USA Field Hockey
Three in a Row! USA Men Defeat Trinidad Again.
“We looked sluggish today, absolutely, and they capitalized on that,” said Jon Ginolfi (Moorpark, CA). “It’s games like today that we need to learn from in order to continue getting better so we can be successful in times when it matters most.”
With time winding down and the outcome looking bleak, newcomer Michiel Dijxhoorn (Tampa, FL) came to the rescue. Receiving a pass into the circle from Harris, Dijxhoorn placed his stick at a perfect angle to cause a deflection that found its way over the goalie and into the net in the sixty-sixth minute.
With momentum suddenly turning their way, USA pressed forward and used a Trinidad turnover in the sixty-eighth minute to get the ball back into the offensive zone. Ian Scally (Thousand Oaks, CA) passed to a waiting Ginolfi, who used a 180-degree sweep shot to beat the keeper, grab the lead and secure the 3-2 victory for Team USA.
USA Roster:Jon Ginolfi (Moorpark, CA); Steve Mann (NY, NY); Moritz Runzi (Boston, MA); Tyler Sundeen (Simi Valley, CA); Pat Harris (Moorpark, CA); Sean Harris (Moorpark, CA); Pat Cota (Camarillo, CA); Will Holt (Camarillo, CA); Ajai Dhadwal (Agoura, CA); Rob Schilling (Moorpark, CA); Liam Walsh (Rockport, WA); Elliott Seleska (Las Vegas, NV); Michiel Dijxhoorn (Tampa, FL); Jarred Martin (Albany, NY); Ian Scally (Thousand Oaks, CA); Shawn Nakamura (Thousand Oaks, CA); Christian Linney (La Jolla, CA); Andrew Zayac (Columbia, MD); Ranveer Kundi (Chino, CA)