|June 14th, 2013|
|8||Pool A||8:00pm||KOR - NED||0 - 2 (0 - 0)||Final|
Korea – Netherlands 0-2 (0-0 halftime)
For the second straight game, top-ranked and defending Olympic champion Netherlands struggled to live up to expectations as they had their hands full against eighth-ranked Korea. After some tense moments, the host was able to earn their first win in a 2-0 decision.
The Dutch had to settle for a tie against Japan yesterday, 1-1, and today the Dutch struggled again to get their offense firing as they were held scoreless for 42 minutes. Offensively, it was a tentative performance from both teams. The Koreans sputtered anywhere from 25 meters in, while the Dutch rarely found themselves in any danger to challenge for a goal.
Ultimately, a costly Korean turnover with 28 minutes left in the game turned the tide in favor of the host. A slow pass was easily intercepted, paving the way for Kim Lammers to put in the easy 1-0 goal and saved the day for the Netherlands. Kelly Jonker added the insurance goal with just over a minute to go in the game when the Dutch countered after the missed Korean penalty corner for a textbook goal. The late marker brought the final to 2-0.
The battle for first place in Group A is wide open as Korea, Japan, and the Netherlands all have a chance to win the close-contested group. The Dutch and Japan have four points, while Korea has three. Chile is the only team out contention with two losses in two outings. The Netherlands has the best draw of the trio, facing Chile on Sunday, while Korea and Japan will meet the same day.
|June 14th, 2013 at 1:02 pm||Final match of the day sees Korea women take on host nation Netherlands. Live streaming: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QtZ2OHwYrLM|
|June 14th, 2013 at 1:05 pm||KOR 0-0 NED - 1': Match underway.|
|June 14th, 2013 at 1:18 pm||KOR 0-0 NED - 13': No goals in this one as of yet, but there have been chances at either end.|
|June 14th, 2013 at 1:43 pm||KOR 0-0 NED - 35': Half time! Still goal-less. Korea are keeping the home favourites very much at bay.|
|June 14th, 2013 at 1:52 pm||KOR 0-0 NED - 36': Second half underway. an early goal either way would really liven this game up|
|June 14th, 2013 at 1:59 pm||KOR 0-0 NED - 42': We have a goal! Korea give the ball away in midfield, NED counter and Lammers produces a smart finish. Game on.|
|June 14th, 2013 at 2:13 pm||KOR 0-0 NED - 55': Netherlands look the more likely to add to their tally, but KOR are keeping themselves in this game.|
|June 14th, 2013 at 2:24 pm||KOR 0-0 NED - 68': Korea win a late PC ... can they grab an equaliser?|
|June 14th, 2013 at 2:26 pm||KOR 0-0 NED - 68': Netherlands clear their lines from the PC and head forwards...|
|June 14th, 2013 at 2:26 pm||KOR 0-2 NED - 68': ... and Kelly Jonker scores a second goal for The Netherlands. That surely seals it|
|June 14th, 2013 at 2:27 pm||KOR 0-2 NED - 70': FULL TIME! Netherlands claim their first win of the competition, and move onto four points at the end of day 2.|