US Women's Indoor Field Hockey Team Secures World Cup Berth with Thrilling Shootout Victory Against Argentina

March 23, 2024

US Women's Indoor Field Hockey Team Secures World Cup Berth with Thrilling Shootout Victory Against Argentina

In a high-stakes showdown at the 2024 Indoor Pan American Cup, the U.S. Women’s National Indoor Team clinched victory against Argentina to secure their spot in the FIH Indoor Hockey World Cup. Trailing early on, the No. 8-ranked U.S. team fought back valiantly, drawing level with Argentina at 5-5 by the end of regulation, in a match filled with six second-half goals.

The game reached a thrilling climax in the shootout, where Team USA held their nerve, converting all three chances while Argentina missed one, sealing a 3-2 triumph for the Americans.

Despite facing an initial deficit, standout performances from players like Erin Matson and Reese D’Ariano helped propel the U.S. team forward, with D'Ariano's hat trick proving pivotal in keeping their World Cup dreams alive.

With this victory, the U.S. Women’s National Indoor Team earns their ticket to the 2025 FIH Indoor World Cup, marking a significant achievement as they aim to improve upon their ninth-place finish in the previous edition in 2023.

Bronze Medal Game

Uruguay v Canada

Las Cimarronas closed their participation in the Pan American Cup with a resounding victory. Uruguay's women's field hockey team triumphed 3-1 over Canada, thus securing a place on the podium in Calgary.

In an exciting match, Sol Amadeo, Milagros Algorta, and Elisa Civetta scored the goals that led the South American team to victory. Despite the challenges encountered during the tournament, Uruguay showed its best performance once again against the hosts, with whom they had already drawn in the group stage.

This result represents a triumphant return for the Uruguayan team, who had not stepped onto the podium in the competition since 2017. With this outstanding performance, they reclaim their place among the most prominent field hockey teams in the region.

Individual Awards

Reese D'Ariano  (USA) BEST PLAYER

Reese D'Ariano  (USA) TOP SCORER


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