|May 28th, 2013|
|4||Round Robin||2:00pm||UKR - CZE||1 - 0 (0 - 0)||Final||x 2|
Day 2 at the World League Round 2 in Elektrostal started with the encounter between Ukraine and Czech Republic today, with both teams keen to secure their first points after yesterday's defeats. The first half of the match was an intense battle between evenly matched opponents. The ball moved back and forth in midfield but scoring opportunities were few and far between.
Towards the end of the first half, the Czechs seemed to start gaining momentum, and play slowly shifting into the Ukrainian half of the field more. However, the whistle sounded before the Czech could make it count, and after the re-start, it was the Ukrainians who came back better. In the 47th minute. Artem Ozerskyi capitalized on a ball across the circle and put Ukraine on the scoreboard, a fact that seemed to inspire his team who continued to play to win.
In the final minutes of the match, it looked like the Czech were going to force a shoot-out, but they just couldn't make their opportunities count, and the elated Ukrainians walked off the field with a victory in their pockets.