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July 28, 1999

WINNIPEG, Canada – Cavalier All-American Michelle Vizzuso(Fairfield, N.J./West Essex) and the rest of the USA field hockey teamfought a tough match against favored Canada in Winnipeg today and came offthe field with a 1-0 victory. Kris Fillat’s goal in the 49th minute of playbroke a scoreless tie and the USA defense held on for the win, giving theAmericans a 2-0 mark in pool play. Canada, one of the medal favorites, fellto 1-2 in the tournament.

Only the gold medal winner gets an automatic bid to the SydneyOlympics in 2000. With the win, the USA should finish in the top two and bein contention for the gold in the final day of competition. The Stars andStripes will face the heavily favored Argentine team, the defendingchampions, on Thursday, July 29.

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