USA Field Hockey

U.S. women ousted from field hockey medal chase

Aug. 18, 2008, 7:39 a.m. (ET)

BEIJING (AP) The U.S. women's field hockey team was eliminated from Olympic medal contention Monday after a scoreless draw with Britain.

The Americans had 11 penalty corners, but never converted. Seven of those came in the first half, including one with time expired.

Britain had a chance to win in the closing seconds, but failed to convert on a penalty corner.

Britain (2-1-2) still has an outside chance of medaling.

The Americans (1-1-3), ranked 11th in the world, finished fourth out of six teams in Pool B.

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