VAN DER VAART IN FIELD HOCKEY GOLD MEDAL GAME
The Netherlands defeated Argentina, 4-2, in overtime Tuesday in a matchup of former Old Dominion University field hockey All-Americans at the 2004 Summer Olympic Games in Athens.
Neither Macha van der Vaart of The Netherlands nor Marina DiGiacomo of Argentina attempted a shot in the game.
The Netherlands advances to Thursday's gold medal match against Germany. Argentina will play China in Thursday's bronze medal match.
In sailing, former ODU All-American Charlie Ogletree along with John Lovell held on to their top spot in the Tornado race for the U.S. Olympic squad despite two ninth-place finishes (one of which they count as a throwout). The team of Roman Hagara and Hans Steinacher of Austria are one point behind in second place.
The duo has five races left in the 11-race event. The have one first-, two second-, a sixth- and two ninth-place finishes.
This article was posted on: August 24, 2004
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