May 23, 2022

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The Lions fell to New Zealand in a difficult start - peel

The Lions fell to New Zealand in a difficult start – peel

Lions lose in Tokyo 2020 field hockey (Photo: AFP)

The Argentine women’s grass hockey team lost 3-0 to New Zealand at the 2020 Olympics in Los Leonas, Tokyo.

The Argentine team, led by Carlos Redegi, was unable to take advantage of the six narrow corners, instead the New Zealanders took advantage of their chances, halfway through the last two quarters (they went 0-0) through Kelsey Smith, Hope Ralph and Holly Pearson.

Argentina, who won silver medals in Sydney 2000 and London 2012, and bronze medals in Athens 2004, will be looking for heroes again after finishing seventh in RAW 2016 in these games, playing again against Spain on Monday at 7 p.m.

At the Oi Hockey Stadium in the Japanese capital, Los Leonas was created with Bell Susi; Valentina Costa Pionei, Valentina Raboso, Augustina Corcellani, Noel Barionevo; Eugenia Trincinetti, Agostina Alonso, Victoria Sauce; Delphina Merino, Mara Jose Granato and Augustina Alberto. Then came Docalino, Sanchez Mokia, Victoria Granato, Michele Redegui and Julietta Jangunas.

Second in the FIH rankings, Argentina will appear against Spain; China (Wednesday 28, 7 p.m.); Japan (Thursday 29, 8:45 am) and Australia (Saturday 30, 11:45 pm) in the group stage.

If they finish in the top four they will qualify for the quarterfinals. In other matches in the region, Australia beat Spain 3-1 and China beat local Japan 4-3.

“It was a blow because we played a good game, it didn’t open the goal for us. They came in twice and scored two goals and changed the game. I have to learn everything. I think the team played well. 3-0. We will play against Spain in an hour, “Sabah Redegui told public television.

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According to her, Noel Barionovo, one of the most experienced, said: “There is little recovery time. We need to think about Spain. They were useful when they came, we were not, that’s the difference.”