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Oct. 18, 2017 — USA 4, Argentina 2

How about this?

A United States field hockey team which were two goals down in their first match, only to reel off seven in 13 minutes?

How about an American field hockey side which is being led by a dragflicker from the University of Maryland, and a member of the Score-O Decade of American scholastic field hockey?

Or a team which beat a favored Argentina side 4-2 in the third round of pool play of the Pan American qualifier for the 2018 Indoor Hockey World Cup?

Meet the current group of indoor national field hockey players, coached by Richard and Jun Kentwell of the dominant W.C. Eagles field hockey club. They have put together a group of recent graduates, five teenagers, and a member of the the outdoor national team pool, Ali McEvoy Campbell. The Boyertown (Pa.) graduate put in the game-winner against Uruguay yesterday and had four goals today against the Albicelestes.

Also figuring prominently on the scoreboard have been Sammy Popper, who had a 50-goal season last year with Fort Washington Germantown Academy (Pa.) as well as Mary Beth Barger, late of Drexel University.

The States are at the top of the table heading into a tough day tomorrow when they have to play two games in one day; one at the noon hour and one about seven hours later. Friday, the United States have Canada in the 21st and final round-robin match. By then, they’ll know if they have one of the two slots in the championship final of this competition.

So far, a good start.

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