|October 6th, 2012|
|19||Semi-Final||3:00pm||AUS - SCO||2 - 0 (0 - 0)||Final|
Semi-Final: Australia – Scotland 2-0 (halftime 0-0)
Scotland put up a good fight, but in the end, top-ranked Australia was simply too much for the Scots to overcome as two late penalty corner goals pushed the Hockeyroos onto a 2-0 win and into the Electric Ireland Champions Challenge 1 final.
Australia entered the tournament as the favorites to earn the promotion to the Champions Trophy and lived up to expectations in the preliminary round with a perfect record. But the Hockeyroos sputtered a bit in the quarterfinal, narrowly nipping the South Africans in a tight 2-1 affair. Today, the Aussies had their hands full again, having to settle for a 0-0 deadlock at the half.
The game stayed scoreless until Jodie Schulz scored cleanly on a penalty corner with 18 minutes left in regulation. Anna Flannagan doubled the lead four minutes later after going top shelf on another short corner chance. The goals saved the day for the Hockeyroos and was just enough for them to earn the first spot in Sunday’s final game.
Australia will play the winner of the second semi-final between Ireland and USA. Scotland will meet the loser of that game in the bronze medal match.
|October 06th, 2012 at 9:16 am||oThe first semi-final is underway between Australia and Scotland. Winner plays to go to the next Champions Trophy|
|October 06th, 2012 at 9:27 am||A tentative start on both ends of the field -- we're still scoreless with 12 minutes left in the first half|
|October 06th, 2012 at 9:41 am||Everything is wide open at the half with the score between Australia and Scotland still 0-0|
|October 06th, 2012 at 9:51 am||And we're 35 minutes away from determining the first CC1 finalist -- will it be Australia or Scotland?|
|October 06th, 2012 at 10:08 am||Australia takes the 1-0 lead after Jodie Schulz scores on a clean pc shot. 18 minutes to go in regulation|
|October 06th, 2012 at 10:11 am||Australia doubles the lead with 15 minutes left when Flannagan puts in the second pc goal of the game|
|October 06th, 2012 at 10:26 am||The final horn sounds and Australia is into the final game at the CC1 after a 2-0 win against Scotland.|