|July 28th, 2013|
|12||Pool A||1:00pm||NED - USA||5 - 1 (3 - 0)||Final||x 7|
The Netherlands set sails for the quarter-finals at Women’s ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup after defeating the USA 5-1 in their second pool match. The Dutch girls are leading Pool A having six points after two matches. USA stay on three points being third.
The reigning U21 World Champions started promising with top scorer Lieke van Wijk hammering in a penalty corner after two minutes of play. In the middle of the first half van Wijk doubled the Dutch lead when she converted a penalty stroke which was awarded after an US defender’s foot had touched the ball on the goalline.
The next goal came off a brilliant attack from Samantha Saxton winning possession at the top of the circle and firing the ball into the goal. The match went into halftime with a result of 3-0 in favour of the Netherlands.
The second half saw van Wijk making her third goal in this match. The Dutch defender also extended her lead in the tournament top-scorers list. The 19-year-old has scored eight goals so far. The US girls pulled one back when Tara Vittese deflected the ball into the goal on a penalty corner.
In the last minute of the match, Marloes Keetels scored from another penalty corner making the final result 5-1 in favour of the current title holders from the Netherlands.
Voices after the match:
Raoul Ehren, Dutch coach: “I’m happy that we scored five goals. The USA are a very good team. They made it very difficult for us to create our chances. We played USA twice in our preparation, one match was drawn. So the girls were very motivated.”
Steve Jennings, coach USA: “The Netherlands are a pretty good team, they played very well. I was actually happy with a huge part of the game, we played very well for large segments. We just have to learn to be better at some defending moments and being able to score some important goals. Our main objective is to put us in a position in the top half of the draw.”
|July 28th, 2013 at 5:52 am||The umpires for Netherlands v USA are Irene Presenqui from Argentina and Emi Yamada from Japan.|
|July 28th, 2013 at 5:59 am||The match is underway on Pitch 1. NED 0 - 0 USA|
|July 28th, 2013 at 6:03 am||2nd minute: An early penalty corner from Lieke van Wijk gives NED the lead against USA|
|July 28th, 2013 at 6:19 am||Van Wijk doubles the Dutch lead when scoring from a penalty stroke in the 18th minute. NED 2 - 0 USA|
|July 28th, 2013 at 6:20 am||Dutch van Wijk extends her lead in the tournament top-scorers list. She is on 7 goals now NED 2 - 0 USA|
|July 28th, 2013 at 6:30 am||Samantha Saxton scores from the top of the circle to make it 3-0. Seven more minutes are left in the first half. NED 3 - 0 USA|
|July 28th, 2013 at 6:37 am||Halftime on Pitch 1. Netherlands lead USA 3-0 in Pool A|
|July 28th, 2013 at 6:53 am||Van Wijk (PC) adds another one in the 42nd minute. NED 4 - 0 USA|
|July 28th, 2013 at 6:56 am||45th minute: Tara Vitesse (PC) gets the USA on the scoreboard. NED 4 - 1 USA|
|July 28th, 2013 at 7:16 am||6 minutes are remaining in this match, the current score is still NED 4 - 1 USA|
|July 28th, 2013 at 7:27 am||Marloes Keetels converts a penalty corner in the last minute to make it 5-1 in favour of the Netherlands|
|July 28th, 2013 at 7:29 am||Full time: The Netherlands win 5-1 against the USA|