Melissa Gonzalez and Team USA are tied for first in pool play of the World Cup.
June 4, 2014
THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Melissa Gonzalez and the United States Field Hockey National Team are tied for first place in pool play of the 2014 Rabobank Hockey World Cup, which is being held in The Hague, Netherlands. The USA tied Argentina on June 3 and defeated world No. 4 England, 2-1, in the opening match.
Next up for the US is world No. 7 China on June 6 at 4:30 EDT. All matches can be viewed on ESPN3.
Argentina, the defending World Cup Champions, led the match with nine-minutes left but Kelsey Kolojejchick tied the game up and the US secured the draw.
Gonzalez, a two-time BIG EAST Defensive Player of the Year, also competed with the squad in the 2012 London Olympics. Gonzalez scored 27 goals and had 14 assists for 68 points during her career at UConn and led the Huskies to four NCAA Tournaments and advanced to the 2007 National Semifinals and the 2010 Quarterfinal.
Connecticut took home the championship hardware from two BIG EAST Tournaments and won the 2007 and 2008 BIG EAST Regular Season Championship. The 2010 Mideast Region Player of the Year, Gonzalez is one of only five Huskies to hear All-Mideast Region status four times.