Hockey players have a hard time breaking through the American wall in the Pro League
The Netherlands beat the United States 3-0 in the Pro League. At Wagner Stadium, the orange team fell with the sunset behind them for a solid victory in the tournament.
The match was less than a minute and a half away when the Dutch hockey players already had a streak of three penalty kicks up front. Despite this, no evidence was signed.
The first fell to the post, in the second penalty corner Margot van Geffen appeared to score 1-0 in the rebound, but that was rejected after long deliberations by the video referee because he was too early in the circle. In penalty corner number three, Libby Jansen was allowed to put it down, and the ball was pulled away.
The Orange team faced the United States with a strong opponent at Wagner Stadium, making the first quarter of the game chaotic. Penalties and chances were enough for the orange, but the opening goal he failed to achieve.
Some encouraging words from national coach Jamilon Mülders after the rather sluggish opening of the Pro League match secured Freeke Moes’ 1-0 signature early in the second quarter. With a backhand kick passed by American goalkeeper Kelsey Bing.
Not long after, the Netherlands got another penalty, the seventh of the so far unsuccessful match, with Jansen once again in the lead to push the draw. Fiona Morgenstern responded adequately in the rebound to score her first goal in her second international match (2-0).
The United States erected a defensive wall against which the Netherlands had to struggle. In the third quarter, Morgenstern again managed to touch the ball. On a pass from Matla, who got past three men with a fine job, Morgenstern made 3-0 from the penalty spot.
In the fourth quarter, the US could no longer be found in the Dutch half, but the orange on the other side was also unable to score.
A commercial victory, but it was a “just not” match. Some passes did not arrive, duels were not won, and corners did not arrive. On Sunday, head coach Mulders’ team has another chance, when the second game against the United States at Wagner Stadium is on the programme.
The second match will be played against the United States on Sunday. With this win, the Netherlands leads the Pro League with 14 points from 5 matches, followed by Germany with 13 points from 8 matches.
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On April 8 and 9, the Orange team will play two more matches in the Pro League. The duels ended at high speed and the journey back began again. Because of the European Hockey League (a European championship for club teams), Amsterdam players and Dean Bosch were lost.
As a result, the Netherlands will soon be on the ground in India with a special selection, and the announcement of this selection caused quite a stir. At least ten of the novices will go to India. Ebe Janssen is the most experienced player with 21 caps. Coach Mulders will not be there due to personal circumstances.
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