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Electric Ireland Hockey Champions Challenge 1 2012

Dublin, Ireland - September 29 - October 7, 2012
Local time is 4:27pm

Ireland v United States


# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
October 6th, 2012
20 Semi-Final 5:30pm Ireland IRL - USA United States 1 - 2 (1 - 0) Final  

Match Report

Lauren Pfeiffer finally put her side’s penalty corner mishaps behind the US as she dragged home the winning goal with 11 minutes to go, breaking Irish hopes of reaching the Electric Ireland FIH Champions Challenge I final on home turf. It came from the tenth corner the US had earned and helped them come from a goal down at half-time against the Irish for the second time in four days.

Lisa Jacob had given the Irish a dream start when she slid onto Michelle Harvey’s disguised corner push in the third minute off the back of Anna O’Flanagan’s good work. From there, the US fought back with gusto as the triangle of Katie O’Donnell, Pfeiffer and Shannon Taylor created plenty of chances that their corner team could not finish off. They did gain parity early in the second half as Katelyn Falgowski found Pfeiffer racing clear down the left wing. She picked out the on-rushing O’Donnell who slid in for a simple finish.

Ireland lived on the counter and showed flashes of danger but the US had the clearer chances and eventually moved ahead with a neat move to the left and Pfeiffer picked out the opposite corner. Alex Speers had a fleeting view of goal but Jackie Kintzer smothered five minutes from time to leave Ireland fighting with Scotland for third place while USA contest Sunday’s final against Australia.

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Live Blogging
October 06th, 2012 at 11:32 am Rousing rendition of Ireland's Call greets the second semi-final as the hosts take on USA for a date with Australia
October 06th, 2012 at 11:33 am Umpires for IRL vs USA are Mariana Reydo (ARG) and Michelle Meister (GER)
October 06th, 2012 at 11:38 am The second semi-final just started between Ireland and USA....who will join the Hockeyroos in the CC1 final?
October 06th, 2012 at 11:39 am GOAL ! Ireland 1 (Jacob) USA 0, 3mins, O'Flanagan wins a corner which O'Flynn puts to the right post for a sliding Jacob
October 06th, 2012 at 11:53 am USA have bounced back quite well, winning three corners without conversion, IRL 1 USA 0, 18mins
October 06th, 2012 at 12:00 pm Ireland still with their noses in front but USA have had 5pc and eight shots on target as they look to bounce back, 25mn
October 06th, 2012 at 12:11 pm O'Donnell forces yet another pair of saves from Gray, keeping it at IRL 1 USA 0 at half-time
October 06th, 2012 at 12:24 pm GOAL USA 1 (O'Donnell) IRL 1, 37mins, great move as Falgowski picks out Pfeiffer who crosses for O'Donnell to tip in
October 06th, 2012 at 12:39 pm End to end stuff as USA raise their tally to eight pc but can't beat Emma Gray, IRL 1 USA 1, 51mins
October 06th, 2012 at 12:48 pm GOAL USA 2 (Pfeiffer) IRL 1, 59mins, pc10 finally leads to a goal, Pfeiffer planting a low flick into the corner
October 06th, 2012 at 1:00 pm Final score: Ireland 1 (Jacob) USA 2 (O'Donnell, Pfeiffer)
AUS v SCO (Semi-Final) IND v WAL (7th Place)


Team Pld W D L GD Pts
Pool A
Australia  AUS 3 3 0 0 14 9
Belgium  BEL 3 2 0 1 0 6
India  IND 3 1 0 2 -5 3
Wales  WAL 3 0 0 3 -9 0
Pool B
United States  USA 3 2 0 1 3 6
Scotland  SCO 3 1 2 0 1 5
Ireland  IRL 3 1 1 1 -1 4
South Africa  RSA 3 0 1 2 -3 1


Oct 7, 2012
IND India
Wales WAL
RSA South Africa
Belgium BEL
SCO Scotland
Ireland IRL
AUS Australia
United States USA
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