U.S. Men Battle from Behind to Secure Second Victory over Chile

July 19, 2014, 6:16 p.m. (ET)

U.S. Men Battle from Behind to Secure Second Victory over Chile

CHULA VISTA, Calif. – July 19, 2014 – The U.S. Men’s National Team earned a nice come from behind victory over Chile in the second match of their series earlier today. After trailing 2-0 at half time, Team USA came out of the locker room with a renewed zest and battled back to clench a 3-2 victory.

Four minutes after the halftime break, Will Holt (Camarillo, Calif.) netted the first goal of the match for the U.S., putting them on the scoreboard 2-1. With quick ball transfers, the U.S. men kept the pressure on the Chileans, resulting in a goal by Ranjot Sangha (Sacramento, Calif.) and evening the score to 2-2. In the 68th minute, a combination on a penalty corner yielded the third goal for Team USA from Paul Singh (Simi Valley, Calif.) and secured the deserved victory.

“After a strong start, we fell back a little,” said Head Coach Chris Clements. “During halftime we reset ourselves and came out strong for the second half. We are young and developing every day. Today was a real test of character and our players registered the process and mentality required to overcome the deficit.”

The men will be back in action on Monday morning at 10:45 a.m PDT. Be sure to follow @USAFieldHockey on Twitter for live match updates.