Two strikes make Paumen all-time top scorer in Champions Trophy history
Pool A – NED 4-1 JPN
Dutch Maartje Paumen contributed two goals to Netherlands’s 4-1 win over Japan at the Argentina FIH Champions Trophy and became all-time leading scorer in Champions Trophy history on 23 goals. The Netherlands extended their unbeaten streak in Champions Trophy competition to nine matches after defeating Japan in their last match in Pool A. This victory is their longest run without defeat since a nine-match streak between 2006-2008. Having lost all three pool matches, Japan finish last in the table.
It took the Dutch not even six minutes to open the scoring. Kim Lammers (6’) picked up a pass coming from Sabine Mol and sored her 2nd goal of the tournament to lift her career to 20 Champions Trophy goals. Two minutes later the Dutch won a penalty corner which was converted by flicker Paumen (8’) scoring her first goal at Rosario 2012 and equaling German Nadine Ernsting-Krienke as all-time top scorer on 22 Champions Trophy goals. After Japan failed to score from three penalty corners, Akane Shibata (32’) finally put her team on the score-board. It was Japan's first goal against the Dutch in Champions Trophy history as well as their first field goal since Kaori Fujio scored in a 3-3 draw versus China in 2008.
Paumen broke the record in the 44th minute when she flicked in the Dutch’s third penalty corner in this match. Afterwards Lammers (61’) collected her 2nd goal to lift her total to three at Rosario 2012. Japan won another three penalty corners towards the end of the match but couldn't convert.
Match Review 9. Netherlands - Japan 4-1
> Netherlands collect 7 points from 3 matches in Pool A. Their goal difference is +5.
> Japan finish Pool A on 0 points. They will play the top ranked team in Pool B in the quarterfinals.
> Japan are the first team since Korea in 2005 to lose all of their 1st round matches.
> Maartje Paumen scored twice to become the all-time top scorer in Champions Trophy competition on 23 goals, breaking Nadine Ernsting-Krienke’s 5 year old record of 22 CT goals.
> Kim Lammers scored twice to lift her Rosario 2012 total to 3 goals. Lammers’ career total is now on 20 CT goals. In 2007 Lammers also scored in Netherlands' 3-0 CT win over Japan.
> Akane Shibata scored Japan’s first CT field goal since Kaori Chiba scored in Japan’s 3-3 draw vs China in 2008.
> Shibata became the second Japanese player ever to score in a CT match against the Dutch and the first since Kaori Chiba in 2008 (1-0).
> Netherlands converted 2 of penalty corners awarded in this match.
> The Dutch are now on 2 for 15 in the tournament in terms of penalty corners converted.
> The Netherlands have now conceded 3 PC goals from 14 penalty corners awarded against them at Rosario 2012.
> Japan did not convert any of their 6 penalty corners awarded and are now on 1 for 9 in the tournament.
> Japan have now conceded 4 PC goals from 9 penalty corners awarded against them.
Match Preview 9. Netherlands - Japan (January 31st, 12:30pm)
> These teams last met at the 2010 World Cup in Rosario, when Netherland beat Japan 5-2 after leading 5-0, goals scored by Naomi van As, Maartje Paumen (2PC), Lidewij Welten, Kim Lammers and Kaori Fujio (2 FG) for Japan.
> Their last of 2 CT en encounters came in 2008, when Japan beat the Dutch 1-0 through a Kaori Chiba goal (50’). This match is also the last CT match Japan have won.
> Their only other CT meeting came in 2007 when Netherland won 3-0, through goals by Fatima Moreira de Melo, Kim Lammers and Maartje Paumen (PC).
> Netherlands are top of the World Ranking leading Argentina by a margin of only 33 points (2063 vs 2030 points).
> The Dutch are the reigning European champions, Olympic champions and Champions Trophy champions.
> Netherlands have failed to score from 12 penalty corners awarded at Rosario 2012.
> The Dutch have scored 5 goals in 2 matches, all from open play.
> Netherlands have conceded three goals so far, all from penalty corners (1 vs China and 2 vs GB).
> Lidewij Welten is on 2 goals after 2 matches at Rosario 2012. Only GB’s Crista Cullen has scored more (3). Welten is the only player to have scored 2 field goals so far this tournament.
> Marilyn Agliotti and Kim Lammers are both on 5th CT goals against Asian opposition, leading all Dutch players in CT competition.
> At age 32 Marilyn Agliotti is the oldest goalscorer so far at Rosario 2012.
> Kim Lammers is on 18th CT career goals, only Maartje Paumen (21) has scored more CT goals for Netherlands.
> Paumen (21) needs one goal to equal Germany’s Nadine Ernsting-Krienke as all-time Champions Trophy top scorer on 22 goals.
> Paumen is on 19 PC goals in CT competition. The CT record is 21 by Argentina’s Noel Barrionuevo. China’s Ma Yibo is also on 18 PC career goals in CT competition.
> The Netherlands are on 217 goals in CT competition and need to score 6 more to equal Australia’s record of 223 CT goals.
> Joyce Sombroek, Willemijn Bos and Maartje Paumen were all selected in the FIH 2011 Women’s All Star team.
> Kitty van Male received a green and a yellow card on her CT debut against GB.
> Japan have scored fewest goals so far this tournament, netting only 1 goal, scored by Rika Komazawa.
> Japan have converted 1 of 3 penalty corners and are yet to score from open play.
> Japan have conceded 2 PC goals from 6 penalty corners awarded against them.
> Japan are the only 2012 CT team that is still to qualify for the Olympic Games in London. Japan aim to win their ticket to the Olympics in an Olympic Qualifier in Kakamigahara, Japan from April 25 - May 6.
> Japan are ranked 9th on the FIH Worlds Ranking and are the lowest ranked team present at the 2012 Champions Trophy.
> At age 41, Japan’s Akemi Kato is the oldest player at the 2012 Champions Trophy. She is older than Dutch coach Max Caldas (38).