|August 1st, 2013|
|27||Placement 9-16||2:00pm||GER - RUS||4 - 2 (3 - 1)||Final|
In the third 9-16th classification match, Germany stumbled past Russia in blistering heat to stay in the running for 9th place.
Germany v Russia 4-2 (3-1)
In their first match on Pitch 2, Germany had advantages from the beginning but couldn't quite break away for much if the first half. An early penalty corner goal from Viola Scharf was matched by a goal from open play by Elena Guseva, and i was only in the last six minutes that Germany established some distance when Charlotte Stapenhorst and Sabine Knüpfer put away two goals in as many minutes for the 3-1 halftime scoreline.
Both halves had had extra water breaks in the middle, and the conditions took a toll on the match in the form of a subdued pace and a certain lack of energy.
Russia played well and was clearly highly motivated, but in the end couldn't quite get the better of a solid and compact German team that played a disciplined game.
Anastasia Miroshnikova brought Russia within striking distance again in the 52nd minute, but Germany were able to create a significant number of opportunities late in the match, one of which yielded a late goal by Rebecca Grote.
When the clock stopped ticking down, Germany had claimed victory in the match with a 4-2 scoreline and moves on to the classification matches for 9th-12th place. In their next encounter, the hosts face Korea, while Russia take on Canada in the 13-16 bracket.
|August 01st, 2013 at 7:03 am||Next up in the 9-16 play-off are Germany and Russia.|
|August 01st, 2013 at 7:05 am||The umpires in the match are Kang Hyun Hee (KOR) and Emi Yamada (JPN).|
|August 01st, 2013 at 7:11 am||12th minute, Germany score. Viola Scharf makes it GER 1, RUS 0.|
|August 01st, 2013 at 7:18 am||Because of the excessive heat, the game is taking a 3 minute break at17,5 minutes. It's GER 1, RUS 0.|
|August 01st, 2013 at 7:37 am||28th minute, Elena Guseva pulls Russia level with a goal from open play. GER 1, RUS 1.|
|August 01st, 2013 at 7:38 am||A minute later however, Charlotte Stapenhorst uses a penalty corner to get GER ahead again. GER 2, RUS 1.|
|August 01st, 2013 at 7:40 am||4 minutes to go, Sabine Knüpfer finishes off the next penalty corner. GER 3, RUS 1.|
|August 01st, 2013 at 7:41 am||Halftime on Pitch 2 between Germany and Russia. It's GER 3, RUS 1.|
|August 01st, 2013 at 7:50 am||The second half has started. It's GER 3, RUS 1 in the third 9-16th place play-off match.|
|August 01st, 2013 at 8:02 am||12 minutes are played in the second half, it's still GER 3, RUS 1.|
|August 01st, 2013 at 8:21 am||Quick attack down the middle and Russia narrows the gap: Anastasia Miroshnikova brings Russia back in striking distance. GER 3, RUS 2.|
|August 01st, 2013 at 8:22 am||10 minutes to go, it's still GER 3, RUS 2.|
|August 01st, 2013 at 8:27 am||3 minutes on the clock, Rebecca Grote re-establishes a two goal lead. GER 4, RUS 2.|
|August 01st, 2013 at 8:52 am||It's the final whistle on Pitch 2, Germany win 4-2 against Russia and go into 9-12 play-offs, where they face Korea in the next match.|