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USA Men's U19 Game #3

Dec. 19, 2010, 4:36 p.m. (ET)

Buenos Aires, Argentina - In game three of the five game series, US Men's U-19 started strong but were unable to score early as Mikey Barminski's back-hand shot flew over the goal cage in the first minutes of the contest.  US controlled play for most of the first half including earning the only penalty corner of the half.  JaJa Kentwell's penalty corner shot was saved by the Argentine goal keeper.  US goal keeper Brandon Karess made some critical saves to keep the score knotted at halftime 0-0.

In the second half, Argentina's offensive press lead to the first goal of the game as they were able to intercept and capitalize in the 39th minute.  Again in the 54th minute, Argentina's short combination passing lead to a field goal down the left side.  US earned another penalty corner but were unable to convert.  In the 69th minute, Argentina earning their third penalty corner of the game versus US two, were able to convert to close out the scoring 3-0.  These two team will meet able today at 6 PM local time for their 4th match of the series.

Man of the Match - Brandon Karess