🌀FIH Pro League : Argentina Women’s Hockey team outclass USA in their sixth Pro League match
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Dragflick Newsdesk : It was a special match. For different circumstances. The most important was to continue the positive streak to chain the sixth win in a row and continue with the ideal score in the FIH Pro League. It was also vital to take a new leap in quality in a team that is preparing for its great goal in 2022: the World Cup in Spain and the Netherlands.

But the match was also key because it was the last one at home before embarking on the long European tour that will include the last 10 presentations in the tournament and, of course, the World Cup in July where Argentina will look for its third star after those achieved in Perth 2002 and Rosario 2010.

At the National Center for High Performance Sports, and again with people exploding in the stands, the Lionesses beat the United States 3-0 and ratified that the promotion continues to be constant and safe.

The team led by Fernando Ferrara prevailed with a brace from Victoria Granatto and a goal from Rocío Sánchez Moccia in a close match, but thanks to their patience, Argentina found the key to
claim third place in the FIH Pro League with 18 points and four behind leaders India, who have two more games played.

The first half began with Argentina under pressure and the United States unable to get out of their last meters. Thus, after a few minutes, dominance was already evident. However, the goal was slow in coming. It was at 19 minutes when Victoria Granatto put the first for the Lionesses.

In the second half, the United States came out to play more aggressively. That, in addition, was reflected in the fact that in the first five minutes Grega Danielle and Sanne Caarls saw the green card. Faced with this strong game, the selected team responded well and after 5 minutes Victoria Granatto took advantage of his speed in the area to take more advantage and put the game 2-0.

In the last quarter, Argentina tried through team plays to convert the third goal. And the goal came from the hand of the captain Rocío Sánchez Moccia, who put the final result after 16 minutes.

Las Leonas also took Cosentino’s undefeated goal thanks to an impenetrable defense -the Americans did not have penalty corners in their favor- and the outstanding performances of MarĂ­a Forcherio and Valentina Costa Biondi. In the must surely was the lack of efficiency of Argentina in the fixed.

In three weeks the Lionesses will travel to Europe to face Spain, China, Germany, the Netherlands and India. There are ten games left to try to win the FIH Pro League for the first time. And to get to July 1, at the start of the World Cup, with confidence through the roof.


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