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News for 27 October 2021

All the news for Wednesday 27 October 2021

FIH Hockey Junior World Cup to be played behind closed doors due to COVID-19 pandemic

The junior showpiece event will be played at the Kalinga Stadium here from 24 November to 5 December. Hosts India are the defending champions.

Bhubaneswar: The men's FIH Hockey Junior World Cup beginning on 24 November will be held behind closed doors as the organisers feel it will be difficult to enforce COVID-19 protocols if spectators turn up in large numbers.

Scotland Teams reach World Ranking High

Despite the disappointment of two penalty shoot-out losses in the World Cup Qualifiers, the four wins registered by the senior men’s and women’s teams have propelled Scotland to a highest-ever combined global ranking, with both teams now in the top 20.

USA indoor women’s captain Ali Campbell eager to face ‘best of the best’ in Liege

With the sixth edition of the FIH Hockey Indoor World Cup set to take place in Belgium early next year, we start to profile the teams that will compete for the title at the intense, action-packed competition that will be played at Country Hall de Liège from 2-6 February 2022.

Chhattisgarh, Punjab, Bengal register big wins in Senior National Women's Hockey

Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Bengal scored thumping wins over their respective rivals on the sixth day National Women Hocke

Senior National Women's Hockey

Chhattisgarh, Punjab and Bengal scored thumping wins over their respective rivals on the sixth day of the 11th Hockey India Senior Women National Championship on Tuesday. While Chhattisgarh defeated Himachal 14-1 in a Pool D match, Punjab beat Arunachal 6-0 in Pool E.

Women empowerment can bank on this team


This bank team is making a huge statement. The UCO Bank Women’s Hockey Association, participating in the Inter-Department National championship in Kolkata, was set up in 2017 with a dream of women’s empowerment.

Tight tussles the order for day 2

If day one of the South African 2021 IPT was an item off the menu of the great hockey restaurant, it would have been called some witty reference to gluttony as goals flowed easier than opinions on social media. And in fairness after the drought that had ensued there was always likely to be an overflow of action as teams returned to the pitch.

Hattrick Jip Janssen not enough: ‘Lost ourselves’

The disappointment at Jip Janssen is great. Photo: Willem Vernes

Drag in the first three penalty corners of the game. Write a clean hat-trick in twenty-seven minutes. But still go down the field defeated. That happened to Jip Janssen on Sunday during the top match against Oranje-Rood in Eindhoven.

No. 1 Iowa field hockey creating special season

The Hawkeyes have a perfect 16-0 record through the 2021 fall season and clinched the No. 1 seed in the Big Ten Tournament.

Ben Palya

Iowa players celebrate the win after the field hockey game between No.1 Iowa and No. 2 Michigan on Friday, Oct. 15, 2021, at Grant Field. The Hawkeyes defeated the Wolverines 2-1 in double overtime and a shootout.(Jeff Sigmund/Daily Iowan)

Expectations were high for Iowa field hockey ahead of the 2021-22 season. The Hawkeyes started the year ranked third in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association’s preseason poll.

Rutgers field hockey ready to host Big Ten Tournament

Gideon Fox

Senior back Kerrie Burns and the Rutgers field hockey team will look to put their home field advantage to good use as they host the Big Ten Tournament. – Photo by Tom Gilbert

For the first time in program history, the No. 3 Rutgers field hockey team will host the Big Ten Tournament. Play gets started next Thursday at the Bauer Track and Field Complex on Busch campus. It continues the next day and wraps up on that Sunday.

Northwestern prepares to conclude regular season with high stakes Iowa and Indiana contests

Skye Swann

Sophomore midfielder Lauren Wadas dribbles the ball down the field with pressure from a Michigan State defender. Wadas will be a key contributor to Northwestern’s offense against Iowa and Indiana this weekend. Kelsey Carroll/Daily Senior Staffer

When Northwestern redshirt junior Bente Baekers approached the penalty stroke line, she placed her stick down and looked the goalie right in the eyes, ready to secure another goal over a gritty Michigan State team.

No. 17 Virginia field hockey wins two over the weekend

The Cavaliers collected a key road win against No. 12 Syracuse before topping Drexel at home

By Jacob Tisdale

Virginia sophomore midfielder Anneloes Knol celebrates after scoring her first goal of the season against Drexel Sunday Courtesy Virginia Athletics

No. 17 Virginia won two crucial matches this weekend, winning 2-1 over a highly-touted No. 12 Syracuse team on the road Friday before securing a 4-1 victory over Drexel Sunday afternoon. The Cavaliers (10-6, 3-2 ACC) hold fast at third in the ACC standings heading into a clash with No. 9 North Carolina Friday with heavy seeding implications for both the ACC and NCAA tournaments.

Duke field hockey splits final two games of regular season

By Ana Young

Duke will be the No. 7 seed heading into the Nov. 3-7 ACC tournament.

In the last stretch of their regular season, the Blue Devils faced both upset and victory this weekend in Boston.

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