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News for 18 September 2023

All the news for Monday 18 September 2023

Tirkey confident of hockey success at Asiad

In an exclusive chat with DH, the 54-year-old Tirkey shares his insights on India's chances at the Asian Games, hosting big events and his future plans.

Hita Prakash

Dilip Tirkey. Credit: Special Arrangement.

Known as the ‘Wall of Indian hockey’ during his playing days, Dilip Tirkey became the president of Hockey India a year ago.

'Must make most of opportunity and make it count,' says Indian Women's Hockey Team Chief Coach Janneke Schopman ahead of Asian Games

Janneke Schopman speaks on the upcoming edition of Hangzhou Asian Games on the latest episode of Hockey Te Charcha podcast

Bengaluru: In 2020, when the former Netherlands international Janneke Schopman joined the Indian Women's Hockey Team support staff under then Chief Coach Sjoerd Marijne, the team was preparing for the Tokyo Olympics 2020 as one of the dark horses in the race to a podium finish. Just over three years later, Janneke Schopman will be leading the Indian Women's Hockey Team as Chief Coach in the upcoming edition of the Hangzhou Asian Games, with the Indian Team tipped as the favourites for the prestigious tournament.

Dutch goalkeepers guru gives the thumbs up to Hafizuddin and Zaini

By Jugjet Singh

Goalkeepers guru coach, Martijn Drijver, held his final session with the Malaysian goalkeepers before sending them off to the Asian Games with a double thumbs up. - Pic courtesy from MHC

KUALA LUMPUR: Goalkeepers guru coach, Martijn Drijver, held his final session with the Malaysian goalkeepers before sending them off to the Asian Games with a double thumbs up.

Malaysia in the field hockey event in Asian Games

By Tariq Ali

The historical records and statistics of the Men's Hockey in Asian Games. In the final match of Jakarta Asian Games, 2018 Malaysia drew with Japan in the regulation full time 6-6, unfortunately, Malaysia lost to Japan in the shootout by 1-3.

Year Venue.          Pld--W--L--D--GF-GA 
Won silver medals 
2010 Guangzhou.    6---4---1--1---25---11
2018 Jakarta.           7---4---1--2---49---14
Won bronze medals
1958 Tokyo.              4---0---3--1-----2---15
1962 Jakarta.           5---3---2--0---11-----9
1974 Tehran.            6---3---2--1---18-----7
1978 Bangkok.         5---3---2--0---15---11
1982 New Delhi        6---4---2--0---13-----7
1990 Beijing              6---4---2--0---16---10
2002 Busan.              5---3---2--0---15---14
For fourth position
1966 Bangkok.         5---1---3--1-----7-----1
1970 Bangkok.         5---2---3--0-----8-----8
1986 Seoul.               5---3---2--0---17---13
2006 Doha.                5---3---2--0---17---13
2014 Incheon.           6---3---2--1---20-----9
For fifth position
1994 Hiroshima.      6---3---2--1---19-----9
1998 Bangkok.         7---4---1--2---22-----3
Highest Scores of the Match
Malaysia 16-2 Kazakhstan, Jakarta, 2018
Malaysia 12-2 Oman, Guangzhou 2010
Malaysia 10-0 Thailand, Jakarta, 2018
Malaysia 10-3 Oman, Seoul, 1986
Most Individual Goals in a Match
5 goals - Razie Rahim, Malaysia 16-2 Kazakhstan, 2018
Most Individual Goals in an Edition
10 goals - Razie Rahim (Malaysia), Jakarta, 2018
  9 goals - Razie Rahim (Malaysia) , Incheon, 2014
The historical records and statistics of the women's hockey team of Malaysia in Asian Games
Year Venue.            Pld--W--L--D--GF-GA
Won bronze medal 
1982 New Delhi.         5---3---1--2---17-----8
For fourth position
1986 Seoul.                 5---2---3--0-----9---14
For fifth position
2006 Doha.                 7---3---4--0---13---20
2010 Guangzhou.      7---3---4--0---15---18
2014 Incheon.            4---2---2--0---11-----8
2018 Jakarta.             5---3---1--1---24-----5
Highest Scores of the match
Malaysia 11-0 Chinese Taipei, Jakarta, 2018
Most Individual Goals in a match
5 goals - Nuraini Abdul Rasheed, Malaysia 11-0 Chinese Taipei, Jakarta, 2018
Most Individual Goals in an Edition 
9 goals - Nuraini Abdul Rasheed (Malaysia), Jakarta, 2018


New Zealand's Ford NHC 2023 wraps up with action packed finales

The Ford National Hockey Championship wrapped up this past weekend as Waikato Hockey played host to a week of intense action. Our top domestic tournament brought together some of the nation’s finest athletes, delivering some nail-biting matches, upsets, and moments of brilliance.

Worldwide Hockey results - 18 September

Results from the various leagues around the World (Click on the Previous match day link)

Last season’s top Scottish Premiership sides make a winning start

Not much seems to have changed from last season as the top sides in both the men's and women's Premiership started this season's campaign with a win.

Scottish hockey: Grange start title defence in style

By Nigel Duncan

Grange men celebrate Premiership title after 4-1 win over Capital Watsonians, with Stevie Grubb far right PIC: Nigel Duncan

Grange opened the defence of the men’s Scottish Hockey Premiership with a 3-1 victory over Dundee Wanderers at Fettes, but Western Wildcats signalled their intentions on the opening day of the domestic campaign.

NCAA Division 1 results - 18 September

Field Hockey takes down No. 5 Maryland on the road

Evelyn Walsh

First-year defender Ottilie Sykes scores winning goal with 34 seconds left to defeat No. 5 Maryland 3–2. Photo Courtesy of @TigerFH/Twitter.

Princeton Women’s Field Hockey (2–4 overall, 0–0 Ivy) went on the road with a vengeance to face the No. 5 Maryland Terrapins (6–2, 0–0 Big 10). With only 28 seconds left in the game, the Tigers scored to win 3–2, defeating the Terrapins, notorious for being a field hockey powerhouse.  

ODU Field Hockey Falls To #9 Duke On Sunday

DURHAM, NC – The Old Dominion Field Hockey team fell to #9 Duke on Sunday in Durham, 1-0.

No. 10 Field Hockey Wins Home Opener

Scarlet Knights Improve to 8-0 with 2-0 Win over La Salle

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – No. 10 Rutgers field hockey played its first home game of the 2023 season, and the result was just as positive as during its season opening road trip. The Scarlet Knights defeated La Salle, 2-0, to improve to 8-0 on the season.

No. 12 Penn State Field Hockey Grabs 2-1 Win over Bucknell

Nittany Lions outlast Bison for non-conference victory

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.; Sept. 17, 2023 – The Penn State Nittany Lion field hockey team (5-3, 0-1 B1G), ranked No. 12 in the National Field Hockey Coaches Association (NFHCA) Coaches Poll, grabbed a 2-1 win over visiting Bucknell (3-5) in a non-conference Sunday matinee. The Nittany Lions overcame an early one goal deficit to garner the non-conference victory.

#13 Field Hockey Dominates in 3-1 Win Over #19 Delaware

Lily Santi opened the scoring on Sunday afternoon

MERION STATION, Pa. – The 13th-ranked Saint Joseph's field hockey team controlled the game from whistle to whistle on Sunday afternoon, dismissing #19 Delaware, 3-1, at Ellen Ryan Field.

Michigan State Falls in Overtime to No. 17 Ohio State

EAST LANSING, Mich. – Despite a strong defensive performance, Michigan State dropped an overtime decision to no. 17 Ohio State, 2-1.

Drexel Defeats No. 20 UAlbany in a Shootout Thriller

Photo by: Jim Beaver/Sideline Photos

PHILADELPHIA - Natali Foster scored a pair of goals and Megan Hadfield stood tall in the cage as Drexel defeated the No. 20 UAlbany Great Danes, 4-3, in shootouts from Buckley Field. Drexel improved to 5-3 and collected its first-ranked win this fall. The last ranked win for the Dragons occured on October 9, 2022 in an 1-0 overtime victory over No. 20 William & Mary in Williamsburg, Va.

Guckian Tallies A Hat-Trick as Field Hockey Defeats Northeastern 5-1

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – No. 15 Harvard field hockey (4-2, 1-0 Ivy) defeated Northeastern Sunday afternoon thanks to yet another fourth quarter explosion. Captain Emily Guckian scored three goals for her first career hat-trick to help lift the Crimson to a decisive 5-1 win.

Field Hockey Falls to VCU on Sunday

Lions shutout for first time this season

NEW YORK — Columbia field hockey was blanked by VCU, 2-0, on Pride Day Sunday at Columbia Field Hockey Complex.

Field Hockey Falls 6-1 to Davidson

On Sunday morning, the Lindenwood field hockey team (1-4) faced off against Davidson. The Lions fell 6-1 to the Wildcats.

Dzengelwski scores in double overtime as Maine picks up the win over Stanford, 5-4 on Sunday afternoon

Orono, ME – Dzengelwski scores in double overtime as Maine picks up the win over Stanford, 5-4 on Sunday afternoon.

UMass field hockey defeated in 1-2 loss to UMass Lowell

Minutewomen drop to 1-2 at home

By Lucy Postera

Kayla Wong

For the first time at the Division I level, the Massachusetts field hockey team was topped by the UMass Lowell River Hawks.

Minutewomen Fall To The Red Hawks In Lowell

LOWELL, Mass. -- Massachusetts (5-3, 1-0) fell 2-1 to regional rival UMass Lowell (5-3, 0-0) on Sunday at Wicked Blue Field. Despite excellent defense, especially on penalty corners, the Minutewomen were unable to convert in the offensive third, conceding their first Kennedy Cup in the 10 all-time matchups between the two programs.

Field Hockey Extends Win Streak, Collect Shutout on Road

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – University of Richmond field hockey team jumped out to a quick lead and never relinquished it, extending their win streak to three games with a 4-0 victory over Queens University of Charlotte Sunday at Bessant Field.

Field Hockey Blanks Stonehill, 5-0

Five different Friars found the back of the cage in the balanced attack.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. – The Providence College field hockey team defeated Stonehill, 5-0, on Sunday, Sept. 17 at Lennon Family Field in Providence, R.I. The Friars improved to 4-3 on the season, while Stonehill dropped to 0-7.

Ball State Field Hockey wins home-opener against Saint Louis

By Dane Massey

Ball State field hockey prepare to take on Saint Louis Sept. 17 at Briner Sports Complex. The Cardinals won 2-1 against the Bilikens. Sami Farmer, DN

It was all smiles in Briner Sports Complex as Ball State took down Saint Louis 2-1 to earn the Cardinals’ third win in a row. However, it was the first in front of their hometown fans.

Field Hockey Tops Lehigh in Fourth-Straight Win

Photo by: Zamani Feelings

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The Temple field hockey team earned its fourth-straight win Sunday afternoon, topping Lehigh 2-1 on the road.

No. 5 Maryland field hockey at No. 6 Virginia preview

The Terps look to bounce back after a home loss to Princeton.

By Ryan-Martin

Photo courtesy of Maryland Athletics

After five straight home games, No. 5 Maryland field hockey will be on the road Monday for a top-10 matchup against No. 6 Virginia.

Field Hockey to Visit Holy Cross for Patriot League Opener

The Boston University field hockey team will continue a stretch of four straight road games when it begins Patriot League play against Holy Cross on Monday (Sept. 18).

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