Olympic Games London 2012
London, Great Britain - July 29 - 10, 2012

ARG V USA ( Pool B ) Olympic Games London 2012

0 - 1

Match Review ARG - USA 0-1


Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
USA 28 11 TAYLOR Shannon FG 0 - 1


Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
ARG 18 30 SRUOGA Maria G
ARG 31 12 MERINO Delfina G
USA 42 11 TAYLOR Shannon G
ARG 68 18 SRUOGA Daniela Y
USA 70 16 O'DONNELL Katie Y


DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 ADENOT Claire
Umpire 2 ASHTON-LUCY Julie
Reserve Umpire METCHETTE Carol
Judge 1 SHIN Jung Hee
Judge 2 PARKS Paula
Technical Officer BROWN Sheila

Argentina v. United States 0-1(half-time 0-1)

The women’s Olympic tournament had its first major upset today when the United States topped defending World Champion Argentina 1-0 in Pool B action. The win splits both teams’ records as each now have a win and a loss.

The meeting highly anticipated as billed as the grudge match after the Americans topped Argentina 4-2 in the final game of the Pan American games to earn their berth to London. That win was one of the biggest upsets that Argentina had ever suffered at the continental level and many expected the Argentines to extract their revenge today.

But America made it two in a row today and staked its claim in both this London tournament and back home in the Pan American continent.

The pace of the first half was quick with the teams evenly matched, but it was the Americans that always seemed to have the upper hand. With seven minutes left in the half, the U.S. was rewarded for its efforts when Michelle Vittese threaded a nice pass to Shannon Taylor who made a sprawling effort for the tip-in goal and the early 1-0 lead.

The Americans opened the second half with three straight unsuccessful penalty corners, and spent the rest of the half fending off an increasingly dangerous Argentine attack. But despite some fantastic opportunities, Argentina could not find a way to get on the board as Lauren Crandall earned her keep and helped the Americans hold on for the 1-0 victory.

(Eric Bailey)

  • Match 11
  • Date Tue, 31 Jul 2012
  • Time 19:00
  • Pool/Class Pool B
  • Venue

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