The United States women’s field hockey team, winners of their Group B opener against Argentina Saturday, will return to the field Monday for their second group match. The Americans take on Australia, which lost its opener, in a match that begins at 9:00 a.m. Eastern. While the Hockeyroos did lose to Great Britain 2-1 in their opener, they entered the Olympic tournament ranked third in the world.
Jodie Kenny will lead the way for Australia while Katie Reinprecht and Michelle Kasold, who scored the two goals in the win over Argentina, are among those who will look to lead the United States to a second consecutive victory.
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The U.S. and Australia last met in the bronze medal match of the 2016 Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy tournament, with the Americans winning a match that required a shootout to be decided. That will be the first of eight matches to be played at the field hockey venue, with all 12 women’s teams scheduled to compete.
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There will also be two matches in the men’s tournament, with Germany taking on India and Canada facing Argentina. The Canadians will play their second match of the competition Monday, and they’ll look to rebound from a 6-2 loss to Germany in their opener.