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The Netherlands' captain Maartje Paumen prepares for her penalty during the Field Hockey World Cup match against Japan, in The Hague, Netherlands, Saturday May 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Patrick Post)
U.S. women beat England in field hockey World Cup
First Published Jun 01 2014 11:16 am • Last Updated Jun 17 2014 05:06 pm

The Hague, Netherlands • The United States upset England 2-1 Sunday in the women’s field hockey World Cup, scoring two early goals and then holding on for a hard-fought victory.

Paige Selenski tipped in a penalty corner in the 3rd minute to put the 10th-ranked U.S. ahead. Kelsey Kolojejchick doubled the lead in the 15th, deflecting in another corner. Kate Richardson-Walsh pulled a goal back for third-ranked England with a 56th-minute penalty corner.

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In another women’s match, China and Germany played out a 1-1 draw.

In the men’s tournament, Germany beat South Africa 4-0 and the Netherlands overcame Argentina 3-1.

New Zealand’s men were playing South Korea later Sunday and Argentina faced South Africa in the final women’s match of the day.

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