|August 2nd, 2013|
|35||Placement 5-8||2:00pm||USA - AUS||1 - 4 (0 - 1)||Final||x 3|
|USA||47||BOLLES Marie Elena||Green|
In a tightly contested match, Australia had slight advantages and was more effective in the use of the opportunties they had. Securing a 3-1 win over the USA, Australia will now face the winner of the match between South Africa and Spain in the match for 5th place.
USA v Australia 1-4 (0-1)
The sun was still out for the second match of the day, and the unrelenting heat affected the game's pace and the number of unforced errors, with both teams not quite able to produce their A game for long stretches of time.
In the first half, there were slight advantages for the Jillaroos, but play went back and forth with few scenes in the circles. Emily Smith put Australia on the scoreboard halfway through the first half, but the match remained open. Shortly before the break, Anna Flanagan had a prime opportunity to double the lead with a penalty stroke but her low flick crashed into the post.
The first 15 minutes of the second half were much like the first, but the action increased from there, as Nina Khoury sank a penalty corner rebound for Australia's second goal, only to find the USA respond minutes later through Tara Vittese, making the best possible use of their advantage in numbers after a yellow card for Jillaroo Jade Warrender.
Little later, the USA took their goalkeeper off the field to try their luck with eleven field players but faced a penalty corner shortly after which resulted in a penalty stroke. Murphy Allendorf took advantage of the opportunity to increase Australia's lead to two goals, and the US goalkeeper was back for the rest of the match.
A penalty corner after the end of the seventy minutes allowed Anna Flanagan to drive the score up to 4-1, and Australia have thus booked their place in Sunday's match for 5th place, where they will face the winner of the match between South Africa and Spain, while USA play the other team for 7th place.
Voices after the match:
Anna Flanagan, Player Australia: "I think we pressed really hard, we wanted to come out and win the game, and we were still isappointed because of the match yesterday. I think we are pretty happy to have gotten the job done. My experience of the tournament is probably the match against England, it was pretty disappointing but the feeling of disappointment makes me feel really motivated to keep trying and to keep getting better. This is what I really take home to motivate me during training back in Australia."
|August 02nd, 2013 at 6:58 am||Action continues on Pitch 2 with USA v AUS, the first of the two matches in the 5-8th place bracket.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 6:58 am||The umpires in this match are Fanneke Alkemade (NED) and Liu Xiaoying (CHN).|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 7:11 am||12 minutes into the match, the scoer is 0-0. Play goes back and forth but there are few scenes in or around the circles.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 7:15 am||15th minute, and Australia goes ahead. Emily Smith scores from ope play, it's USA 0, AUS 1.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 7:19 am||It's the first half water break and both teams are clearly happy for the break!|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 7:27 am||There are slight advantages for Australia, but the match is still wide open.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 7:28 am||Penalty stroke for Australia! But Anna Flanagan sets a low flick onto the right post. It's USA 0, AUS 1.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 7:40 am||Halftime in the first 5-8th place play-off match at the Women's ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup, it's USA 0, AUS 1.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 7:56 am||The second half has started. It's still USA 0, AUS 1.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 8:04 am||PC for AUS. On the third try, Nina Khoury bats the loose ball into the backboard. USA 0, AUS 2.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 8:08 am||It's the second half water break for USA and AUS.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 8:15 am||On a rare break into the AUS circle, it's @tara_vittese with @USAFieldHockey's first goal: USA 1, AUS 2 with 14mins to go.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 8:24 am||5 minutes to go, it's USA 1, AUS 2, but the game is not over yet... USA is pushing hard for the equalizer.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 8:27 am||USA have taken their goalkeeper off the field and are playing with 11 field players.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 8:28 am||A PC for AUS results in a penalty stroke. It's Murphy Allendorf with the goal for USA 1, AUS 3.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 8:28 am||The US goalkeeper is back, USA are playing regular setup.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 8:33 am||The clock has ticked down, but in a PC executed after the 70 minutes, Anna Flanagan finds the net with a dragflick.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 8:33 am||Final score in this 5-8th place play-off is USA 1, AUS 4.|