|August 2nd, 2013|
|37||Placement 13-16||11:30am||CAN - RUS||5 - 1 (2 - 0)||Final|
The first match in the 13-16th place play-offs saw Canada dispatch Russia 5-1 to advance into Sunday's match for 13th place. Russia will be playing in the 15th/16th place play-off.
Canada v Russia 5-1 (2-0)
It was another scorching hot day in Mönchengladbach today, with water breaks for teams splitting the halves into quarters, n the teams visibly struggled with the heat. Canada coped better with the conditions however and was in charge through most of the match, as play remained confined to the Russian half of the field for long stretches of time.
Despite the superiority, the Canadian girls struggled to find the target, and found it hard work to translate their work into goals. Karli Johansen converted a penalty corner and Jessica Buttinger added a goal from open play for a 2-0 halftime advantage that could easily have been a few goals larger.
In the second half, Caashia Karringten put down a hattrick to take Canada safely out of reach, and Russia's lone goal came from a Canadian own goal. It is worth mentioning however that the Russian side was able to get in front of the Canadian goal, coming close to scoring a number of times in the second half.
As it was, the final result was 5-1 for Canada which puts them into Sunday's match for 13th place where they will play the winner of tomorrow's clash between Ghana and Belgium. Russia will play the defeated team from the same match for 15th place on Sunday.
Voices after the match:
Natalie Sourisseau, Team captain Canada: "I think we played well, I think it was really good. We definitely wanted to win this game, and with one game left, thi is the last time we play together. We want to do our best. It was a big learning experience for us. We've learnt a lot about international competition."
Caashia Karringten, Player Canada (scored a hattrick today): "It wasn't important for me, it was important for the team. It was a good game for us, with high pressure and nice goals. We're looking forward to playing Belgium, because we've played them before. They are a very good team, and we want to have good competition."
|August 02nd, 2013 at 4:25 am||Semi-final day at the ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup. It's Canada and Russia who start off another scorching hot day in 13-16 playoffs.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 4:26 am||The umpires for the match are Ayanna McClean (TRI) and Gaby Schmitz (GER).|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 4:44 am||8th minute, PC for Canada. Karli Johansen converts. CAN 1, RUS 0.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 4:49 am||Like yesterday, today's temperatures are well above 30 degrees Celsius, and the teams haed into a water break at 17,5 minutes.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 4:58 am||Jessica Buttinger doubles the lead, pushing the ball across the line from close range.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 5:03 am||7 minutes to go in the 1st half, it's CAN 2, RUS 0.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 5:11 am||Halftime between Canada and Russia, it's CAN 2, RUS 0 in the 1st 13-16th place play-off match.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 5:21 am||The teams are back on the field, it's the 2nd half between CAN and RUS, it's still 2-0.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 5:32 am||It's another penalty corner for Canada, and Caashia Karringten coverts. CAN 3, RUS 0 with 26 minutes to go.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 5:43 am||A Canadian own goal gets Russia on the scoreboard, it's CAN 3, RUS 1.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 5:48 am||With 12 minutes on the clock, Canada convert another PC. It's Caashia Karringten fo CAN 4, RUS 1.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 6:00 am||It's the final whistle, and both teams are clearly happy to be able to get out of the sun! The final result is CAN 5, RUS 1.|