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In its second game of pool play, Team USA will take on another tough opponent in No. 3 world-ranked Australia.
These two teams last met in the 2016 Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy. With a bronze medal at stake, the U.S. took Australia down to the wire in a 2-2 tie at the end of regulation. Team USA pulled off a victory in the shootout. Goalkeeper Jackie Briggs came up with huge stops, allowing Melissa Gonzalez to seal the win with her goal.
The United States women’s field hockey team continued its emergence as a potential darling of the Rio Olympics on Wednesday afternoon with a resounding 6-1 win over Japan.
The Americans are currently on a tear through pool play that is as unlikely as it is impressive. They entered these Games ranked No. 5 in the world, but pulled off upsets over No. 2 Argentina and No. 3 Australia to emerge as medal contenders this week.
The only question was whether the U.S. team would overtake the British, who are also 3-0 in pool play, and move into first place in the Pool B standings. After Japan scored its first goal to draw to within 4-1, American Katie Bam completed her hat trick with a goal for the highlight reel. Once teammate Kathleen Sharkey added another insurance goal two minutes later, the Americans had the five-goal difference they needed to ascend to the top spot.
The United States is slated to face Great Britain in a battle of unbeatens Saturday afternoon in Rio.
originally posted by: Mike Stivic
The basketball competition..
Wow what a joke,
The us national team is so overpowered ,men's and women's team both..
It's like watching the Harlem globetrotters play your local Y.M.C.A. League champions.