Jun 06 USA defeats Ireland, 40-21

June 06, 2009, 5:18 p.m. (ET)

The USA was victorious over Ireland Saturday at the Three Nation Tournament, 40-21. Adam Elzoghby earned the “Man of the Match” with 10 goals.

The match was tight early in the game; Ireland led the first nine minutes until the Americans upped the defensive pressure and pulled away, leading 7-5 at the 12-minute mark, and continued to a win. Fifteen U.S. players scored goals.

“It was a great game tonight. The team played with efficiency and fluidity that only comes with playing together,” said assistant coach Adam Hodges. “The team is really gelling.”

Sunday the U.S. plays a collection of local club all-stars in Ratekau at 3 p.m. German time.

Match Statistics

Score at Half: USA 22, Ireland 10
Final Score: USA 40, Ireland 21

Scoring: 40 Total
10 - Elzoghby
8 - Hines (3 position, 5 fast break) on 8-8 shooting
4 - Delaney (3 position, 1 fast break) on 4-4 shooting
3 - Ortega (3 position) on 3-5 shooting
3 - Echivarria (2 position, 1 fast break) on 3-3 shooting
2 - Borchik (2 fast break) on 2-2 shooting
2 - Chun (1 position, 1 fast break) on 2-3 shooting
2 - Fithian (2 fast break) on 2-5 shooting
2 - Harmeling (2 position) on 2-3 shooting
1 - Pham (1 position) on 1-1 shooting
1 - Giordano (1 position) on 1-3 shooting
1 - Osborne (7m)
1 - McKee (7m)

USA Scoring:
Position: 19
Fast Break: 19
7 Meter: 2

Steals: 7
5 - Hines
2 - Elzoghby

Blocks:
3 - Fithian
2 - Hines

2 Minutes:
1 - Borchik
1 - Echivarria

Yellow Card:
1 - Girodano
1 - Fithian
1 - Harmeling

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