|July 30th, 2013|
|19||Pool A||11:30am||GHA - USA||0 - 6 (0 - 3)||Final|
Ghana v USA 0-6 (0-3)
Despite playing their best game in this tournament so far, Ghana could not avoid defeat today at the hands of an efficient and disciplined USA side. Scoring their first four goals from penalty corners, the Americans made the best possible use of the opportunities they had throughout the match.
Superior in the field and leading play, the US girls nonetheless had difficulty creating danger outside of set pieces and relied on penalty corners to score until the last few minutes of the encounter, when Ghana was exhausted from their supreme defensive effort and could no longer keep up the barriers.
First half scorers included Nikki Parsley, Marie Elena Bolles and Aileen Johnson, while in the second half, it was Georgia Holland who converted the fourth penalty corner goal, and Laura Gebhardt and Emily Wold added goals from open play in the dying minutes of the match for the 6-0 at the final whistle.
With this result, the US girls still depended on the result of the other Pool A match, ongoing at the time of the end of their game, needing Korea not to win for the USA to advance into the quarter-finals.
Voices after the match:
Lauren Gebhardt, Team Captain USA: "We are very satisfied with our performance so far. Every game we try to improve, and we saw it today. We try to improve more and more throughout the tournament. All the top teams have diferent systems of play, so we have to adjust to each team individually, and every time is a different setup for us as well. However, we are going for gold. The tournament is amazing, it's a great experience."
|July 30th, 2013 at 4:29 am||It's the second match on Pitch 2 at the Women's ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup in Mönchengladbach: Ghana takes on the USA.|
|July 30th, 2013 at 4:30 am||The umpires for the match are Ayanna Mclean (TRI) and Valentina Tomasi (ITA).|
|July 30th, 2013 at 4:37 am||Penalty corner for @USAFieldHockey in the 9th minute, and @nikparss converts. Ghana 0, USA 1.|
|July 30th, 2013 at 4:43 am||@mimmerbl23 sinks the ball from a crowded circle. GHA 0, USA 2 with 20 minutes to go.|
|July 30th, 2013 at 4:57 am||Another penalty corner goal for @USAFieldHockey as @aileenjohnson24 scores the third. GHA 0, USA 3.|
|July 30th, 2013 at 5:03 am||Halftime at Pitch 2, it's GHA 0, USA 3.|
|July 30th, 2013 at 5:13 am||The second half is setting off on Pitch 2, it's GHA 0, USA 3.|
|July 30th, 2013 at 5:29 am||Ghana have found into the game much better now and are containing the USA team. 15mins into the 2nd half, it's still GHA 0, USA 3.|
|July 30th, 2013 at 5:34 am||A PC is deflected high into the net by @georgiaholls. GHA 0, USA 4.|
|July 30th, 2013 at 5:48 am||@LauraGebhardt5 scores the 1st goal from open play for the USA in the match. There are less than 4 minutes left to play. GHA 0, USA 5.|
|July 30th, 2013 at 5:48 am||@emwold piles on another goal for @USAFieldHockey. GHA 0, USA 6.|
|July 30th, 2013 at 5:50 am||The final whistle ends the match. USA win 6-0 over Ghana, but depend on the result of the match NED v KOR to reach the quarter-finals.|