Yan Huckendubler


Indoor USWNT with Dominant Scoring Performance Over Uruguay at 2024 IPAC

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CALGARY, Canada – In their final round robin game of the 2024 Indoor Pan American Cup, the No. 8 U.S. Women’s National Indoor Team put up a dominant scoring performance over No. 31 Uruguay. Hope Rose (Dauphin, Pa.) tallied four goals on USA’s way to a 9-1 victory to secure the top spot in the pool.

The first quarter started static with a lot of ball movement from USA. Uruguay made it difficult for the United Eagles to attack as they sat in a low press. Midway through, a close chance came when Hope Rose (Dauphin, Pa.) got a quick pass in that Erin Matson (Chadds Ford, Pa.) deflected off the pads of Maria Bates. Less than minute to go, Matson earned USA a penalty corner, but Reese D’Ariano’s (West Chester, Pa.) shot was saved wide. The red, white and blue kept grinding and with 5 seconds to go, Matson capitalized on a deflection from D’Ariano for the 1-0 lead.

USA opened the second frame quickly, earning a set piece and scoring through D’Ariano. Two minutes later Uruguay added one back when Elisa Civetta scored after a give-and-go that got around Elizabeth Tamburro (Phoenixville, Pa.). Immediately following, Tamburro was tested again but she made the stop and clear. In the 18th minute, Rose made it 3-1 by scoring off a penalty corner from the short option.

Two minutes into the third period, Uruguay’s Civetta was issued a 2-minute yellow and USA capitalized when D’Ariano added her second off a set piece. In the 24th minute, Sofia Ferri (Phoenixville, Pa.) produced back-to-back shots from the low in the right corner, with the first stopped by Bates and the second hitting the outside of the net. One minute before the end of the frame, Rose scored her second off a penalty corner to make it 5-1.

USA added another four goals in the fourth quarter, putting the game out of reach. The first came just 13 seconds in when Rose capitalized on a deep Uruguay turnover for an easy finish and knotched her fourth the game next after a great passing combination. To make it 8-1, Melea Weber (Macungie, Pa.) had a great tip into the goal and to round out the scoring, D’Ariano scored her third off a penalty corner for the 9-1 final.

The USA women will play No. 31 Uruguay again tomorrow, March 22 at 2:30 p.m. ET in the crossover. From the women’s, the team that comes in first advances to the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup. Fans can watch the full event live pay-per-view on Watch.Hockey

For more information regarding the 2024 Indoor Pan American Cups, visit the event page.


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