|June 16th, 2013|
|10||Pool B||11:30am||IND - GER||1 - 7 (0 - 3)||Final|
India – Germany 1-7 (0-3 halftime)
Germany sealed first place in Group B at the Rabobank Hockey World League Semi-Finals after earning their third straight win of the event. The Germans had little difficulty with India, netting the 7-1 victory.
Germany will play Chile in Tuesday’s quarterfinal game – one that could have major implications in the 2014 World Cup Qualification. The top three teams from this Semi-Final tournament will be automatically qualified for the World Cup in The Hague. Additional teams may also make the cut later in the season, depending on how the Continental Championships pan out. But making the top four in this event is a major step towards going to the World Cup.
The Germans owned a 3-0 lead by the end of the first half on the strength of goals from Maike Stöckel Müller and Janne Müller-Wieland and Marie Mavers. Mavers goal was an amazing last-second knock in and was truly a knock-out blow for the Indians with one second remaining in the half.
Germany continued to roll in the second half, pouring in another three goals in a 10-minute span. Stöckel scored her second of the game in the 44th minute. Jennifer Plass and Lydia Haase followed suite giving the Germans a solid 6-1 lead. The bonus goal came three minutes before the end of the game as Hannah Krüger put in a penalty corner goal to bring the final to a lopsided 7-1.
Germany has tomorrow off before the key quarterfinal game against Chile. Meanwhile, India will likely finish in last place in the group and will have a tough test against either Korea or the Netherlands in Tuesday’s quarterfinal.
|June 16th, 2013 at 4:53 am||IND 0-1 GER - 14': Janne Mueller-Wieland gives Germany a 1-0 lead from a penalty corner. It is a goal that has been coming.|
|June 16th, 2013 at 4:58 am||IND 0-1 GER - 20': India go close to finding an equalizer when Mayengbam brings a fine save from Vogel|
|June 16th, 2013 at 4:59 am||IND 0-2 GER - 22': A second goal for Germany, with Julia Mueller pouncing on a loose ball to smash home. India are on the ropes here.|
|June 16th, 2013 at 5:06 am||CORRECTION: IND 0-2 GER - 22': Germany's second goal came from Maike Stoeckel.|
|June 16th, 2013 at 5:08 am||IND 0-2 GER - 30': Germany are dominating this one and look impressive, but India have certainly had their chances.|
|June 16th, 2013 at 5:15 am||IND 0-3 GER - 35': HALF TIME - Germany net again on the stroke of half time through Marie Maevers. Will that kill off India's chances?|
|June 16th, 2013 at 5:27 am||IND 0-3 GER - 40': Five minutes into the second half and the score remains at 3-0 to Germany.|
|June 16th, 2013 at 5:31 am||IND 1-4 GER - 44': Two goals in a minute! IND pull a goal back through Katariya before Stoekel nets her second of the game|
|June 16th, 2013 at 5:38 am||IND 1-5 GER - 49': Germany extend their advantage when Jennifer Plass forces home a penalty corner|
|June 16th, 2013 at 5:42 am||IND 1-6 GER - 54': Germany grab a sixth goal when Lydia Haase finishes off a slick passing move.|
|June 16th, 2013 at 5:59 am||IND 1-7 GER - 70': FULL TIME. Hannah Krueger's 67th minute PC rounds off the scoring, with Germany cruising to victory.|