U.S. Women's National Team to Host Chile in May for Test Series
11 Apr, 2016
The U.S. Women's National team will host Chile in a three-match test series at Spooky Nook Sports, the Home of Hockey in Lancaster County, Pa. in May. This international series against Chile is part of Team USA’s preparatory matches before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and another opportunity to support the team’s journey.
"We are looking forward to hosting Chile at Spooky Nook Sports in May," said Craig Parnham, USWNT Head Coach. "The three-game series will present us with another opportunity to assess our group in a competitive environment as we approach the Olympic Games in August. It also provides a chance for the local community to come and watch international hockey here in Lancaster and support the Olympic team as we move into the final phases of preparation before the Rio Olympic Games."
The last meeting between the two teams was at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. The USWNT was tested defensively in the match but held full-field composure and early scoring helped lead the team to a 2-0 victory in their second pool play match.
After several training weeks, the USWNT is ready to face another challenge as they do everything possible to prepare for the Olympic Games. This series will be played on the outdoor AstroTurf field at Spooky Nook Sports.
Tickets for the Chile series will go on sale Wednesday, April 13 at 12 p.m. EST and will be for sale on usafieldhockey.com. USA Field Hockey members will have an exclusive 48 hour pre-sale ticket opportunity Monday, April 11 at 12 p.m. EST to Wednesday, April 13 at 12 p.m. EST.
USA vs Chile Series Schedule:
Saturday, May 14 USA vs Chile, 7:30 p.m. EST
Tuesday, May 17 USA vs Chile, 7:30 p.m. EST
Thursday, May 19 USA vs Chile, 7:30 p.m. EST
Tickets are $10 for discounts (children under 18, senior citizens and military), $18 for adults (USA Field Hockey Members) and $20 for adults (general public). There will be an option to purchase full series tickets for $25 for discounts, $46 for adults (USA Field Hockey Members) and $50 for adults (general public). Parking is included in the ticket price.
Group tickets will also be available for each game, when 10 or more tickets are purchased from a like ticket category. A match discount will then be applied of $3 off per ticket. This is a great option for clubs, middle and high school teams, collegiate programs or any group of friends wanting to experience international field hockey competition together.
"This will be a chance for hockey fans to see our Olympic athletes at the Home of Hockey as they prepare for the Rio 2016 Games," said Simon Hoskins, USA Field Hockey Executive Director. "The evening games will be under lights and will provide for an exciting atmosphere as Team USA defends their unbeaten streak at their home field stretching back to March 2014."
Stay tuned to www.usafieldhockey.com for more information regarding the Team USA versus Chile series. Learn more about Team USA and their journey to Rio through our Chasing the Dream campaign. #UN1TED
About USA Field Hockey: USA Field Hockey is the national governing body for the sport of field hockey in the United States and is based in Colorado Springs, Colo. USA Field Hockey is committed to providing opportunities for our 25,000 members to participate, develop and excel as players, coaches, umpires and administrators. The U.S. Men's and Women's National Teams strive for competitive excellence in Olympic, Pan American Games, World Cup and other International competitions. USA Field Hockey is a proud member of the U.S. Olympic Committee and the International Hockey Federation. For more information, visit usafieldhockey.com.