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Field hockey: American run ends with quarterfinal loss to Germany

CORRECTION Rio Olympics Hockey Women

CORRECTS GERMANY’S PLAYER NAME - Germany’s Marie Mavers, behind, celebrates after scoring against the United States during a women’s field hockey quarter final match at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)


A terrific run for the United States women’s field hockey team ended in the quarterfinals on Monday in Rio.

An overturned goal didn’t help things, but goals were hard to come by in the 2-1 loss to Germany.

Katelyn Falgowski netted a late goal off a Germany defender for the lone U.S. tally.

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Marie Mavers and Lisa Altenburg scored for Germany, while USA star goalie Jackie Kintzer Briggs was credited with five saves in the loss.

Germany took a late penalty,

The Germans were 2W-1D-2L in Group A, while the Americans went 4W-1L in Group B.

USA finished 12th at the London Games, and picked up its only medal with a bronze finish in 1984.

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