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Apr 19 USA U-17 records first win on international tour

April 19, 2011, 6:41 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, C.O. – The USA U-17 Women’s National Team touched down at Schiphol Airport in Amsterdam at 6:45am, after nearly 15 hours of travel and a red eye flight. The first of five matches was played at 5:45pm (local time) against EMHC Eindhoven. USA played three, twenty minute periods and defeated EHMC with a final score of 7-1.

USA got on the boards early with a drag flick by Anna Dessoye (Mountaintop, Pa) in the fifth minute of the match. Allyssa Chillano (Phoenixville, Pa) cranked a shot on EHMC’s goalie, that put USA up 2-0 going into the second period.

Again, USA came out quick and was able to get a third goal on the boards with a tip-in by Kelley Stump (Allentown, Pa) in the first three minutes of play. Only a few minutes following, Kelcie Hromisin (Larksville, Pa) fired a shot to EMHC's goalie’s left side. A third goal would come from Dessoye, her second of the match, with a strike from the top left of the circle.

USA was able to hold EHMC scoreless until the third period when a shot slipped by USA goalkeeper. USA put in two more goals before the end of the third period, including Gabrielle Major (Royersford, Pa) beating the EHMC goalkeeper on a breakaway.

“Today the offense managed a structured attack and did a good job converting scoring opportunities,” said Shellie Onstead, Head Coach. “Tomorrow I expect the defense to be under a lot more pressure.”  

Three players on the team traveled internationally for the first time. For all but one player, this tour is their first with the USA U-17 National Team. Following the completion of the match, EMHC Head Coach complimented the team on the “surprisingly high level of play.”

USA will compete in two more matches before the DOMO International Easter Tournament. The remaining matches are as follows:

  • Wednesday, April 20 at 4:30pm (local time) USA v Pinoke
  • Thursday, April 21 at 3:00pm (local time) USA v Ireland
  • Saturday, April 24 – DOMO Tournament (schedule TBD)
  • Sunday, April 25 – DOMO Tournament (schedule TBD)

USA Roster: Megan Anstotz (Audubon, NJ), Teresa Benvenuti (Morristown, NJ), Emma Bozek (Cortlandt  Manor, NY), Alyssa Chillano (Phoenixville, PA), Anna Dessoye (Mountaintop, PA), Jordyn Hamilton (East Hampstead, NH), Kelcie Hromisin (Larksville, PA), Debi-Michelle Jantzen (Shoreham, NY), Kayla Kenney (Warrington, PA), Delaney Leathers (Virginia Beach, VA), Alexa Mackintire (Shrewsbury, MA), Gabrielle Major (Royersford, PA),  Alyssa Manley (Lititz, PA), Kelley Stump (Allentown, PA), Mary Vicars ( Moseley, VA), Tara Vittese (Cherry Hill, NJ), Samantha Zeiders (Hummelstown, PA), Shannon Johnson (Oceanport, NJ)     

About USA Field Hockey: USA Field Hockey is the national governing body for sport of field hockey in the United States and is based out of Colorado Springs, Colorado. For media inquiries, please contact Ashley Meunier, USA Field Hockey Communications Manager, at ameunier@usafieldhockey.com, or at (719) 866-4365. Additional information regarding USA Field Hockey can be found online by visiting www.usafieldhockey.com.

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