In an exciting first game of men’s field hockey pool play, Argentina came back to tie the Netherlands 3-3.
The two teams stayed even at one goal each through the first half of the game. The Dutch had a breakout third quarter beginning with a goal from Mink van der Weerden off of a penalty corner.
Goal number three for the Dutch came in the 42nd minute from Seve van Ass. He received a cross while wide open in front of the goal and tapped the ball easily into the corner of the net. This put the Dutch ahead by two heading into the fourth quarter.
Argentina would not go down easy. The fight began with Los Leones converting on a penalty corner to cut the deficit to just one goal with plenty of game left to make a run. They continued to pound at the Netherlands defense and tied it all up at three goals after Matias Paredes scored off of a wild bounce of the ball.
Men's pool play continues with India and Ireland, which you can stream live right here on NBCOlympics.com.