Netherlands 2 drew USA 2
Goals: NED – Maartje Paumens PC 3m PC 59m; USA – Lauren Crandall PC 46m, Cara-Lyn Lopestri FG 66m
USA recovered from a deficit twice in the match to draw 2-2 with Netherlands in an exciting opening to the second day.
Netherlands got off to a great start with Maartje Paumen picking up where she left off yesterday to convert with a penalty corner drag flick high into the USA net in just the third minute.
However USA responded and matched the Dutch before finally being rewarded with a goal to Lauren Crandall 11 minutes after half time.
USA successfully repelled a number of Netherlands penalty corner chances in the second half before, almost inevitably, Paumen scored her second goal to again give the favourites a one-goal lead.
However USA refused to be intimidated by the Dutch were rewarded with four minutes remaining as Cara-Lyn Lopestri pounced on a loose ball near goal to level the scores.
This result virtually assures both teams' entry into the next phase, with Zimbabwe expected to provide little resistance and finish bottom of Pool A. The top three teams from each Pool advance to the second phase, with USA against Zimbabwe and Netherlands and England the third round matches on Saturday.
England 13 defeated Zimbabwe 0
Goals: ENG - Haley Brown FG 2m, FG 6m, FG 59m; Hannah MacLeod FG 10m; Alex Danson FG 20m, FG 33m, FG 54m; Julie Hope FG 29m, FG 65m, FG 69m; Charlotte Hartley FG 57m; Crista Cullen PC 60m; Cloe Rogers FG 62m
Haley Brown, Alex Danson and Julie Hope scored three goals each to lead England to a 13-0 win over Zimbabwe.
With the win, England raised its record at the tournament to 1-1 while Zimbabwe suffered its second straight 13-0 loss.
Brown opened the scoring spree early as she connected on a field goal in the second minute of the game and added another score four minutes later as England jumped out to a 6-0 halftime lead. All but one of England's goals on the day were the result of field play.
Also scoring for England, Hannah MacLeod added a first half goal while Charlotte Hartley, Crista Cullen and Cloe Rogers collected second half goals.
India 4 defeated Canada 1
Goals: IND - Jasjeet Kaur Handa FG 4m, Sarita Lakra PC 6m, Saba Anjum FG 17m PC 26m; CAN - Karen Mann PC 69m
Clinical first half finishing allowed India to cruise to a 4-1 win over Canada.
India opened their match-winning lead before Canada were able to settle, with two goals in the first six minutes putting them in control. Jasjeet Kaur Handa struck first with a neat deflection from mid-circle before Sarita Lakra also guided a deflection, this time from a penalty corner, into the Canadian net.
When Saba Anjum scored twice midway through the half, India had complete control of the match and the scoreboard.
Canada held India after half time and persisted before finally conjuring a goal through Karen Mann in the second last minute
Germany 5 defeated South Africa 3
Goals: GER - Julia Karwatzky PC 10; Eileen Hoffman FG 16m, FG 52m; Julia Muller PC 32m; Maike Stockel FG 57m RSA - Leslie Ann George FG 14m, PS 67m; Cindy Brown PC, 21
Germany remained undefeated and atop the Pool B standings after finally getting past a stubborn South Africa squad, 5-3.
South Africa struck first when Leslie Ann George scored on a field goal in the ninth minute. The lead was short -lived however as Germany's Julia Karwatzky answered with a field goal one minute later.
The Germans took the lead in the 16th minute on the first of Eileen Huffman's two goals on the day only to have South Africa connect on an equalizing penalty corner goal.
Germany finally took control of the game just before halftime as Julia Muller added a field goal as the first of three consecutive German goals.
With win, Germany assures its spot in the next phase of the competition while South Africa faces a win-or-draw situation against Canada when play resumes on Saturday.
Korea 3 defeated Belarus 0
Goals: KOR - Jong Eun Kim FG 15m, Young Soon Park FG 20m PC 41m
Korea recorded their second win in as many days with a 3-0 victory over Belarus to take them to the top of Pool C.
Jong Eun Kim opened the scoring in the 15th minute and Park doubled the lead soon after. After leadling 2-0 at the break, Korea sealed maximum points when Park converted from a penalty corner in the 41st minute.
They lead Pool C with Argentina ahead of their match-up on Saturday.
Argentina 2 defeated Scotland 0
Goals: ARG - Rosario Luchetti PC 25m, Silvina D'Elia FG 67m
Despite wasting numerous chances, Argentina were far too strong for Scotland in a 2-0 win in the second match in Pool C.
In an often physical encounter, Argentina dominated the match and pinned Scotland inside their defensive half for the majority of the clash. However their inability to convert oppportunites kept the scoreboard close until late in the match.
Argentina only secured the match in the final five minutes after a brilliant run by Carla Rebecchi on the left side gave Silvina D'Elia and easy goal.
Earlier, Argentina had taken the lead in the 25th minute after Rosario Luchetti deflected a well-taken penalty corner into the Scotland net.
Scotland's loss means that the winner of their clash with Belarus on Saturday will advance to the be the next phase of the tournament along with Argentina and Korea. The loser will be relegated to the playoff for 13-16th places. If the result is a draw, the Scotland will advance due to the superior goal difference.
Australia 2 defeated China 0
Goals: AUS - Amy Korner PC 7m, Susannah Harris PC 34m
Australia scored a pair of first half penalty corner goals to defeat China 2-0 and record their first win of the tournament.
Amy Korner ensured her team's strong start was reflected on the scoreboard with a well-timed diving deflection from a penalty corner in the seventh minute.
However despite chances through the remainder of the half, Australia wasn't able to grab a second goal until a minute before the break when Susannah Harris followed Korner's lead and scored with a diving penalty corner.
The second half was littered with missed Australia scoring chances as China was unable to gain a foothold in the match.
China play Spain in their final match of the first phase while Australia is up against Chile.
Spain 2 drew Chile 2
Goals: ESP - Maria Romagosa PC 64m, Maria Gomez FG 66m; CHI - Carolina Garcia PC 30m, Beatriz Albertz FG 33m
Home team Chile squandered a two-goal lead before evetually drawing 2-2 with Spain in the final match of day two.
Chile surged ahead in the first half with two goals in three minutes before the break but were unable to hold the Spanish charge in the second half.
After neither team could find the net in the opening 30 minutes, Chile struck a double blow with Carolina Garcia and Beatriz Albertz scoring before half time to give their team a 2-0 lead.
The score remained locked a 2-0 for the majority of the second half until Spain converted twice in quick succession inside the final 10 minutes to snatch the draw and ensure they sit atop Pool D alongside Chile.
A win would have taken either team to the top of Pool D, but they now sit level on four points, one ahead of Australia.
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