May 18, 2013
Las Leonas fail to beat Dutch, win silver
Women's hockey world champions Las Leonas were defeated by title holders Netherlands by 2-0 in the finals of the London 2012 Olympic Games, but they have won Argentina's first silver medal and their fourth consecutive olympic medal.
The Netherlands won their second Olympic hockey gold in a row.
The Dutch, playing in front of a sea of orange fans, took the lead from a penalty corner in the 45th minute.
Argentina's goalkeeper Florencia Mutio saved Maartje Paumen's direct shot but had no chance of stopping Carlien Dirkse van den Heuvel's rebound.
Paumen then scored with a trademark penalty corner - a hard drag flick just below the crossbar - to wrap up the victory.