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Women's Field Hockey: Katie Bam Leads US Over India

Bam scored two goals for Team USA



    Women's Field Hockey: Katie Bam Leads US Over India
    Dario Lopez-Mills/AP
    United States' Katie Bam, right, celebrates with teammate Michelle Vittese after scoring against India during a women's field hockey match at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 11, 2016.

    The United States' women's field hockey team remained unbeaten in Rio on Thursday, defeating India, 3-0, in a Pool B matchup.

    Katie Bam led the way for the U.S., as usual, scoring two goals. Melissa Gonzalez, hailing from Westchester, New York, added a goal in the fourth quarter.

    Goalie Jackie Briggs notched her first shoutout of the Games India after allowing a single goal in each of the team's first three matches.

    The United States is now 4-0 and has clinched a slot in the quarterfinals.

    In the team's last game, against Japan, Bam collected a hat trick as the U.S. maintained full control of the game, starting with a Gonzalez goal in the first minute.

    Not long after, Bam -- a Pennsylvania native who played for the University of Maryland -- kicked into gear by deflecting a pass high into the cage that flew over Japan goalkeeper Sakiyo Asano.

    With two minutes left before halftime, the U.S ran another tricky play on a penalty corner attempt that had Katie Reinprecht taking the shot -- and scoring.

    It didn't take much time for Jill Witmer to score the fourth goal of the game, but the Cherry Blossoms finally scored in the fourth quarter on a penalty corner attempt when Mie Nakashima sneaked one into the corner of the cage.

    Bam had an answer for that, using incredible stick skills to weave through two Japan defenders and fire one in to take a four-goal lead. She finished off the scoring with another field goal before heading to the bench.