Posted July 31, 2012 on AP on Fox
The rankings say the United States beating Argentina qualifies as a significant field hockey upset. The Americans disagree. Shannon Taylor scored late in the first half and the US survived some frantic final moments to topple Argentina 1-0 in women's field hockey Tuesday night at the London Olympics, a win that essentially keeps alive the Americans' medal chances. ''I don't think we think about things in terms of upsets any more,'' said US goalie Amy Swensen, who kicked aside one point-blank chance by the world's second-ranked team late in the second half and got plenty of help from teammates down the stretch as well. ''It's wins and losses and we're just trying to win as many as we can right now.'' Both teams are 1-1 in Group B play. ''We had to get a result today to get our tournament back on track,'' said US coach Lee Bodimeade, whose team came to London ranked No. 10 in the world. ''We were prob...
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Taylor lifts US over Argentina in field hockey

Shannon Taylor scored late in the first half and the United States upset Argentina 1-0 in women's field hockey Tuesday night at the London Olympics. The Americans got into the Olympics by stunning Argentina 4-2 in last year's final at the Pan American Games. That was considered the biggest win in U.S. field hockey history. Not anymore, perhaps. The Americans controlled...
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