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First Olympics for UConn's Gonzalez

The two-time All-American helped guaranteed the U.S. Field Hockey team a spot in London.



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    Melissa Gonzalez, a two-time All-American at UConn, is playing in her first Olympics.

    UConn alum Melissa Gonzalez and her U.S. field hockey teammates made the most of their opportunity to even their record at the Olympics on Tuesday.

    The team beat Argentina 1-0.  It's the same opponent Team USA beat to secure a spot in the London Games.

    The U.S. lost its first game Sunday against Germany 2-1.

    Gonzalez, scored a pivotal goal in the game that guaranteed Team USA a spot in the Olympics. She was a two-time All American at UConn. This is her first Olympic appearance.

    Something to watch for the field hockey games is creating a buzz in London. For the first time in Olympic history, field hockey is being played on a blue field. In hopes of making the game easier to watch for spectators, the decision was made to change from green turn and a white ball to blue turf and a yellow ball.