Argentina overcame a strong challenge from Canada before running out comfortable winners against their opponents on the second day of women's action at the Pan American Games. A 7-3 victory puts Argentina firmly at the top of Pool A, with the defending champions having claimed wins in both of their opening matches. However, the score-line fails to reflect how well the Canadians competed against the world number 1 team, with the North Americans trailing by just one goal at the break.
Canada took the lead in the 6th minute of the game when Thea Culley scored from open play, but a double strikes from Soledad Garcia and Luciana Aymar opened up a 4-1 advantage for Las Leonas. Canada pulled themselved back into the game with two goals before the half time break, with Hannah Haughn and Kate Gillis firing home. Despite this, Argentina proved themselves to be too strong in the second half and pulled away with three unanswered goals through Noel Barrionuevo (2) and Carla Rebecchi to complete a 7-3 score-line.
The other match in Pool B saw Barbados overcome Trinidad and Tobago 4-2, with Cher King, Dionne Clarke, Charlia Warner and Maria Sealy scoring goals for Barbados.
In Pool A, USA maintained their good form with a narrow 2-1 victory over Chile. USA scored twice in a minute shortly after half time through Shannon Taylor and a penalty stroke from Caroline Nichols, goals which proved to be enough for victory. It was the second win in succession for USA, who sit at the top of Pool B ahead of Chile and Cuba, a team that defeated host nation Mexico 3-1 in the first match of the day.
The results for the tournament thus far can be found below. All official tournament information including detailed reports, results, tables, match sheets, scorers lists and photos can be found on the website of the Pan American Hockey Federation by clicking the following link: http://www.panamhockey.org/en/competitions
Wednesday 19th October 2011
09:00 Women's Group A Game 1 Argentina v Trinidad & Tobago 11-0 (6-0)
11:00 Women's Group A Game 2 Canada v Barbados 10-0 (6-0)
14:00 Women's Group B Game 3 United States v Mexico 5-0 (3-0)
16:00 Women's Group B Game 4 Chile v Cuba 6-0 (3-0)
Thursday 20th October 2011
09:00 Men’s Group A Game 1 Canada v Trinidad & Tobago 7-2 (4-2)
11:00 Men's Group A Game 2 Chile v Barbados 9-1 (4-0)
14:00 Men's Group B Game 3 Argentina v Mexico 8-0 (3-0)
16:00 Men's Group B Game 4 USA v Cuba 2-4 (1-1)
Friday 21st October 2011
09:00 Women's Group B Game 5 Mexico v Cuba 1-3 (0-2)
11:00 Women's Group B Game 6 Chile v USA 1-2 (2-4)
14:00 Women's Group A Game 7 Trinidan & Tobago v Barbados 2-4 (1-3)
16:00 Women's Group A Game 8 Canada v Argentina 3-7 (3-4)
Saturday 22nd October 2011
09:00 Men's Pool B Game 5 Mexico v Cuba
11:00 Men's Pool B Game 6 USA v Argentina
14:00 Men's Pool A Game 7 Trinidad & Tobago v Barbados
16:00 Men's Pool A Game 8 Chile v Canada
All times are local (GMT -5)
Hockey at Guadalajara 2011
Who: The Men and women of Argentina, USA, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Cuba, Barbados, Trinidad & Tobago.
Where: The Pan American Hockey Stadium, Revolución Sports Complex, 3232 Pablo Neruda Avenue, Providencia Zone, Guadalajara, Jalisco, México. (Capacity: 1870)
When: 19th - 29th October 2011
The Prize: The men’s and women’s Gold medalists will secure a place at the London 2012 Olympics.
The FIH website will be posting regular updates of the hockey action from Guadalajara. More information about the 2011 Pan American Games can be found at the official event website: www.guadalajara2011.org.mx
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