Three Minutewomen Kick Off Junior World Cup In Germany
July 27, 2013
MÖNCHENGLADBACH, Germany - The University of Massachusetts field hockey team has three current players participating in the 2013 Junior World Cup, which started with opening round group play on Saturday morning. Senior Hannah Prince and sophomore Sam Carlino helped lead the U.S. U-21 National Team to a 4-1 victory over South Korea while incoming-freshman Charlotte Verelst participated in Belgium's 6-1 loss to host-Germany.
With the score tied, 1-1 between the U.S. and South Korea entering halftime, Team USA rallied with three unanswered goals during the final frame after an extended rain delay halted play only one minute, 12 seconds into the second stanza. Carlino started in the cage while Prince subbed in to help Team USA hold the South Korean side to one tally. The victory tied the U.S. atop the Pool A leaderboard with the Netherlands, which defeated Ghana, 10-0.
Germany recorded the opening three goals of play against Belgium and led 3-1 at the halftime break over Verelst's squad. The incoming-freshman came off the bench in the 10th minute. Germany and Spain each won in Pool D, with the Spanish team dropping England, 5-0.
Carlino and Prince will be back in action on Sunday at approximately 1 p.m. as the United States faces the Netherlands. Belgium will look to bounce back against England at 5:30 p.m.
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