|August 2nd, 2013|
|36||Semi-Final||2:30pm||ARG - ENG||3 - 0 (1 - 0)||Final||x 9|
|ARG||64||GOMES FANTASIA Julia||PC|
|ENG||65||VAN BERKEL Rebecca||Yellow|
Argentina are the first team to qualify for Sunday’s final at the ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup in Mönchengladbach. The Leoncitas wrestled down England 3-0 in Friday’s first semi-final. The second semi-final will be played between The Netherlands and India.
Due to the hot temperatures here in Mönchengladbach, the game was divided in four quarters of 17.5 minutes each. Argentina began the first quarter with great intensity, leading 1-0 after 13 minutes of play. The opening goal came off a penalty corner with Jemena Cedres deflecting the ball into the net. Argentina dominated ball possession throughout the first quarter but did not break through the English defence again.
Play settled in the midfield for much of the second quarter as both teams seemed to struggle with the heat. The Leoncitas doubled their lead in the third quarter when Cedres fired home another penalty corner. Argentina could have added more goals but failed to score from a series of penalty corners at the end of the third quarter.
The fourth quarter saw England working hard to get on the scoreboard. They forced two early penalty corners but could not capitalize on any of them. With six minutes remaining in the match, the Leoncitas extended their lead to 3-0 when Julia Gomes Fantasia’s penalty corner flick found the net.
Voices after the match:
Florencia Habif, team captain Argentina: “I’m very happy. The team made a big effort and we are satisfied. Thanks to all parents and friends who came to support us, this is very motivating.”
Shona McCallin, team captain England: “We probably would not have expected to finish in the top four. We have a young team, a great team of fighters and a great team spirit.”
|August 02nd, 2013 at 7:20 am||The 1st semi-final at the ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup sees Argentina playing England on Pitch 1.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 7:21 am||The umpires for ARG v ENG are Michelle Joubert from South Africa and Stephanie Judefind from USA.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 7:28 am||The 1st semi-final ARG v ENG is underway at the ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup in Mönchengladbach!|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 7:43 am||Lucia Sanguinetti @lulisanguinetti scores from a penalty corner after 13 minutes. Argentina lead England 1-0.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 7:46 am||The score is ARG 1 - 0 ENG after the first 17.5 minutes of play.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 8:08 am||The second quarter was goalless. The halftime result is ARG 1 - 0 ENG.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 8:18 am||The third quarter of ARG v ENG has started. The score stands at ARG 1 - 0 ENG.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 8:30 am||Argentina's opening goal (13th minute, PC) is awarded to #5 Jimena Cedres.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 8:33 am||40th minute: Jemena Cedres converts ARG 3rd penalty corner to double the lead. The score is ARG 2 - 0 ENG.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 8:37 am||The score stands at ARG 2 - 0 ENG after the third quarter.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 8:53 am||Julia Gomes Fantasia @juligomesf converts another penalty corner to make it 3-0 with 6 minutes remaining. ARG 3 - 0 ENG|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 8:58 am||Full time! Argentina are the first team to qualify for Sunday's final after beating England 3-0.|