Australia-A Hockey Team trounce USA Men by 7-2 in second test of four-match series

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Australia-A Hockey Team trounce USA Men by 7-2 in second test of four-match series

In an unprecedented move, the USA failed to hold back their winning streak and lost the second test of the four-match series at 7-2 that played in Chula Vista, California. It was quite shocking day for the home side who were in mind to whitewash the visitors.

Head Coach of the USA Men’s Hockey Team Nick Conway was of the opinion that they were looking forward an offensive battle from visiting side after the first-match results.  He, however, expressed disappointment saying that they were not expecting such response
from the home team. He added saying, “We are obviously disappointed with the final score-line, but in many areas the performance was extremely positive. Clearly there are some areas to work on with respect to our ability to compete late in the second half
of the second match over the weekend but overall I was pleased with much of the play that we were able to produce and we’re really looking forward to the continued challenge that this series presents.”

The game between Australia-A and USA men was started at very high intensity, as one wanted to continue their winning streak while the opponents were not looking to allow them to do so. Though it was Australian side that earned the first short corner of the
day, the first goal came from USA in the hands of USA in the 6th minute of the mark. Will Holt was the player who converted the penalty corner for his side and put his side ahead at the scoreboard. However, the lead could not last for long time
and the visitors succeeded to level the score in the 14th minute of the mark. Duncan Pearce scored off the short corner for Australians and tied the knots at one-all.

The speed of the game continued to increase and Jake Stacy of Australia managed to drive the ball at the top of the circle, furnished a powerful shot at the goal, and doubled the tally in the 22nd minute of play. The home-side though came under
pressure after the Australian lead; however, they managed to make the score at the 33rd minute of the first half. It was no one else than Holt who notched the goal this time through a field and effort and had it all even at 2-2. But the Australians
were not ready to accept it, scored another goal in the hands of Dan Hotchkis in the concluding seconds, and put themselves ahead on the scoreboard before going into the second half at 3-2.

The second half completely belonged to visitors who scored four more goals to make the victory unforgettable.  

Duncan Pearce, Tom Wickham, Joshua Miller and Aran Zalewski scored one goal each in the second half of play while holding the home side goalless and sealed the victory at 7-2.

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