U.S. determined to finish Olympic campaign on high note

LONDON – The U.S. suffered a 7-0 setback at the hands of South Africa this morning at Riverbank Arena in London’s Olympic Park. The loss drops the U.S. to a record of 1-4, while South Africa improves to a 1-4 record and ranks above the U.S. by goal differential. The U.S. will play in their final Olympic match at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, August 10 for an eleventh place finish.

USA Field Hockey Logo“We’re extremely disappointed with the result today,” said Keli Smith Puzo. “South Africa showed up to play and we didn’t match their speed and quickness on the ball. At this level, you have to do that in order to produce a win. The best thing we can do now is finish off on a good note. We came in here to play one game at a time and that is what we are going to do. We are going to play this last game as hard as we can so that we can go out on a positive note.” Continue reading →