A draw against Australia (1-1) was enough for England to claim a place in the semifinals of the BDO Junior World Cup. In other Tuesday action here in Boston, USA defending champion Korea grabbed the other place in the Final Four from Pool E.
The first Pool E match featured Korea and India. India got on the board first in the 11th minute when Rani Devi beat the Korean keeper for the field goal. Korea’s Seul Ki Cheon countered with a beautiful drag flick off a penalty corner to tie the match 1-1. Cheon would do it again a few minutes later to give Korea the 2-1 lead. In the 29th minute, India’s Monika Badran put away a field goal to tie the match 2-2. Cheon netted herself a hat-trick on a third successful drag flick off a penalty corner to put Korea back on top 3-2 in the 53rd minute. With either team unable to score another goal, Korea ended up with the 3-2 win over India.
Fighting for the top spot in Pool E was Australia and England. England scored early off a Harriet Pearce penalty corner to go up 1-0. While England looked to be in control in the first half, Australia’s Danielle Shubach scored in the 27th minute to tie the match 1-1. The second half also featured competitive play, but this time Australia dominated the flow of the match. England’s defense held strong and successfully held off Australia. In 65th minute, England had a one of their few opportunities of the half to take the lead, but a brilliant defensive save by Kate Jenner of Australia kept the score at 1-1. Thus, the match ended in the middle of the pitch with England celebrating their newly secured top Pool E spot with their 1-1 draw versus Australia.
This result cleared the situation on top of Pool E. With England qualified as number one from Pool E, Korea finally finished second. Although Australia finished with exactly the same number of points, the goal difference of Korea was better.
The final Pool E match of the day featured a re-match of the Junior Pan-American championship teams, Chile and host USA. With limited scoring opportunities for either team, the United States took the 1-0 lead on a Marta Malmberg penalty stroke in the 25th minute. The United States survived two yellow cards to edge into halftime up 1-0 over Chile. With the United States dominating play in the second half, Katelyn Falgowski’s field goal in the 40th put the U.S. up 2-0. Melissa Gonzalez added an insurance goal four minutes later to make it 3-0. The United States pulled further away from Chile in the 62nd minute off a field goal by Elizabeth Drazdowski, which secured the 4-0 win.
France and Lithuania played a Pool G matchup to start off day eight of the BDO Junior Women’s World Cup; that was followed by three Pool E matches. Lithuania’s Jurate Juodyte again came up big on a penalty corner to put her team up 1-0 in the 9th minute. With a strong defense, Lithuania held its lead over France at halftime. Midway through the second half, France’s captain Elise Preney finally converted one of France’s penalty corners to tie the match 1-1. Around the 65th minute of play, France’s Apolline Rogeau received a yellow card. Following the card, it was France, not Lithuania, who capitalized and sealed the 2-1 win in the 67th minute on a field goal by Charlotte Boyer.
Action at the BDO Junior World Cup continues on Wednesday, when it will be decided which teams will reach the semifinal stage from Pool F.
All action from Boston can be followed ‘live’ through the special micro site of the FIH. Please click here for direct access to the BDO Junior World Cup website.
Results BDO Junior World Cup Monday 10 August 2009
Korea-India 3:2 (2:2)
Australia-England 1:1 (1:1)
USA-Chile 4:0 (1:0)
Lituania-France 1:2 (1:1)
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