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April 9, 2018 — Meanwhile, at the Nook

This week is an important one for the U.S. women’s national field hockey team as this week’s four-match Test series is the last audition for hopefuls for making the World Cup team this summer.

The extended roster is missing a handful of veteran players such as Katelyn Ginofili, Erin Matson, and Michelle Vittese, but will be offering golden opportunities to players such as Anna Dessoye, Taylor West, and Mary Beth Barham. Barham, you may remember, was a veteran of the U.S. women’s indoor national team, which won an unforgettable match against Argentina to get into the FIH Indoor World Cup.

The four matches will be played in very changeable weather conditions. There is projectected rain and sleet this evening, but the temperatures could reach 80 degrees by the time the last match is played this weekend.

Should be an interesting time for the physios, equipment managers, and the players when it comes to climate adjustment.