PISCATAWAY, N.J. (January 8, 2013) – The U.S. Senior Women’s National Indoor Team featuring Rutgers field hockey head coach Meredith Long and assistant coach Wesley Drew won the RohrMax Cup after three days of competitive international play in Perchtoldsdorf, Austria. The win marks the first-ever gold for the U.S. National Indoor team on the international level.
The U.S. team finished 4-1 overall, and finished with a 3-2 victory against Slavia Prag in the championship game.
In their first outing of the tournament, the squad took down Austria’s U-21 team with a 6-1 victory. Later in the day, the team continued to make its mark with a 4-2 win over Rot-Weiss Wettingen. The game watched a spread of talent as the four U.S. goals came from four different U.S. scorers.
The following day the U.S. topped SV Arminen, 4-1, advancing to a perfect 3-0 record on the tourney. Later in the afternoon, the Slavia Prag team handed the U.S. squad its only loss with a 6-1 win, but the two teams would meet again in the gold medal game to close out the weekend.
In Sunday’s championship matchup the U.S. team went up 2-1 at the half. As soon as a third American goal was tallied, Slavia Prag pulled their keeper for eight minutes in an act of desperation, eventually notching a goal to close the deficit. The goal wouldn’t be enough to overcome the U.S. women, as time ran down and the match ended in a 3-2 U.S. victory.
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