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Field Hockey Players Continue to Shine at Junior World Cup

Aug. 10, 2009

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - University of Connecticut incoming senior Loren Sherer (Essex, England) helped lead England past the U.S. by a 3-2 margin at the 2009 Junior World Cup, which is being held at Harvard University.

"We started a bit slow, but we picked up momentum and had it most of the second half," said U.S. Head Coach Tracey Fuchs. "England made the best of their opportunities in the circle and got some goals. It's frustrating because we're playing well but we're just not getting that final piece. Our team gave a great effort today, we had people diving through the circle, but it just didn't fall for us."

The game was scoreless until Sherer finally broke through at the 20th minute, giving England a 1-0 advantage.

Fellow UConn teammates Melissa Gonzalez (Mohegan Lake, N.Y) started for the United States, while Rayell Heistand (Hamburg, Pa.) was inserted into the action as a reserve.

The USA will next face Chile on Tuesday, August 11 at 7:00pm on Harvard University's Jordan Field, in its final game of crossover play.

Chile fell to India earlier today, 3-1.