|October 4th, 2012|
|16||Quarterfinal||1:00pm||USA - WAL||7 - 2 (3 - 1)||Final|
USA confirmed their place in the semi-finals of the Electric Ireland FIH Champions Challenge with a comprehensive 7-2 win over tournament minnows Wales.
The world number 11 side had too much in the tank for the tournament low rank, building a 3-0 lead by the 25th minute. Katie O’Donnell got them up and running with an arrowed shot into the bottom corner before Torrie Albini smashed one through the Welsh defences and Shannon Taylor nicked the third over the line from Albini’s initial strike.
Tina Evans pulled one back from Wales’ only penalty corner just before half-time but four more second half goals handed the US a comfortable passage through. Taylor bundled one in from close range before Lauren Pfeiffer added a penalty stroke and a corner goal. Albini’s second closed out their tally before Phoebe Richards drew the loudest cheer when she scored her second of the tournament five minutes from the end for Wales.
|October 04th, 2012 at 7:11 am||Just underway in the second quarter-final of the day, USA forcing the pace against Wales, 4mins gone|
|October 04th, 2012 at 7:22 am||USA hit the front as Katie O'Donnell arrows in a neat shot, USA 1 WAL 0, 13mins gone|
|October 04th, 2012 at 7:24 am||Torrie Albini gets one through Rees' defences for 2-0 to USA against Wales in the 19th minute|
|October 04th, 2012 at 7:30 am||Taylor makes it 3-0 to USA, nicking the ball over the line from Albini's shot, USA 3 WAL 0, 25mins|
|October 04th, 2012 at 7:37 am||Tina Evans pulls one back with a corner strike, WAL 1 USA 3, 31mins|
|October 04th, 2012 at 7:42 am||At half-time, USA are looking good at 3-1 up on Wales in the second quarter-final of the day|
|October 04th, 2012 at 8:04 am||Taylor extends the USA lead as she bundles in from close range, USA 4 WAL 1, 46mins|
|October 04th, 2012 at 8:08 am||Pfeiffer scores from the penalty spot for the US, its now USA 5 WAL 1, 49mins|
|October 04th, 2012 at 8:13 am||Pfeiffer adds a penalty corner from a switch left to make it USA 6 WAL 1, 54mins|
|October 04th, 2012 at 8:16 am||Albini adds another, intercepting on the top of the D and smashing home, USA 7 WAL 1 58mins|
|October 04th, 2012 at 8:25 am||Wales pull one back to huge cheers from their fans, Richards netting her second of the tournament, USA 7 WAL 2, 65mins|