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June 29, 2019 — A U.S. women’s field hockey team, on top of the world

This past week, the United States Over-60 women’s field hockey team completed an undefeated run through its competition in the European Women’s Cup in Brasschaat, Belgium, winning the gold medal with a 3-0 win over an Alliance team which represented hockey nations such as South Africa, England, Holland, Canada, and Spain.

The U.S. team was led by former U.S. national teamers Linda Kreiser and Diane Angstadt, as well as former U.S. women’s lacrosse and field hockey national-team star Anne Keating, longtime Lock Haven head coach Pat Rudy, and former long-time Dallastown (Pa.) coach Jeri Myers.

The States made the final despite winning only one of its three pool matches, a 2-1 win over England a week ago. The Masters team drew its other two pool games, against Holland and against the Alliance.

A U.S. men’s master’s side also participated in the Belgium event and finished fifth. The team was led by long-time U.S. men’s national team participant Peter Jones.