Widdall, Team USA Advance To World Cup Semifinals
June 11, 2014
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - University of Massachusetts field hockey alumna Alesha Widdall and the U.S. National Team completed the group stage of the 2014 World Cup undefeated to advance to the semifinal round of competition for the first time in 20 years. Team USA defeated China, England, Germany and South Africa and tied with Argentina to take the top spot in Group B with 13 points. The squad faces Australia in the semifinal round on Thursday, June 12 at 10 a.m. EST.
The U.S. opened group play with a 2-1 decision against No. 3 ranked England before they tied with No. 2 Argentina, 2-2. Widdall then helped Team USA blank No. 7 China, 5-0 before a 4-1 win over No. 6 Germany sealed the squad's advancement to the semifinals. In its final opening stage contest, the U.S. doubled-up No. 11 South Africa, 4-2 to take the top spot in Group B.
No. 1 Netherlands and Argentina also advanced to the semifinals and will battle on June 12 following the United States-Australia game. The winner of each semifinal will face each other in the 2014 World Cup Championship Game.
2014 Team USA World Cup Results
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