🌀FIH Pro League : Argentina Women’s Hockey team outbid USA in their fifth Pro League match
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Dragflick Newsdesk : The Lionesses reconfirmed that they are one of the best teams in the world in field hockey. There may be a generational change, but the results do not change. So much so that they defeated the United States 3-1 in their fifth match played in the FIH Pro League. Consequently, they continue with their devastating streak: they played five games and won all of them.

It was a rocky start to the match. From both sides. And they couldn’t get differences until the end of the first part.

Argentina looked for it through the individual actions of Agustina Albertarrio and the sisters Maria José and Victoria Granatto and thus the team had more access to the rival area, but the goal was denied time and time again.

When everything indicated that they would go into the break with zero goals, the American Grega Danielle -with a backhand- gave the partial victory to her team with just ten seconds to go before the end of the first half.

Beyond the fact that they started losing because of that goal, those led by Fernando Ferrera did not lower their arms and continued attacking with the certainty that the opposite goal would open sooner rather than later.

In that sense, the tie and the 2-1 came consecutively. 3 minutes into the second half, Valentina Costa converted – through a drag on a short corner directed at goalkeeper Kelsey Bing’s left post – and just 60 seconds later RocĂ­o Sánchez Moccia appeared, who took advantage of a string of rebounds inside the semicircle to decree the advantage with a touch to the net.

In addition, at 7, Julieta Jankunas crashed a shot against the crossbar. All in the third quarter! Finally Costa Biondi liquidated the actions, again with the fixed seconds before the end of the match.

BelĂ©n Succi, the historical goalkeeper of the Argentine national team, played her last game in the country today and will say goodbye to the Lionesses this year after participating in the World Cup in Spain-Netherlands. Succi couldn’t hold back her tears when she was replaced at the end and the people gave her a tremendous ovation.

Argentina is third in the positions of the most important annual tournament behind India and the Netherlands, although with three fewer appearances.

The other part of the story was written by the people, who once again packed the stands of the National Center for High Performance Sports. From very early on, a long line was formed at the entrance to Avenida del Libertador and the public -girls, for the most part- added their color and warmth to an afternoon that began with pure sun and ended with cold.

This Sunday at 4:00 p.m., both teams will meet again in what will be the last home match for the Leonas in the FIH Pro League. And, in addition, in the farewell of his public before playing the World Cup, the great objective of the selected one.

Argentina has two titles in the maximum tournament (Perth 2002 and Rosario 2010) and there is reason to think that the third star may appear in the blue and white sky.


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