USWNT Top Guatemala in Second Pool Game of 2023 Hockey5s PAC
by USA Field Hockey
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KINGSTON, Jamaica – In their second pool game of the 2023 Hockey5s Pan American Cups (PAC), the U.S. Women’s National Team put up another dominant scoring effort against Guatemala. Six athletes tallied goals as the red, white and blue went on to win 8-0.
“We are focused on developing our playing identity, behaviors and standards in each game," said Rachel Dawson, Hockey5s USWNT Head Coach. "The team has embraced this opportunity and the first two matches have provided us with a solid foundation to build from. Earning points is a critical part of the pool play process as it determines placement in the next round.”
Similar to yesterday, USA opened the scoring early and didn’t look back. They tallied five goals within the first 5 minutes. Charlotte de Vries (Malvern, Pa.) had the first two, while Abigail Burnett (Zionsville, Pa.) had a tap in, Carter Ayars (Wilmington, Del.) added her name and Jans Croon (Manhattan Beach, Calif.) finished a feed from Linnea Gonzales (Bel Air, Md.). Just before the half break, Lora Clarke (Shaker Heights, Ohio) made it 6-0 with a lift into an open net.
To open the second half, Nathalie Friedman (Phoenix, Md.) saw back-to-back attempts stopped by Guatemala goalkeeper Heidy Manual. In the 15th minute, Ayars buried a backhand into the corner to tally her second of the game. Three minutes later, De Vries swept it ahead where Gonzales perfectly deflected it in to make the final 0-8. In goal for the USA was Annabel Skubisz (Houston, Texas) who didn’t see a single shot.
USA returns to the court this afternoon against Paraguay at 6:40 p.m. ET.
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