USA Records Third Win Over Canada
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For Immediate Release
January 22, 2011
USA Records Third Win Over Canada
CHULA VISTA, CA – In the third match of a four game test series in Chula Vista, CA, the USA Women’s National Field Hockey Team beat Canada 2-0, Saturday afternoon. USA leads the series 3-0, with a 5-0 win on Wednesday and a 3-2 win on Friday.
“Today we brought an intensity that we haven’t had in the last two games, said Katie O’Donnell (Blue Bell, Pa). We found a way to put the ball in the net today, without them generating any attack to threaten the score. We stepped on the field with a winning mentality and got the job done,” said O’Donnell.
USA dominated play in the first half with multiple shots on goal, but neither team was able to capitalize on a scoring opportunity.
It was not until the fifty-third minute that USA was able to record a goal. The goal came on USA’s fourth penalty corner of the game, when Shannon Taylor (San Diego, CA) fired an unstoppable shot from the top of the circle. Eight minutes following, Katie Evans (Newtown Square, Pa) knocked the ball towards the left corner of the goal. Paige Selenski (Charlottesville, Pa) was able to deflect Evan’s shot past Canada’s goalkeeper.
“It was an intense game of hockey today,” said Lee Bodimeade, Head Coach of the USA Women’s National Team. “I am happy with the result. Our ball handling skills are not at the level we want them to be, but we are only six days into our training program. We have work to do, but that is why we are playing these games,” Bodimeade said.
Brianna Davies (Annville, Pa) played in her first international match and received her first career cap as a USA National Team member.
USA will be back in action on Monday, January 24th at 9am PST for the final game in the series.
National Team members will be available for autograph signings following the conclusion of all matches. All fans attending the event will receive a 2011 USA Field Hockey calendar. Highlights and results will be posted on the USA Field Hockey website at the conclusion of every match.
USA Roster: Caroline Nichols (Virginia Beach, VA), Carrie Lingo (Rehoboth Beach, DE), Claire Laubach (Bristow, VA), Jackie Kintzer (Chapel Hill, NC), Katelyn Smither (Suffolk, PA), Katie O'Donnell (Blue Bell, Pa), Kayla Bashore (Shoemakersville, PA), Kelly Driscoll (West Chester, PA), Lauren Crandall (Pittsburgh, Pa), Lauren Pfeiffer (Iowa City, IA), Maren Ford (Ann Arbor, MI), Melanie Brill (San Diego, CA), Michelle Kasold (Chapel Hill, NC), Pam Speuhler (Sudbury, MA), Rachel Dawson (Camden, NJ), Shannon Taylor (San Diego, CA), Torrie Albini (Escondido, CA), Melissa Gonzalez (Cortland, NY), Julia Reinprecht (Princeton, NJ), Katie Reinprecht (Princeton, NJ), Michelle Vittese (Charlottesville, VA), Brianna Davies (Annville, PA), Keli Smith (Selinsgrove, Pa), Paige Selenski (Charlottesville, Pa), Marta Malmberg (Marathon, NY)
Canada Roster: Abigail Raye (BC), Azelia Liu (ON), Danielle Henning (BC), Diana Roemer (BC), Hannah Haughn (BC), Kaitlyn Williams (BC), Kate Gillis (ON), Katie Baker (PEI), Katie Collison (BC), Kristine Wishart (ON), Marian Dickinson (AB), Michelle Weber (ON), Natalie Sourisseau (BC), Robyn Pendleton (BC), Samantha Smith (BC), Stephanie Jameson (BC), Thea Culley (BC), Tyla Flexman (BC)
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 email@example.com, or at (719) 866-4365. Additional information regarding USA Field Hockey can be found online by visiting www.usafieldhockey.com.