Argentina Defeats USA in Start of Four Nation Tournament

Feb. 09, 2011, 10:44 p.m. (ET)

Argentina Defeats USA in Start of Four Nation Tournament

Contact: Ashley Meunier, Communications Manager

(719) 866-4365, 

For Immediate Release

February 9, 2011

Argentina Defeats USA in Start of Four Nation Tournament

MENDOZA, ARGENTINA – The USA Women’s National Field Hockey Team played in their first match against Argentina in Mendoza, Argentina tonight. Argentina defeated USA 5-0, scoring all goals in the first half. 

USA was able to pick up the tempo in the second half and hold Argentina scoreless. Unfortunately, USA also remained scoreless in the second half and the victory went to Argentina, currently ranked #1 in the world.

The schedule for the remaining matches in the series is as follows, with all times listed in local CET and EST.

  • Thursday, February 10 - Australia vs USA at 7:00pm CET/5:00pm EST
  • Saturday, February 12 - Germany vs USA at 7:00pm CET/5:00pm EST

Following the conclusion of this series, USA will travel to Rosario, Argentina for a second Four Nations Tournament, February 16-20.

USA Roster: Torrie Albini (Escondido, CA), Kayla Bashore (Shoemakersville, Pa), Lauren Crandall (Doylestown, Pa), Rachel Dawson (Berlin, NJ), Katie Evans (Newtown Square, Pa), Maren Ford (Ann Arbor, MI), Melissa Gonzalez (Cortland, NY), Michelle Kasold (Chapel Hill, NC), Jackie Kintzer (Chapel Hill, NC), Claire Laubach (Bristow, VA), Caroline Nichols (Virginia Beach, VA), Katie O'Donnell (Blue Bell, Pa), Lauren Pffeifer (Iowa City, IA), Paige Selenski (Charlottesville, Pa), Keli Smith (Selinsgrove, Pa), Pam Speuhler (Sudbury, MA), Shannon Taylor (San Diego, CA), Michelle Vittese (Charlottesville, VA)

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, or at (719) 866-4365. Additional information regarding USA Field Hockey can be found online by visiting