Monday, June 25, 2012

USA Ends Series with a Tie - Time for the Olympic Celebration!

I know you all tuned in to Saturday's game between the US and Argentina, and what a game! It was obvious to all of us watching that the US is a force to be reckoned with! The girls looked fit, energized, and most importantly: passionate! Its hard to not get excited about the US' chances in the upcoming Olympic Games. They have met every challenge that they have faced front on with determination and passion. It was great to see all of the US's patriotic fans dressed up to support the girls in the heat. Even though the game ended in a tie, 2-2, it is great to see the progress that the US team has made. I know we will all be awaiting the next rematch between this two teams in London!
Life-Size Cardboard cut-outs of the Olympic Team

After the game, the Olympic team was finally able to celebrate at the Olympic Celebration dinner. Harrow was of course there to partake in the festivities

Below Harrow's Rachel Dawson is accompanied by fellow Olympians and University of North Carolina teammates Amy Tran-Swensen and Katelyn Falgowski. Speaking of Tar-Heels, recently Harrow has become a sponsor of the UNC Field Hockey Team!

In other hockey news, the National Futures Tournament is fully in swing until the 27th, which is the last day of U-19 competition. Good Luck to all participants!
Harrow and Glo Professional Flags lining the National Convention Center
Glo Professional Tent at NFTs 
 Make sure to check out the Harrow and Glo Professional tents at the tournament. Glo Professionals is one main sponsors for the US Team and their products are definitely worth taking a closer look at! Click HERE to go to their website. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

1-1-1

The USA Field Hockey Team fell to Argentina last night, 3-0, which makes the standings: 1 Loss, 1 Tie, 1 Win.This means that Saturday's game is going to be even more intense! Today both teams have an off day before the final, TELEVISED, game on Saturday at 1:30pm ET on NBC Sports Network. Don't forget to set your DVRs! The NBC Camera crews have already started setting up everything at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach. One of the many hockey celebrities that will be there is none other than, HARROW. We are all getting excited not only for the last game of the series, but also for the National Futures Tournament!! Make sure that you check out the Harrow tent to get lots of cool gear!! 


Make sure to follow HarrowFH via Twitter for updates from the National Training Center! Whether you are competing, spectating, or coaching make sure to stop by the Harrow Tent at the tournament! 

GO USA!        GET YOUR HARROW ON!!!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

USA Leads Series Against Argentina

Last night was the second game of the 4-game series between the USA and Argentina, and we are happy to report that the good guys won, 2-1! The first US goal was scored by Paige Selenski in the first half. For Caroline Nichols, it was a chance to play on her college field, and it definitely proved to be an advantage. With just 4:55 left on the clock, Nichols scored on a drag flick to put the US up 2-0. The US will be playing their next series match at Old Dominion University again tonight, at 8pm. It will be a quick turnaround, but both teams will be ready for the challenge.

Admission is free, so if you are in the Virginia Beach area head over to Powhatan Field to check tonight's game. Come cheer on the USA! Also, don't forget about NBC's televised coverage of Saturday's final series game between the US and Argentina at 1:30pm. The last game is being held at the National Training Center in Virginia Beach.

USA field hockey just posted a few pictures from the first two games. Check it out here

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Game 1 vs. ARGENTINA

Last night's match against Argentina ended in a draw at 1-1. At the end of the first half the score was 0-0, with both teams' goalies were making incredible saves. In the second half the rain started to fall, but the US fans were prepared and stayed to watch and cheer on the team. Katie O'Donnell scored the lone goal for the US with 19 minutes on the clock in the second half. Not long after, Argentina's Noel Barriouevo scored the equalizer with 10 minutes on the clock, to leave the game at a 1-1 tie.

Charlottesville's NBC29 was at the game and were able to put together a great highlight video of yesterday night's game. To check it out click HERE  

The girls have now traveled to Virginia Beach to compete in tomorrow's rematch game at 5pm, which is being held at Old Dominion University. The girls are excited for another chance to play Team Argentina, and what better way than with a swarm of USA fans in the stands! We will all be cheering them here at Harrow!

Following the NBC Broadcast game on June 23rd, USA Field Hockey is hosting the 2012 Olympic Celebration for athletes, coaches, fans, friends, parents, etc. The celebration will have live entertainment, food, and hockey highlights. During the celebration, the US Olympic Team will be presented and will be outfitted in the very cool HARROW issued "Olympic Celebration Jerseys".  If you are wanting more information on the televised game on June 23rd or want to get tickets for the celebration head over to the USA Field Hockey site to purchase tickets . The game and celebration will be held at the Virginia Beach Convention Center. Tickets are 55$ for Adults and 25$ for kids under 12. All players competing in the National Futures Championship and Futures Elite Championship will receive a complementary ticket to the Celebration!

GO USA!

Monday, June 18, 2012

Game Day

Today is the date of the first game of the four game series between the US and Argentina. The game is set for tonight at 8pm and will take place at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. For those of you that cannot wait until tonight, or happen to be farther away from Charlottesville than you would like, here is a highlight video of PanAm Final between the US and Argentina from this fall. Enjoy!


 The University of Virginia will be a homecoming for US players Paige Selenski and Michelle Vittese, who have put their college studies on hold for a year to train and prepare for these upcoming Olympic Games. Here's hoping the blue turf of the Cavaliers' field will prove to be an advantage for the US Team tonight!

GO USA!

Friday, June 15, 2012

USA One Step Closer to London Games

"I walked in and sat down. Lee's lips moved as his words filled the air. My eyes watered and tears fell," words from Harrow's Rachel Dawson's recent blog post for  ESPN W's Blog  about the recent announcement of the 16-player roster for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.  In the post, Rachel talks about the nerve-wracking selection process that the US National Team Coaches make to narrow the normally 25 player team, to only 16. Every athlete has a dream to one day represent their country in an Olympic games, and even though Rachel represented the US in Beijing, she writes about how she believes you can never be too confident when it comes to the selection process. 


After securing their spot in the London Olympics this past October by winning the PanAm Games with a win over top ranked Argentina, the buzz about the US Team has continued to grow. While the Olympics may be a few months away, the US will be playing a four-game series against Argentina June 18-23 at various sites. The game schedule is the following:


June 18 - University of Virginia : 8pm 
June 20 - Old Dominion University : 5pm 
June 21 - Old Dominion University : 8pm
June 23 - National Training Center in Virginia Beach : 1:30pm Broadcast by NBC ET Live


The game on the 23rd is going to be broadcast on NBC 1:30-3:30pm ET Live. This is great step for the sport of field hockey in the US, and we encourage everyone to tune in! The competition should be fierce. 


Harrow wishes the 16 players on the Olympic team the best of luck. We have been and will continue to be cheering you all on!  Click here , for more information about the newly selected US Team roster and more information about the US National team. 


GO USA!

Harrow is excited to be one of the US Team sponsors. Check out Harrow's line of Elite Sticks for the next time you want to compete like an Olympian. Harrow Sports . 


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