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USA WOMEN’S GOALBALL DEFEATS DEFENDING CHAMP TURKEY TO FINISH PRELIMINARY PLAY AT TOKYO PARALYMPICS

Quarterfinals begin Tuesday for USA Men’s Goalball TOKYO, Japan (Aug. 30, 2021) – The USA Women’s Goalball Team is heading into the quarterfinal round of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games on a high note after rallying to defeat defending gold medalist Turkey, 4-3, on Monday to close out pool play with a 3-1 record. The U.S. finishes the preliminary round second in Group D and will face the third-seeded Russian Paralympic Committee from Group C in Wednesday’s quarterfinal beginning at 7:30 p.m. local time (6:30 a.m. EDT). “We just kept pushing and staying in our gameplan and just kept going…  Read More

USA MEN’S GOALBALL BOUNCES BACK WITH ROUT OF ALGERIA

Paralympic rookie Calahan Young scores 8 goals in 13-5 win TOKYO, Japan (Aug. 29, 2021) – Two days removed from an 11-1 loss to host nation Japan, the USA Men’s Goalball Team responded with a convincing 13-5 victory over Algeria in preliminary-round play Sunday at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The win guarantees a quarterfinal berth for the U.S. “The Japan game kind of took the air out of our lungs so to speak,” said U.S. Coach Keith Young. “This game we had a great strategy. We played it and we stuck with it.” The game was a seesaw affair…  Read More

USA WOMEN’S GOALBALL SUFFERS FIRST TOKYO PARALYMPICS LOSS TO HOST JAPAN

Amanda Dennis nets both U.S. goals in 3-2 defeat TOKYO, Japan (Aug. 28, 2021) – The USA Women’s Goalball Team lost its first match of the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games Saturday, dropping a tight, defensive contest to host nation Japan, 3-2, in preliminary-round play at Makuhari Messe Hall C. After a scoreless opening seven minutes, Amanda Dennis (Peachtree City, Ga.) broke the deadlock for the Americans with a shot just inside the post, but Japan immediately countered on the next throw to knot the match at 1-1. What proved to be the game’s only penalty on a long ball call…  Read More

USA WOMEN’S GOALBALL IMPROVES TO 2-0 AT TOKYO PARALYMPICS

U.S. men fall to host Japan TOKYO, Japan (Aug. 27, 2021) – The USA Women’s Goalball improved to 2-0 at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games with a convincing 10-0 victory over Egypt on Friday at Makuhari Messe Hall C. The American squad built a 9-0 halftime lead before scoring the clincher three minutes into the second half to end the contest on the 10-goal gap. Amanda Dennis (Peachtree City, Ga.) led the way with four of the team’s first five goals, while Lisa Czechowski (Boonton, N.J.), Eliana Mason (Beaverton Ore.) and Asya Miller (Portland, Ore.) contributed two goals apiece to…  Read More

USA MEN’S GOALBALL RECORDS STATEMENT WIN OVER WORLD CHAMPION BRAZIL

Opening match of Tokyo 2020 tournament goes to U.S., 8-6 TOKYO, Japan (Aug. 26, 2021) – The USA Men’s Goalball Team served notice they are a force to be reckoned with in the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games goalball competition as they opened with an 8-6 victory over defending world champion Brazil on Thursday at Makuhari Messe Hall C. The win came a day after Brazil defeated defending Paralympic champion Lithuania, 11-2. The game also marked the Paralympic Games debut for U.S. Head Coach Keith Young since taking over the program in 2019. “It validates what I’ve asked for when asked…  Read More

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