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News for 16 September 2023

All the news for Saturday 16 September 2023

Speedy Tigers aim high at Asian Games

By Jugjet Singh

Pic courtesy form MHC

KUALA LUMPUR: During the recent Hangzhou Asian Games flag-handing ceremony, nobody dared to announce where the gold, silver and bronze medals would come from — a move to prevent undue pressure on the athletes.

Mirnawan's men going for a cruise in Hangzhou

By Jugjet Singh

Team manager Datuk Mirnawan Nawawi expects Thailand, Oman and Indonesia to pack their semi-circle in an attempt to keep the score low. China are also expected to rely on counter attacks while defending in numbers. -FILE PIC

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian hockey team will leave their brakes at home as they plan to cruise on fifth gear at the Gongshu Canal Hockey Field highway in Hangzhou at the Asian Games from Sept 24.

Hanis grateful to be back after suspension

Hanis expressed her gratitude for the opportunity to prove herself again with the national team. - Bernama pic

KUALA LUMPUR: A wiser Hanis Nadiah Onn is making her comeback to the national women's hockey team for the upcoming Hangzhou Asian Games.

‘Over the moon after making my father's dream come true,’ says Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke on being named in the Asian Games squad

The 19-year-old is looking to return home from the 19th Asian Games Hangzhou 2022 with a medal

Bengaluru: Indian Women’s Hockey Team midfielder Vaishnavi Vitthal Phalke hails from a small village named Asu in Satara, Maharashtra. Although her father, Vitthal Phalke, is a farmer, he was once a wrestler who participated in Kersari Kusthi, a regional wrestling competition in Maharashtra. His dream of winning the competition went unfulfilled, but his passion for sports lives on through his daughter.

‘All those years of struggle and sacrifice has paid off,’ says Indian Women’s Hockey Team goalkeeper Bichu Devi on being named in the Asian Games squad

The Manipur-born goalkeeper has 14 international caps to her name

Bengaluru: Growing up in Manipur, a state that has a deep-rooted passion for football, it came as no surprise that Bichu Devi Kharibam aspired to become a footballer. But destiny had other plans for her. “Hailing from Manipur, it was natural for me to opt for football. I loved playing the sport. But it was my father who suggested that I should try my hands at hockey as it was not making it into the football team. He told me that if I don’t like hockey, it will be okay and I can always come back for football," Bichu recalled.  

Japan in the hockey event in Asian Games

By Tariq Ali

The historical records and statistics of the Japanese men's hockey team in Asian Games. Japan won one gold medal and two bronze medal.

Year Venue.       Pld--W--L--D---GF--GA Rank
1958 Tokyo.           4---0---3---1------0-----13--4th
1962 Jakarta.        6---2---3---1------8-----15--4th
1966 Bangkok.      5---3---1---1------6-------3--3rd
1970 Bangkok.      5---3---2---0------5-------4--3rd
1974 Tehran          6---2---3---1------9-------9--4th
1978 Bangkok.      5---1---3---1------6-------6--4th
1982 New Delhi.   5---2---3---0----13-----26--4th
1986 Seoul.           6---4---2---0----22-------8--5th
1990 Beijing.         6---1---5---0------9-----21--6th
1994 Hiroshima.   6---2---3---1-----7-----15--4th
1998 Bangkok.      6---2---2---2---18-----10--4th
2002 Busan.          5---2---3---0---12-----13--6th
2006 Doha.            5---4---1---0---20-------4--5th
2010 Guangzhou  6---3---3---0---26-----16--6th
2014 Incheon.       5---2---2---1---23-------9--6th
2018 Jakarta.       7---5---1---1---37------17--1st

Highest Scores of the Match
Japan 13-0 Singapore, Incheon, 2014
Japan 13-0 Hong Kong, Jakarta, 2018
Japan 13-1 Oman, Guangzhou, 2010
Japan 12-1 Hong Kong, Doha, 2006
Japan 11-0 Sri Lanka, Jakarta, 2018
Japan 10-0 Thailand, Seoul, 1986

Most Individual Goals in a Match
6 goals - Takahiko Yamabori, Japan 12-1 Hong Kong, Doha, 2006
6 goals - Takahiko Yamabori, Japan 13-1 Oman, Guangzhou, 2010

Most Individual Goals in an Edition
12 goals - Takahiko Yamabori, Japan, Doha, 2006

The historical records and statistics of the Japanese women's hockey team in Asian Games. Japan won one gold medal, three silver medals and three bronze medals.

Year Venue.       Pld--W--L--D--GF--GA--Rank
1982 New Delhi     5---2---3---0----14------6--4th
1986 Seoul.            5---3---1---1----17------3--2nd
1990 Beijing.          5---3---1---1----17------6--3rd
1994 Hiroshima.    5---3---1---1----11------5--2nd
1998 Bangkok.       7---4---2---1----16----10--4th
2006 Busan            4---3---1---0----10------8--3rd
2006 Doha.             7---5---1---1----35------3--2nd
2010 Guangzhou   7---5---2---0----21------8--3rd
2014 Incheon.        5---2---3---0----23------5--3rd
2018 Jakarta.         6---6---0---0----28------4--1st

Highest Scores of the Match
Japan 14-0 Hong Kong, Incheon, 2014
Japan 11-0 Hong Kong, New Delhi, 1982
Japan 11-0 Chinese Taipei, Jakarta, 2018
Japan 12-0 Chinese Taipei, Doha, 2006

Most Individual Goals in a Match
5 goals - Hazuki Nagai, Japan 11-0 Chinese Taipei, Jakarta, 2018

Most Individual Goals in an Edition
12 goals - Kaori Chiba, Japan, Doha, 2006

Sarah Wilson and Martin Madden appointed to third Olympics

Scottish umpires Sarah Wilson and Martin Madden have both been selected for the upcoming Olympic Games, in Paris. It will be a third Olympics appearance for both, and further cements Scotland’s status as producing some of the best officials in world hockey.

MHC contemplates hosting Paris Olympic qualifier

By Jugjet Singh

KUALA LUMPUR: The Malaysian Hockey Confederation (MHC) is considering the possibility of hosting the Paris Olympic qualifier, replacing Pakistan, if the Speedy Tigers fail to secure the gold medal at the Hangzhou Asian Games, which begin next week.

Men’s National Team coaches lead connected group towards Pan American Games

Patrick Tshutshani and Geoff Matthews highlight importance of unified men’s hockey program in Canada

In 2021, Patrick Tshutshani led the Canadian Junior Women’s National Team to Pan American gold. Two years on, he is hoping for the same result this October in Santiago as he leads the Men’s National Team to the upcoming Pan American Games.

SA Hockey announce the SA Hockey Men Talent Squad for 2023/24

South African Hockey has today announced the Talent Squad for the 2023/24 period. The squad of 15 players supplements the High-Performance squad of 32 announced two weeks ago and includes players earmarked for significant future involvement in the national programme.

Premier Division Hockey Returns for 2023/24

The 2023/24 gets underway on 16 September with 12 matches taking places across England with the top tier hockey clubs getting their season campaigns started.

England Hockey season preview: club exposure, GMS promise and remembering Grace

The sport opens the 2023/24 season this weekend at elite level, while hockey tackles a higher profile and remembers the life of Grace Kumar

By Rod Gilmour

Old Georgians are in EHL action and will play a one-off Thursday night game this season PIC: GRAEME WILCOCKSON

The English season kicks off this weekend when the men’s and women’s Premier Division clubs begin their campaigns ahead of the National League openers and other Area counties next week. September is certainly upon us.

Cardiff & Met's Premier Division debut to boost whole of Welsh hockey - Hawker

Cardiff & Met won promotion thanks to an unbeaten record at home in the league in 2022-23

Cardiff & Met hockey club's first season in the Premier Division will benefit the whole of Welsh hockey, according to Wales captain Luke Hawker.

NCAA Division 1 results - 16 September

Carolina Earns Shutout In ACC FH Opener

Pleun Lammers (30) and the Tar Heels celebrated a 2-0 win over Louisville.

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – North Carolina scored early and late and defended all afternoon to earn a 2-0 win over No. 4 Louisville Friday in the Atlantic Coast Conference field hockey opener for both teams. With more than 100 program alums in the Karen Shelton Stadium stands as the Tar Heels celebrated Alumni Day, UNC got goals from senior Kiersten Thomassey and freshman Charly Bruder to notch the victory.

North Carolina field hockey team delivers No. 4 Louisville first defeat of season, 2-0

By Riley Kennedy

UNC junior midfielder/forward Lisa Slinkert (19) attempts a shot during the UNC field hockey game against Louisville on Friday, Sept. 15, in the Karen Shelton Stadium. Photo by Adrian Tillman / The Daily Tar Heel

The No. 2 UNC field hockey team (5-1, 1-0 ACC) defeated No. 4 Louisville (6-1, 0-1 ACC) 2-0 at Karen Shelton Stadium on Friday.

Temple Field Hockey takes down UConn to open conference play

Tess Muller’s late-game goal broke the scoreless tie and gave Temple its third straight win.

Colin Schofield

Temple Field Hockey beat the University of Connecticut in Howarth Field for their fifth win on the season. | ROBERT JOSEPH CRUZ / THE TEMPLE NEWS

Temple Field Hockey (5-2, 1-0 Big East Conference) defeated UConn (1-6, 0-1 Big East) 1-0 Friday afternoon at Howarth Field. The win marked the Owls’ third straight victory and first conference win of the season.

#6 Field Hockey Drops ACC Opener at #9 Duke

DURHAM, N.C. – Opening ACC play on Friday night, the No. 6 Syracuse University field hockey team suffered a 4-0 setback at No. 9 Duke.

Ohio Field Hockey Falls to Ball State

ATHENS, Ohio — The Ohio field hockey team took a tough overtime loss to Ball State 2-1 in its first Mid-American Conference match of the season.

UMass field hockey defeats St. Louis, 3-1, in conference play

By Owen Shelffo

Mali Herberhold leads the charge in the Atlantic 10 opener Kayla Wong Daily Collegian (2023)

The Massachusetts field hockey team took care of business Friday against St. Louis in a 3-1 victory. UMass (5-2, 1-0 Atlantic 10) had goals from three different players in the effort.

Minutewomen Open A-10 Play With 3-1 Victory Over Saint Louis

Photo by: Thom Kendall - UMass Athletics

AMHERST, Mass. -- Massachusetts (5-2, 1-0) found their offensive rhythm against Saint Louis (1-5, 0-1) earning a 3-1 win on Friday afternoon in Maryland Heights, Missouri. The UMass A-10 opener was full of offense, as three different Minutewomen found the net to help UMass earn their fifth victory of the season.

No. 12 Penn State Drops 2 OT Thriller to No. 10 Rutgers in B1G Field Hockey Opener

Scarlet Knights score early in second extra stanza to grab conference win

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State Nittany Lion field hockey team (4-3, 0-1 B1G), ranked No. 12 in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Coaches Poll, dropped a tough double-overtime thriller to No. 10 Rutgers (7-0, 1-0 B1G) in the Big Ten opener for both teams. The Scarlet Knights scored early in the second extra period to grab a 1-0 victory on the opening night of Big Ten play.

#13 Field Hockey Opens Conference Play With 2-0 Shutout of VCU

Hailey Bitters scored the opening goal on Friday

MERION STATION, Pa. – A pair of second half goals led the 13th-ranked Saint Joseph's field hockey team to a 2-0 win over VCU in the first Atlantic 10 matchup of the season for both teams.

Field Hockey falls to #19 Delaware in conference opener

On Friday, Sept. 15, the Hofstra University field hockey team lost in their Coastal Athletic Association (CAA) conference opener to #19 Delaware by a score of 1-0. The Pride falls to 3-4 on the season and 0-1 in the CAA, while The Fightin’ Blue Hens improve to 4-3.  Hofstra is now 7-31 all-time against Delaware, with Pride’s most recent win dating back to 2014.

Field Hockey Drops Ivy League Opener to Cornell

Bloom nets lone Lions goal

NEW YORK — Columbia field hockey fell to Cornell, 3-1, on Friday night at Columbia Field Hockey Complex.

Field Hockey Shows Road Grit But Falls 3-1 At Miami

Tierney Scores, but Second Half Goals Push Reigning MAC Champs Past Lancers

OXFORD, Ohio – Longwood field hockey brought grit and perseverance on the road on Friday to open conference play. Unfortunately for the Lancers, two late goals by reigning MAC champ Miami were enough to edge the Lancers (2-5, 0-1 MAC) 3-1.

Field Hockey Captures A-10 Opener in Overtime at Davidson

DAVIDSON, N.C. – The University of Richmond Field Hockey kicked off the Atlantic 10 Conference season with a 3-2 overtime victory over Davidson College Friday night at Belk Turf Field. The win marks the Spiders ninth-straight victory over the Wildcats in program history.

Bryant downs Stonehill, 4-2, on Friday

SMITHFIELD, R.I. -- Brittany Gouws scored a pair of goals and finished with five points to lead the Bryant University field hockey team to a 4-2 victory over Stonehill on Friday afternoon.

Bryant Holds Off Field Hockey, 4-2

Gouws pair puts Bulldogs on top, hold back Skyhawks rally with two Hickey markers

Hickey scored two second half goals to spark a late comeback effort (PHOTO BY Brian Foley)

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (September 15, 2023) – Bryant University grabbed a three-goal lead early in the third quarter and then held off a Stonehill College rally for a 4-2 triumph in a non-conference field hockey matchup at the Bryant Field Hockey Complex this afternoon.

Drexel Falls Short in CAA Opener at Monmouth

WEST LONG BRANCH, NJ - Drexel battled Monmouth for all sixty minutes but ultimately fell, 1-0, in the CAA opener on Friday afternoon. Following the contest, the series between the opponents is tied at 4-4.  

Field Hockey Wins Over Queens 1-0

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – On Friday afternoon, the Lindenwood field hockey team (1-3) faced off against Queen's University of Charlotte (0-7). The Lions would win over the Royals 1-0.

Michigan State Opens Big Ten Play Sunday Against No. 17 Ohio State

EAST LANSING, Mich.— MSU hasn't traveled much recently as it hosts the third of five straight home games against no. 17 Ohio State in a televised B1G matchup to open conference play. The Spartans look to get back in the win column after they fell to Stanford 3-2 in a back-and-forth overtime matchup.

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