Carlino, Prince Advance To Junior World Cup Quarterfinals
July 30, 2013
MÖNCHENGLADBACH, Germany - UMass field hockey senior Hannah Prince and sophomore Sam Carlino will continue competition with the United States U-21 National Program as Team USA advanced to the Junior World Cup quarterfinal round on Tuesday. Incoming Minutewomen freshman Charlotte Verelst, a member of the Belgian side, suffered a 3-0 loss to Spain as Belgium finished play in Pool D.
The U.S. dispatched Ghana, 6-0 during its final game in Pool A to stay in contention for the quarterfinals. The Netherlands followed with a 2-0 win over South Korea to solidify the advancement for Team USA.
Carlino and Prince will compete in the quarterfinals on Thursday, Aug. 1, against Argentina, which defeated Canada and China while tying South Africa to take the top spot in Pool B.
The strength of the U.S. penalty corner unit solidified the team's victory over Ghana as Team USA notched its first four goals of the day through set pieces. To battle past Belgium, the Spanish side earned a pair of early goals and warded off the Belgian offense en route to the 3-0 victory. Verelst entered the contest as a substitution in the ninth minute to see time in her third game of the tournament.
Belgium will face New Zealand in a placement contest for the ninth-16th finishers on Aug. 1.
More information on the 2013 Junior World Cup is available through the tournament's official website.