QUARTER-FINAL: HOCKEYROOS 4-1 (HT: 4-1) USA For Hockeyroos: Emily Smith 7 (F), Kellie White 12 (F), Karri McMahon 22 (PC), Jodie Schulz 25 (PC) For USA: Rachael Dawson 19 (PC)
Highlights of the Match between Hockeyroos (Australia) & USA.
A clinical performance of Australia’s Women’s Hockey team, Hockeyroos, helped then to reach semi finals Investec World League in London with a 4-1 win over USA. The Hockeyroos will now face China in the semi-final, who defeated Spain 3-0 with 3 second half goals. Continue reading →
England and Spain shared the points in the final pool game of the Investec World League in a closely fought match which finished in a 1-1 draw. Sophie Bray gave England the lead in the 54th minute when she found the target with a deflection from a penalty corner. But, just four minutes later, Spain equalized on a penalty stroke, which was Lola Riera Zuzuarregui converted.
Highlights of England vs Spain
Sophie Bray who score for England against Spain at Chiswick (Credits: Ady Kerry / GB & England Hockey)
Speaking after the game, England’s Head Coach Jason Lee said, “I think both sides have come out of the today’s game pleased with the result. We’ve got a quarter-final draw which we are happy with [Itally] and that was the ultimate aim from the pool stages. We were trying to develop our style of play today and I’m not sure we quite nailed it. We seemed to lack a bit of intensity, however Spain put up a great fight as they pursued their goal of finishing third in the pool and avoiding Argentina.” Continue reading →