|October 2nd, 2012|
|12||Pool B||6:00pm||IRL - USA||1 - 3 (1 - 0)||Final|
USA prodcued their second come-from-behind win in two outings to top Pool B of the Electric Ireland FIH Champions Challenge I as they bounced back from a 1-0 half-time deficit to beat hosts Ireland.
Niamh Atcheler’s neat penalty corner touch had the hosts in the ascendancy after just six minutes. But a host of corners chances at both ends – there were 19 in total on the night – meant it was never likely to be the end of the scoring.
Shannon Taylor levelled matters with 20 minutes to go, a perfectly executed touch to Lauren Pfeiffer’s angled drive. And the creator turned scorer when she got a similarly deft stick to Katie O’Donnell’s cross. Katie Mullan thumped home for Ireland but her effort was chalked off due to a prior foot and the US closed out the tie much stronger with skipper Lauren Crandall copper-fastening the win two minutes from the end.
Ireland must now face Belgium in the quarters, the side who beat them to Olympic qualification last March, as USA topped the group and earned a date against tournament low-rank Wales. Scotland finished Pool B in second and will now play India while Australia face South Africa in an enticing tie.
|October 02nd, 2012 at 12:12 pm||The last game of the round robin is underway between Ireland and USA. A lot on the line in this one|
|October 02nd, 2012 at 12:13 pm||Ireland scores on a penalty corner to take the 1-0 lead six minutes into action. Goal by Niamh Atcheler|
|October 02nd, 2012 at 12:24 pm||First half is halfway over and Ireland still clings to its 1-0 lead against USA. The winner takes first in Pool B|
|October 02nd, 2012 at 12:44 pm||Ireland has a pc chance right before the half, but it's saved and teams go into the break with Ireland up 1-0|
|October 02nd, 2012 at 12:55 pm||the second half is underway in a chilly UCD Stadium. If the score holds, Ireland takes 1st in Pool B|
|October 02nd, 2012 at 1:02 pm||10 minutes into the half, Ireland misses a pc chance. Score stays 1-0 for Ireland|
|October 02nd, 2012 at 1:06 pm||USA ties things up at one with 22 left in the game. Shannon Taylor scores the key goal.|
|October 02nd, 2012 at 1:14 pm||USA takes the 2-1 lead with 15 minutes left. Lauren Pfeiffer the goal scorer|
|October 02nd, 2012 at 1:18 pm||Ireland seemed to score 2-2 goal with 12 left in the game, but the goal is disallowed. Still lots of time for both teams|
|October 02nd, 2012 at 1:21 pm||Eight to go -- Ireland fighting for the game tying goal, but so far no dice. Winner takes 1st in the pool|
|October 02nd, 2012 at 1:27 pm||USA all but seals with win with the 3-1 goal with less than two minutes left in the game.|
|October 02nd, 2012 at 1:30 pm||USA takes the 3-1 and first place in Pool B. They get Wales in the QF. Ireland will take on Belgium in the QF|
|October 02nd, 2012 at 1:31 pm||The other two QFs are Australia v. South Africa and Scotland vs. India|