|August 2nd, 2013|
|38||Placement 9-12||12:00pm||KOR - GER||2 - 3 (2 - 3)||Final|
|KOR||24||CHEON Eun Bi||FG|
|KOR||18||CHOI Eun Jin||Yellow|
Germany made it to the ninth-place playoff after defeating Korea 3-2 in the 9-12 placement match at Women’s ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup in Mönchengladbach.
Because of the excessive heat here in Mönchengladbach, this match was played in four quarters of 17.5 minutes each. Despite the heat both teams started strong with early chances coming at both ends. Germany’s first attack led to a goal with only two minutes played. Sabine Knüpfer won possession in midfield and set up Pia Oldhafer who opened the scoring.
Korea were close to equalising when Cheon Eun Bi’s attempt was parried well by goalkeeper Lisa Schneider. Shortly after, a penalty corner flick from Lee Hana hit the post before Schneider made another terrific save against Shin Hye Jeong.
Oldhafer added another goal to double Germany’s advantage in the 22nd minute, before Korea were able to get on the board with a reverse stick strike from Cheon Eun Bi. Two minutes later Lee Yuri converted a penalty corner to level the score to 2-2. However, the German C-Unit were able to strike back immediately. Marilena Krauss scored from open play to give Germany a 3-2 lead at halftime.
The hosts won a series of penalty corners throughout the third quarter but could not capitalize on any of them. The fourth quarter saw Korea fighting for the equalizer but Germany’s goalkeeper Schneider made sure that nothing gets past her.
Voices after the match:
Marc Herbert, German coach: “We improved a lot compared to yesterday’s match against Russia. We could have scored more goals.”
Sophia Willig, German player: “We were very disappointed after we lost to England. Today, we were highly motivated.”
|August 02nd, 2013 at 4:38 am||Pitch 1 sees Korea taking on host nation Germany in the 9-12 playoffs. The umpires are Vilma Bagdanskiene (LTU) and Aleesha Unka (NZL)|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 5:00 am||The 9-12 placement match between Korea and Germany has started on Pitch 1.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 5:02 am||Pia Oldhafer opens the scoring in the 2nd minute! @DHBJuniorinnen lead Korea 1-0|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 5:19 am||Due to excessive heat here in Mönchengladbach KOR v GER is played in four quarters of 17.5 minutes each.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 5:19 am||The score after the 1st quarter is KOR 0 - 1 GER.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 5:26 am||22nd minute: Pia Oldhafer adds another goal to double the lead. The score is now KOR 0 - 2 GER|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 5:29 am||24th minute: outstanding reverse stick strike by Cheon Eun Bi, she gets Korea on the scoreboard. KOR 1 - 2 GER|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 5:30 am||26th minute: Lee Yuri (PC) levels the score to 2-2 when scoring from a penalty corner. KOR v GER 2-2|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 5:32 am||28th minute: Wow, another goal! Marilena Krauss strikes back for Germany, the score is now KOR 2 - 3 GER|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 5:38 am||@DHBJuniorinnen lead Korea 3-2 at halftime.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 5:50 am||The second half is underway. The score stands at KOR 2 - 3 GER.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 6:07 am||No goals have been scored in the 3rd quarter of KOR v GER. @DHBJuniorinnen still lead Korea 3-2.|
|August 02nd, 2013 at 6:29 am||Full time on Pitch 1. Germany defeat Korea 3-2 securing their spot in the 9th place playoff.|