‘Scoring goals is not something I do often, so I wasn’t expecting me to be the one to do it,’ Reagan Underwood on scoring both regulation and final goal in 2023 Pan American gold-medal game against Argentina

Six minutes. And, shootouts.   That’s what determined the outcome of the 2023 Junior Pan American Championship game. The U-21 USA Women’s National Field Hockey Team for the second time since the inception of the games won gold. USA broke the 1-1 regulation tie on April 18 in shootouts, landing four goals and allowing Argentina one.     “One of our core values is ‘resilience,’ and the players demonstrated that in how well they withstood Argentina’s attack, especially in the last six minutes of the game, when we were a man down for five minutes,” team USA’s women’s U-21 head coach Tracey Paul said. “Our goalkeeper made some massive saves to keep the game tied. Another one of our core values is ‘brave,’ and our penalty corner defense was just that, especially the first runner. Our mentality is that a penalty corner against us is a counterattack scoring opportunity. Defenders…

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