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News for 18 October 2021

All the news for Monday 18 October 2021

2021-22 FIH Pro League - 18 October

Royal Uccle Sport, Brussels (BEL)

All times GMT + 2


16 Oct 2021    BEL v GER (RR)     6 - 1
17 Oct 2021    BEL v GER (RR).    5 - 3


16 Oct 2021     BEL v GER (RR)     1 - 0
17 Oct 2021     BEL v GER (RR)     3 - 1

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Pool Standings


Rank Team Played Wins SO Win Draws SO Loss Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points
1 Belgium 2 2 0 0 0 0 11 4 7 6
2 Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Netherlands 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 India 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
7 Germany 2 0 0 0 0 2 4 11 -7 0


Rank Team Played Wins SO Win Draws SO Loss Losses Goals For Goals Against Goal Difference Points
1 Belgium 3 2 0 0 0 1 4 3 1 6
2 Netherlands 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0 2 3
3 China 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 England 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Spain 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 United States 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 India 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
3 Argentina 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 Germany 2 0 0 0 0 2 1 4 -3 0

FIH Match Centre

Brilliant Belgians double up against Germany

Belgium's women's and men's teams made it a weekend to remember for their home supporters, with both teams claiming second FIH Hockey Pro League victories over Germany in two pulsating matches on Sunday in Brussels.

Olympic men's champions Belgium enjoy perfect homecoming in Hockey Pro League

By Liam Morgan

Belgium recorded two wins over Germany in their homecoming after winning Olympic gold at Tokyo 2020 ©Getty Images

Olympic champions Belgium began the defence of their men's Hockey Pro League title with two victories over Germany in their double-header in Brussels.

Belgium open up campaign in style

Olympic champions Belgium held off Germany PIC: FIH

Belgium’s women and men produced double header victories over Germany as Pro League season 3 opened in Brussels.

French finale for Arul's men

By Jugjet Singh

National hockey team in a training session at the Wales Hockey Centre. - Pic courtesy of MHC

The Malaysian national hockey team have only one more match to go on their Britain Tour, after which the Asian Champions Trophy (ACT) is their final hurdle for this year.

Is Resentment The Cause Of Hostility?

Ashley Morrison

These are confusing times, and there is no doubt that the world is a very different place. Priorities have changed.

Kookaburras contingent competing in Europe

There is a distinct Australian influence in two of Europe’s top men’s hockey leagues with a host of Kookaburras playing at clubs in the Netherlands and Belgium.

Surbiton Launch Themselves Top Of Men’s Premier Division With Big Win

Photo credit: World Sport Pics

A huge victory for Surbiton’s men over Brooklands MU saw them overtake Old Georgians at the top of the Men’s Premier Division.

Thrilling men’s cup ties bring 96 goals across 16 fixtures

Saturday’s 16 men’s national cup fixtures produced a remarkable 96 goals with thrills and spills a plenty across the Irish Senior Cup and Irish Hockey Trophy.

Shoot-outs galore in women’s Irish Senior Cup and Trophy

Queen’s celebrate in their shoot-out against UCC (click here for Billy Pollock’s full gallery)

Shoot-out drama abounded in the women’s Irish Senior Cup and Irish Hockey Trophy as Railway Union, Queen’s and Muckross all prevailed via that method on a thrilling day of action with 32 clubs battling it out in the respective competitions.

Senior Cup holders UCD survive to progress to last eight

Banbridge and Queens the sole sides not from the top flight to progress to quarters

Mary Hannigan

Holders UCD have progressed to the quarter-finals of the Irish Senior Cup. Photograph: Stephen Hamilton/Inpho

Irish Senior Cup holders UCD survived a tight battle with Old Alexandra on Saturday to advance to the quarter-finals of this season’s competition where they will be joined by Pegasus, the team they beat in last year’s final, the Belfast side seeing off the challenge of Ulster Elks.

Punjab(C), GB, KPK(C), Wapda, Army win in CM Punjab Women Hockey

LAHORE - Punjab Colours outclassed Sindh Whites by 5-0 in a league round match on the third day of First Chief Minister Punjab 5-a-Side National Women Hockey Championship at National Hockey Stadium on Sunday.

Hockey Australia launches Safe Hockey Hub

Hockey Australia (HA) is proud to implement a comprehensive framework for safeguarding young athletes.

FIH and Sport Group announce partnership extension with renewed commitment to sustainability

Lausanne, Switzerland: The International Hockey Federation(FIH) and Polytan, a member of Sport Group, today announced an extension to their long-standing worldwide hockey partnership through to 2024.

Missy Meharg wins 600th game as No. 8 Maryland field hockey holds off No. 17 UConn, 3-2

Shane Connuck

Maryland field hockey coach Missy Meharg smiles during her team's 5-1 win over Michigan State on Oct. 25, 2019 at the Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. (Gabby Baniqued/The Diamondback)

As time expired in No. 8 Maryland field hockey’s game against No. 17 UConn, coach Missy Meharg stood on the sideline, watching intensely.

Iowa field hockey clinches share of Big Ten regular season title

The Hawkeyes will have at least a share of the conference regular season title after a 16-0 start.

Ben Palya

The Iowa Hawkeyes celebrate clinching a share of the Big Ten Conference regular season title during the field hockey game between Iowa and Ohio State at Grant Field on Sunday, Oct. 17, 2021. Iowa defeated Ohio State 3-0. Casey Stone

After a victory over No. 2 Michigan on Friday, Hawkeye field hockey had to complete a quick turnaround against No. 19 Ohio State on Sunday at Grant Field.

No. 3 Field Hockey Records Fourth Straight Shutout Win

Team Defeats Columbia, 2-0, to improve to 12-2 overall

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – No. 3 Rutgers field hockey completed a sweep of a two-game home weekend on a windy Sunday afternoon, defeating Columbia 2-0. The Scarlet Knights were buoyed by goals from Bridy Molyneaux and Milena Redlingshoefer, while Gianna Glatz made five saves for her fourth consecutive shutout to boost the Scarlet Knights' record on the year to 12-2.

Northwestern knocks down No. 19 Ohio State, Michigan State in Evanston

Skye Swann

Sophomore midfielder Maddie Zimmer takes a shot inside the circle. Zimmer scored a goal in Northwestern’s shutout win over Ohio State Friday.Kelsey Carroll/Daily Senior Staffer

At the start of the second period, Northwestern redshirt junior forward Bente Baekers grabbed possession of the ball, dribbled past three Michigan State defenders and drove the ball straight past the goalkeeper’s feet.

Late Penalty Strokes Sink Field Hockey at No. 6 Northwestern

EVANSTON, Ill. – After seeing the home team convert on a pair of penalty strokes in the final 10 minutes of the game, Michigan State was unable to pull off the upset against No. 6 Northwestern, falling by a 6-2 score in Big Ten field hockey action on Sunday afternoon at Lakeside Field.

Indiana field hockey sets records in 5-0 win against Michigan State, loses to Michigan

By Tyler Vaundry

Senior midfielder Jes McGivern looks down the field during a match against Michigan State University on Oct. 15, 2021, at the IU Field Hockey Complex. Indiana fell to No. 2 University of Michigan 5-3 Sunday. Jenny Butler

Indiana field hockey faced a big weekend in conference play, matching up against both Michigan teams over the weekend.

No. 12 Virginia field hockey looks to get back on track against No. 17 Old Dominion

After falling to the Monarchs earlier this season, the Cavaliers are aiming to make necessary adjustments

By Corbin Lathrop

Virginia will have to show improvement on both offense and defense in order to defeat Old Dominion this time around. Courtesy Virginia Athletics

The No. 19 ranked Virginia field hockey team will travel to the L.R. Hill Sports Complex in Norfolk, Va. Sunday to face off against No. 17 Old Dominion. The Cavaliers (7-5, 2-2 ACC) will be looking to avenge their 2-1 loss Sept. 26 when the Monarchs (9-3, 3-1 BIG EAST) scored twice in the final 10 minutes to complete a come-from-behind victory.

No. 14 Virginia Field Hockey Falls at No. 18 ODU 2-1

The Cavaliers lost to the Monarchs for the second time this season

Matt Newton

For the second time this season, the No. 14 UVA field hockey team built a 1-0 lead against No. 18 Old Dominion. And for the second time this season, the Monarchs scored two goals in the second half to steal the victory from the Hoos.

Complete Effort Leads #11 Field Hockey Past #12 Boston College, 2-0

Manon van Weezel taliied her first goal as a Hawk on Sunday

NEWTON, Mass. – An outstanding team effort on both sides of the ball led the 11th-ranked Saint Joseph's field hockey team to a 2-0 win over #12 Boston College at the Newton Field Hockey Complex on Sunday afternoon.

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