Central York grad Lauren Moyer scores again, helps U.S. women win Pan Am bronze medal

  • Lauren Moyer is a member of the U.S. Women's National Field Hockey Team.
  • The American team won bronze medals at the Pan Am Games in Lima, Peru.
  • Moyer scored five goals in six games for the U.S. team, which finished 5-1.
Lauren Moyer

Central York High School graduate Lauren Moyer is a Pan American Games bronze medalist.

Moyer helped the United States Women's National Field Hockey Team to a third-place finish in the event in Lima, Peru.

The No. 13 Americans rolled past No. 15 Chile 5-1 on Friday to finish the tournament with a 5-1 overall record, including a 3-0 mark en route to the Pool B crown.

Moyer scored the game's first goal on Friday. She finished the tournament with five goals in six games. The only game when Moyer didn't register a score came in a 2-0 semifinal loss on Tuesday vs. No. 18 Canada.

Moyer, a former standout for the University of North Carolina, now has nine goals in 69 career appearances with the national team. She entered the Pan Am Games with four career goals for the U.S. team.

Moyer was one of 10 Pennsylvania players on the 16-member American team, which trains at nearby Spooky Nook Sports Complex in Lancaster County.

Canada fell to No. 3 Argentina 5-1 in the gold-medal game. That victory gave Argentina a berth into the 2020 Summer Olympic Games in Tokyo.

The American team is still hoping to earn a berth for the Tokyo Games during an Olympic Qualifying Event. The U.S. team will find out its opponent for that event after the completion of the last continental championship, the Oceania Cup, that concludes Sept. 8.

The American team hopes to make a return to the Olympics after the squad finished fifth in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Reach Steve Heiser at sheiser@yorkdispatch.com.