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WorldHockey Olympic Qualifier (Women)

Victoria, Canada - April 26 - May 4, 2008

Italy v Canada

Round-Robin

# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
April 26th, 2008
2 Round-Robin 2:00pm Italy ITA - CAN Canada 2 - 1 (0 - 0) Final    

Match Report

The next game was more balanced with two teams very close in the world rankings, 19th for Italy and 23rd for Canada. The Canadian women were eager to play in front of their home crowd, a rare opportunity for them, and immediately grasped control of the proceedings. They created some dangerous situations in front of the Italian goal after dynamic runs from Tiffany MICHAKUK, but could not capitalize on their chances, including on a couple of penalty-corners. The play progressively became more balanced and Sarah FORBES in the Canadian goal was called twice into action on dangerous shots from the top of the circle.

The game was flowing back and forth, entertaining the large crowd, but settled in the midfield. Italy had a late push in the period, earning a penalty-corner, but half-time was reached without goal.

Canada started the second half with a bang, scoring on a penalty-corner in the second minute of play when Christine DePAPE deflected in goal the initial shot by Andrea RUSHTON. Italy immediately reacted and tied the score, despite been reduced to ten players, when Jasbeer SINGH pounced on a loose ball in the circle and push it in goal. With neither team satisfied with a tie, the game opened up and Italy forced a penalty-corner to take the lead with a direct shot by Chiara TIDDI.

Canada pushed desperately in the final minutes to score an equalizer, but Italy sustained the pressure and earned the gain of a game that could have gone either way.

MAS v IRL (Round-robin)

POOL STANDINGS

Team Pld W D L GD Pts
Round-Robin
South Korea  KOR 5 5 0 0 28 15
Italy  ITA 5 3 1 1 2 10
Ireland  IRL 5 3 0 2 0 9
Canada  CAN 5 2 0 3 -1 6
Malaysia  MAS 5 1 1 3 -6 4
Uruguay  URU 5 0 0 5 -23 0

MATCHES

May 4, 2008
MAS Malaysia
Uruguay URU
IRL Ireland
Canada CAN
KOR South Korea
Italy ITA
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