USA Field Hockey

Mar 07 Spain beats U.S. for 7th in women's field hockey

Aug. 20, 2008, 1:03 a.m. (ET)

BEIJING (AP) Rocio Ybarra scored on a penalty corner in the second extra period as Spain defeated the United States 3-2 Wednesday in the seventh-place game of the Olympic women's field hockey tournament.

The Americans took the lead when Angela Loy scored in the 59th minute to give her team a 2-1 lead.

American Carrie Lingo was sent off after getting a yellow card late in regulation, and Spain took advantage when Raquel Huertas scored in the 68th minute to force extra time.

Ybarra's goal came in the 84th minute, about 90 seconds before the match would have gone to penalty strokes.

Spain took the early lead when Ester Termens scored in the eighth minute. The U.S. evened the score in the 30th minute when Dana Sensenig scored off a rebound.

South Korea defeated Japan 2-1 in the ninth-place match. It was a disappointing finish for Japan, which was ranked No. 5 in the world.

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