All the news for Monday 11 October 2021
Tough day against Wales
By Jugjet Singh
While the Speedy Tigers won 4-3, the national junior team also had to dig deep for their 2-1 win over Wales’ Under-23 side in friendly matches. - Pic courtesy of MHC
IT was a tough day for the national senior and junior hockey teams against Wales in Cardiff on Saturday.
Sports minister Anurag Thakur says Hockey India can't unilaterally pull out of Commonwealth Games
Thakur said being the main financier of Olympic sports in the country, the government has every right to take calls on matters of national representation.
India's Sports Minister Anurag Thakur. AFP
New Delhi: Sports Minister Anurag Thakur on Sunday came hard on Hockey India for unilaterally deciding to pull out of next year's Commonwealth Games, saying the national federation is bound to consult with the government before taking any such step.
Batra defends FIH Star Awards after Indian players dominate at expense of Olympic champions
By Duncan Mackay
Indian players have dominated the FIH Star Awards, much to the anger of men's Olympic champions Belgium ©FIH
International Hockey Federation (FIH) President Narinder Batra has hit back at criticism of the world governing body’s annual awards after Indian players dominated the announcement.
Hampstead’s Thrilling Victory Headlines Spectacular Day In Men’s Hockey League
Photo credit: World Sport Pics
Four teams continue to be separated by just goal difference at the top of the Men’s Premier Division after another engrossing day.
England Hockey round-up: Hampstead & Westminster sides continue unbeaten runs
Wimbledon were on song against Oxted PIC: Debbie Christopher
The men’s Premier Division saw Old Georgians, Hampstead & Westminster and Surbiton maintain their 100 per cent records in contrasting styles on Sunday.
Annadale and UCD produce mighty comebacks in men’s EYHL
Men’s EY Hockey League – day five round-up
Annadale 3 (O McElhinney 2, A Lyons) Monkstown 3 (D Carson, R Nichols, D Nolan)
Annadale produced a remarkable comeback from 3-0 down to record their fourth draw of the campaign. Monkstown looked to be gliding to a third win of the season in the early stages. Mark Gibbons hit the post in the seventh minute from turnover ball deep in Dale territory.
EY Hockey League roundup: Shirley McCay heroics hand Pegasus victory
Belfast side top of the pile as UCD, Pembroke, Old Alexandra and Loreto all chalk up wins
Former Ireland international Shirley McCay was in club action this weekend. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho
She might have brought an end to an international career that yielded a record 316 caps, but Shirley McCay is still proving to be a major influence for her club Pegasus, no more so than on Saturday when she cracked home the winning goal in her side’s top-of-the-table EY Hockey League game against Catholic Institute in Belfast.
Athlone and Kilkenny welcome interpro series
The new look junior age group interprovincial tournaments continue this Sunday with women’s fixtures at Under-16, 18 and 20 level taking place in Kilkenny and Athlone.
Amy Lawton awarded Sport Australia Hall of Fame scholarship
Amy Lawton’s potential as one of Australian women’s hockey next stars of has been recognised through Sport Australia Hall of Fame’s (SAHOF) Scholarship and Mentoring Program.
Ohio Field Hockey Drops Thriller at #16 Ohio State
COLUMBUS, Ohio-- The Ohio field hockey team (5-9, 2-2 MAC) returned to action Sunday afternoon, dropping a 4-3 battle to 16th-ranked Ohio State (7-5) in Columbus.
North Carolina drops first home game since 2014 in 4-0 loss to Liberty
No. 10 Liberty earned a monumental road victory on Sunday afternoon at No. 9 North Carolina, defeating the three-time defending national champion Tar Heels 4-0 at Karen Shelton Stadium.
No. 8 Maryland field hockey stonewalls James Madison, 3-0
Emma DeBerdine charges down the pitch during Maryland field hockey's 3-0 win over James Madison on Oct. 10, 2021. (Autumn Hengen/The Diamondback)
Three days after hitting the golden goal to send No. 8 Maryland field hockey out of Charlottesville, Virginia, victorious, Hope Rose was moving toward the post in the second quarter of the Terps’ match against James Madison on Sunday afternoon.
No. 12 UVA Field Hockey Falls in Overtime 1-0 to No. 14 Boston College
The Cavaliers outshot the Eagles 12-7, but were held scoreless and dropped their second straight overtime match
The No. 12 Virginia Cavaliers field hockey team played in its third straight overtime match and for the second match in a row, UVA lost in overtime, as the Cavaliers were defeated by No. 14 Boston College 1-0 on Friday night in Charlottesville.
Northwestern dominates Ball State, but surrenders double overtime loss to No. 2 Michigan
Redshirt junior Bente Baekers celebrates after scoring a goal on Iowa. Baekers led the team with 3 goals in Sunday’s win over Ball State. Daily file photo by Joshua Hoffman
When the overtime whistle sounded, Northwestern junior defender Kayla Blas said it was a second chance moment, after losing in double overtime to Penn State five days earlier.
Field Hockey Holds on Late to Defeat Miami
OXFORD, Ohio – In its final non-conference game of the season, the Michigan State field hockey team used three first-half goals to build an early lead in a 4-3 win over Miami Sunday afternoon in Oxford, Ohio.
Field hockey emerges victorious in thriller vs. Cornell
Junior Meghan Ward scored the game winner with six seconds left in overtime
By Krissy Kowalski
Junior Sydney Huang passes the ball during a game against Cornell on Oct. 10. Credit: Carol Gao
That is how it must have felt for the Penn field hockey team during their game against Cornell on Saturday. In a game that needed an overtime for a winner to be decided, the Quakers were able to walk away with a gritty win by a score of 2-1 to defeat the Big Red (6-4, 2-1 Ivy). Penn (4-6, 1-2 Ivy) was able to secure their first Ivy League win of the season.