Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Drops 3-1 Decision to Dutch in Field Hockey's World League Semi-Final

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Canada Drops 3-1 Decision to Dutch in Field Hockey's World League Semi-Final

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Canada drops 3-1 field hockey loss to Dutch

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LONDON - Scott Tupper scored the lone goal for Canada's men's field hockey team in a 3-1 loss to the Netherlands in the World League Semi-Final on Monday.

The 30-year-old from Vancouver converted on a penalty stroke in the final minute of the first half after Brenden Bissett was taken down in the circle by the Dutch 'keeper. The goal sent the game into the second half tied 1-1, but the Dutch -- fourth-place finishers at last summer's Rio Olympics -- added a pair of second-half goals to clinch the victory.

The loss left the No. 11-ranked Canadians in third in Pool B. They face 23rd-ranked Scotland in their final group game on Tuesday. A victory would clinch them third place in their pool, and set up a quarter-final game against the second-place team in Pool A on Thursday. …

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