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USA U-17 falls to strong Pinoke team

April 21, 2011, 12:13 a.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, C.O. – The USA U-17 Women’s National Team competed in their second match in Holland against a strong Pinoke Team this afternoon. Pinoke defeated USA 5-3.

Kelcie Hromisin (Larksville, Pa) scored USA’s first and only goal in the first half on a pass from a baseline drive. Pinoke slipped a shot past USA goalkeeper Samantha Zeiders (Hummelstown, Pa), making the match tied 1-1 going into the second half.

Kelly Stump (Allentown, Pa) had her second goal of this tour, when she intercepted a pass and fired a shot past Pinoke goalie. Gabrielle Major (Royersford, Pa) finished the scoring for USA with less than five minutes remaining in the second half. Pinoke was able to launch four more shots past goalkeeper Shannon Johnson (Oceanport, NJ) to end the match 5-3.

“I expected a stiff competition and Pinoke delivere,” said Shellie Onstead, Head Coach. “This is a top team for their age group. According to their coach, they practice three times a week and play on the weekend. With that in mind, I am happy with our performance and look to build on that tomorrow against Ireland.”

USA will play Ireland tomorrow at 3:00pm (local time) before competing in the DOMO Easter Tournament over the weekend.

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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