Day five of the BDO Junior Women’s World Cup was the first day of the second round of pool play (with new pools E, F, and G). Pool G will compete for the 13th to 16th place in the tournament, while those in Pools E and F are looking to reach the semi-final rounds. After a ‘rest day,’ all teams were starting fresh in the two new pools and looking for wins; as only the top two teams in each pool will advance.
The last match of day five of the BDO Junior Women’s World Cup saw host USA face two-time defending Junior World Cup champions Korea. In front of a full crowd of loud United States fans, the U.S. gave them something to cheer about when they took an early 1-0 lead in the 7th minute off a Katie Reinprecht field goal. Korea persisted and evened the score to 1-1 off a penalty corner goal in the 53rd minute by Sookyung Lee. Korea controlled the match in the second half and took the lead when Sohyun Bae drew out the U.S. keeper and scored on a lifted field goal in the 67th minute. This put Korea up 2-1 and proved once again why they are a force to be reckoned with.
The first Pool E match was between England and India. England got on the board early in the 7th minute on a field goal by Loren Sherer, putting them ahead 1-0. With neither team able to convert shots, including a penalty corner by England in the 35th minute, the first half ended with England up 1-0 over India. With few scoring opportunities for either team, England’s goal in the 7th minute would stand; giving England the 1-0 win over India. In the second Pool E match, New Zealand met Germany. New Zealand got on the board first on a field goal by #13 Katie Glynn. Competitive fast play ensued back and forth. While Germany could not score, New Zealand preserved their 1-0 lead. After intense back and forth play, Germany was able to convert one of their second-half penalty corners on a goal by Pia Grambusch to even the match 1-1. With Germany unable to capitalize on a penalty corner in the final minute, the match would end in a 1-1 draw. Australia and Chile played in the last Pool E match of day five. With fierce back and forth play, neither team could muster a score and would end the first half in a 0-0 draw. The second half continued to feature competitive play, with Australia breaking the scoreless match on a converted penalty stroke in the 54th minute by captain, Casey Eastham. Eastham’s goal would be enough to give Australia the 1-0 win over Chile.
In the first match of Pool F, also competing for an eventual medal-round spot, China met South Africa. China took an early 1-0 lead off a penalty corner in the 15th minute by Jiahui Liao. While China dominated the match play, they were unable to score any more goals in the first half. On their first penalty corner of the second half in the 43rd minute, China’s Sinan Sun scored to give China the 2-0 lead. China continued to pressure South Africa, but a strong South African defense was successful in holding off China for about twenty minutes. Soon after, China was able to score on a field goal in the 62nd minute by Qiuling Zheng. A minute later, a field goal by Wenting Zhang put China up 4-0. China’s captain Sun would score a second time, this time off a field goal, to put China up 5-0 over South Africa in the 67th minute for a Pool F win. The second pool F match and the second to last match of day five of the BDO Junior Women’s World Cup was between Argentina and the Netherlands. While the Netherlands had slight control over Argentina in the first half of the match, Argentina scored the first goal. In the last minutes of the first half, Argentina took a 1-0 lead over the Netherlands on field goal by Delfina Merino. In the 39th minute, the Netherlands evened the score (1-1) on a penalty corner goal by Caia van Maasakker. The Netherlands sealed the 2-1 win on a field goal four minutes later by Kelly Jonker.
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Results BDO Junior World Cup Saturday 8 August 2009
England-India 1:0 (1:0)
Germany-New Zealand 1:1 (0:1)
Australia-Chile 1:0 (0:0)
China-South Africa 5:0 (1:0)
Argentina -Netherlands 1:2 (1:0)
Korea-USA 2:1 (0:1)
Lithuania-Belarus 4:3 (2:1)
Spain-France 6:0 (2:0).
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