|June 23rd, 2013|
|6||Pool A||2:30pm||CHN - ARG||2 - 3 (0 - 2)||Final||x 4|
China – Argentina 2-3 (0-2 halftime)
Argentina took over sole possession of first place of Group A at the Investec Hockey World League Semi-Final tournament after earning a last-minute 3-2 win against China. Carla Rebecchi had two goals in the win, including the last-minute gasp that lifted Argentina to their second straight close-call victory.
Argentina looked to be in control early in the game, owning a 2-0 lead at the break after Rosario Luchetti went to the low corner on a penalty corner 12 minutes into action. Rebecchi followed up with the 2-0 goal in the 27th minute to give Argentina breathing space at the half.
China mounted its comeback seven minutes into the second half when Hongxia Li fired in a field goal to get China on the board and cut the lead in half. The goal woke up both sides as the pace dramatically increased. Mengyu Wang scored the equalizer going to the lower corner to make it a 2-2 affair with nine minutes left. It looked like the teams would split the points and end in a draw, until Rebecchi scooped up a ball bouncing around in front of the Chinese net and slammed it home for the last-minute 3-2 win.
Argentina now has six points in two games. China and Italy are deadlocked with three points in their two outings. Bring up the rear is USA with no points for their efforts.
|June 23rd, 2013 at 8:25 am||LONDON: While there's a break in the action in Rotterdam, why not tune into the London action? China v. Argentina starts in 10 minutes|
|June 23rd, 2013 at 8:48 am||LONDON: Luchetti deflects in the 1-0 goal for Argentina on a short corner chance.|
|June 23rd, 2013 at 9:06 am||LONDON: Make it 2-0 for Argentina. Rebecchi dribbles into the middle of the D and puts some oomph into her shot for the goal|
|June 23rd, 2013 at 9:12 am||LONDON: Argentina takes the 2-0 lead into the break. Don't forget, the final in Rotterdam starts in 15 minutes -- exciting!!|
|June 23rd, 2013 at 9:25 am||LONDON: Second half is underway. Argentina with a 2-0 lead|
|June 23rd, 2013 at 9:32 am||LONDON: M.Y. Li cuts the Argentina lead in half with China's first goal on a reverse shot.|
|June 23rd, 2013 at 9:52 am||LONDON: We've got a tie ballgame in London -- Wang ties the game at 2 for China against Argentina.|
|June 23rd, 2013 at 10:01 am||LONDON: Int he 69th minute Argentina takes the win when Rebecchi puts in the dramatic game winner - China was down to 9 players|