USA Lose Tough Game

Feb. 23, 2011, 10:28 a.m. (ET)

CHULA VISTA, CA – The USA Men's National Team lost today to France, 3-2, in their third match of this series in Chula Vista, CA.

 With a frantic second half that included four green cards and three yellow cards, USA was unable to hold on to the 2-0 lead they gave themselves going into halftime.

 “It was a great game for trying to develop what we want to develop," said Nick Conway, Head Coach. "We just need to learn how to handle ourselves professionally when the pressure is on. Obviously we’re disappointed with the loss but it was a very hard fought game today.”

 Will Holt (Camarillo, CA) continued to show his dominance on penalty corners as he converted two opportunities early on in the game.  Scoring in the second and twelfth minute, Holt gave USA a comfortable lead, but they were unable to hold on as the games intensity went up in the second half.

 When the pressure intensified, it would be France who would capitalize as they converted three penalty corners, including the game winner in the sixty-seventh minute.  Though USA created a few last minute scoring opportunities, France held on to their lead for the victory.

 USA takes the field again tomorrow, February 23, for another match up with France at 1:00pm PST.

 Look out for updates and remember to cheer on the Red, White, and Blue!

 Remaining Schedule:

·         February 23, USA vs. France at 1:00pm (10:00am) 

·         February 26, USA vs. Canada at 10:00am (7:00am) 

·         February 27, USA vs. Canada at 8:00am (5:00am) 

USA Roster: Jon Ginolfi (Moorpark, CA); Kevin Barber (Camarillo, CA); Jarred Martin (Durham, NC); Steve Mann (Berlin, Germany); Ian Scally (Thousand Oaks, CA); Pat Cota (Palo Alto, CA); Will Holt (Camarillo, CA); Shawn Nakamura (Thousand Oaks, CA); Jed Cunningham (Moorpark, CA); Sean Harris (Moorpark, CA); Arjan Reyatt (San Jose, CA); Tom Sheridan (New York, New York); Liam Walsh (Rockport, WA); Ajai Dhadwal (Agoura, CA); Paulie Kundi (Glendora, CA); Tyler Sundeen (Simi Valley, CA); Elliott Seleska (Chelmsford, England); Tom Staddon (London, England); Kevin Segeren (Voorschoten, Holland)