SANTIAGO, CHILE – Former Duke University field hockey player Jillian Wolgemuth helped the United States Women’s National Field Hockey Team finish atop Pool B at the 2022 Pan American Cup with a 3-0 record in Round 1 action.
The United States beat Trinidad and Tobago 13-0 in their opening match and secured a thrilling 3-1 win over Canada in the toughest pool game. The United States wrapped up the action on Saturday afternoon, earning a 20-0 win over Peru.
Ranked 15th in the FIH World Rankings, the United States beat 14th-placed Canada. Peru is 34th and T&T 39th. The three goals scored by the US against Canada are the only ones they have allowed in pool play.
Wolgemuth started the first two games for the United States, helping to post a shutout against T&T and allowing just one goal against the North American rivals.
Taking the place in Pool B, the United States secured a place in the semi-finals on Thursday January 27 against the winner between Chile and Trinidad and Tobago. Chile, ranked 19th in the world, went 1-1 in Pool A, losing to Argentina and beating Uruguay.
The first hit for the United States in the semifinals is set for 4:30 p.m. The league game is scheduled for January 29 at 4:30 p.m.
The Pan American Cup is an international indoor field hockey competition for men and women organized by the Pan American Hockey Federation (PAHF). This event is a direct qualifier for the FIH World Cup of Hockey, with the top three teams earning a spot in the tournament.