McEvoy earns first international cap during three nations event in California
CHULA VISTA, Cali. – February 10, 2014 – A competitive back and forth ball flow between the U.S. Women’s National Team and Great Britain emerged during the teams’ first capped match of an international series hosted at the Chula Vista Training Center in California ending in a 2 – 2 draw.
“It was a solid performance today,” said Head Coach Craig Parnham. “It is important for us to continue to grow as a team. The new players are progressing nicely. We are looking forward to the upcoming games and the chance to further develop the group.”
Great Britain scored early in the match with a field goal solicited by Alex Danson in the opening minutes of play.
Finding their tempo, the U.S. answered back in short order with a goal from Melissa Gonzalez (Mohegan Lake, N.Y.) when she entered the circle on the top right-hand side with a gorgeous backhand shot across the cage bottom left. Team USA continued to build a strong forward attack and was able to put another goal in before half-time with Katie O'Donnell (Blue Bell, Pa.) pouncing on an opportunity presented to her by Great Britain’s defense. It was in the second half that Great Britain’s Suzy Petty found the back of the cage and created an even match. Representing the red, white and blue, U.S. Women’s National Team athlete Ali McEvoy (Gilbertsville, Pa) also earned her first-ever international cap in today’s game.
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