Continental Qualifier for the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, Nanjing, China
|5 February 2014|
|09||Round-Robin||11:30am||USA - ARG||1 - 9||Final|
The 3rd match of the Men’s Youth Pan Am Championships 2014 flicked off with USA vs. Argentina. The game began fairly even in terms of possession and shot attempts. #4 Argentina, Tomas Domene scored a firm sweep within the first 5 minutes to register their first item of the contest. Argentina scored their 2nd goal of the contest compliments of a thunderous undercut from the right side by #9 M.Ferreiro, just seconds before the end of the first period.
USA tried to fight their way back into the game and scored within minutes of the resumption from a goal mouth scramble and resulting tap in by # 15 Mc Guigan. Argentina then replied with 2 quick goals to boost their score to 4-1. While USA seemed to match Argentina in terms of ball movement and pace Argentina surge ahead to score 2 more goals. The 2nd period ended 6-1 in favor of Argentina.
Argentina scored yet another field goal early in the 3rd period to bring the score to 7-1. Their 8th item was scored from a raised sweep which beat the lobbing goalkeeper, while their 9th was scored from a powerful right side strike from #8 Santiago Lean. The match ended 9-1, in favor of Argentina in a game that evolved into a one sided affair after a fairly even start.