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U.S. Paralympic National Team Drops Final Group Stage Game 4-0 Against Great Britain

LONDON (Sept. 5, 2012) – The U.S. Paralympic National Team lost 4-0 against host Great Britain in its final group game in Pool B on Wednesday at the 2012 Paralympics at Riverbank Arena in London.

Despite holding Great Britain to just one goal in the first half, George Fletcher, Ibz Diallo and Jonny Paterson all scored in a 16-minute span ending the second half to give Great Britain the win.

Alex Hendricks, making his first appearance for the U.S. at this year’s Paralympics, stopped eight shots in goal. The 16-year old did well to keep the USA in the match during his first minutes of the tournament.

Through the end of group play, captain Josh McKinney, midfielder Rene Renteria and forward Marthell Vazquez have played every minute for the U.S.

The USA next faces a playoff classification match on Friday, Sept. 7, to determine whether the team will play its final match for fifth or seventh place on Sunday, Sept. 9.


-U.S. Paralympic National Team Match Report-

Match: U.S. Paralympic National Team vs. Great Britain
Date: Sept. 5, 2012
Competition: 2012 Paralympics – Pool B
Venue: Riverbank Arena – London, England
Attendance: 12,274

Scoring Summary: 1 2 F
USA                         0 0 0
GBR                         1 3 4

GBR – James Richmond                    20th minute
GBR – George Fletcher                      44
GBR – Ibz Diallo                                53
GBR – Jonny Paterson                       60

USA: 12-Alex Hendricks; 4-Chad Jones (3-Jerreme Wade, 59), 5-Bryce Boarman (11-Tyler Bennett, 46); 7-Adam Ballou, 9-Josh McKinney (capt.), 10-Marthell Vazquez; 8-Rene Renteria
Subs not used: 2-Gavin Sibayan, 6-Chris Ahrens
Head Coach: Jay Hoffman

GBR: 1-Craig Connell; 2-Blair Glynn, 5-James Richmond; 6-Alistair Patrick-Heselton, 7-Michael Barker (capt.) (10-Jonny Paterson, 45); 9-George Fletcher, 11-Ibz Diallo
Subs Not Used: 13-Billy Thompson, 3-Matthew Ellis, 8-Martin Sinclair
Head coach: Lyndon Lynch

Stats Summary: USA / GBR
Shots: 17 / 18
Shots on Goal: 4 / 12
Saves: 8 / 4
Fouls: 9 / 17

Misconduct Summary:

Referee: Alvaro Azeredo Quelhas (BRA)
Assistant Referee 1: David Davies (GBR)
Assistant Referee 2: Hayley Ives (GBR)
Fourth Official: Keith Stroud (GBR)