The USA men’s hockey team steamrolled Mexico 9-0 to register their second consecutive win at the FIH Series Finals hockey tournament in Bhubaneswar.
In the Pool B match between world no. 25 USA and their neighbours, ranked 39th, Michael Jr Barminski (3rd, 53rd minutes) and Sean Cicchi (37th, 52nd) scored two goals each for the winners.
Julian Croonenberghs (14th), Tyler Sundeen (30th), who replaced regular skipper Ajai Dhadwal, Alberto Montilla (39th), Christian de Angelis (42nd) and William Holt (60th) were the other goal getters for the Americans.
USA’s Tyler Sundeen who marked his 100th cap said he was pleased with the result.
“It was actually a tough game for us because last year we played Mexico and the score was 5-5, so we weren’t quite expecting tonight’s result but we knew we had a lot of potential and that we could play well against them. We’re very pleased with the result.”
The Americans will round off their pool engagements against Japan on June 10, while Mexico will take on South Africa.