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USA 3-0 Uruguay
Tournament favourites United States were 3-0 winners against Uruguay in their second pool match of the competition, but they were made to work hard for their victory by a spirited team.
The South Americans opened brightly with two early penalty corners, but USA soon took control of affairs although they found the Uruguay defence a difficult nut to crack, wasting four penalty corners chances. However, at their fifth set piece came the breakthrough, the shot by Rachel Dawson was cleverly deflected past the goalkeeper at the far post by Katie Reinprecht.
For the remainder of the first half USA pushed hard for a second goal but were frustrated by the impressive Uruguayan defence.
Wave after wave of USA attacks pounded the Uruguay back line, but the North Americans failed to create any clear chance of note. Just as it looked as if the USA were going to be restricted to a single goal, a foul by the goalkeeper donated the Americans a penalty stroke, and Lauren Pfeiffer calmly sent the ball high past Rossana Passele.
The icing on the cake came in the final two minutes, when a good move found USA striker Emily Wold in space and her low shot eluded the keeper.
Chile 6-0 Trinidad & Tobago
It was a bit of a stroll in the sun for Chile who scored six times without reply against Trinidad & Tobago to continue their perfect start to the tournament.
Chile took the lead after just three minutes when Carolina Garcia received the ball at the top of the circle, charged towards the goal and lifted the ball past the goalkeeper. Chile continued to play most of the game in the Trinidad half, although the West Indians did have some isolated chances of their own.
With five minutes to the interval Chile doubled their lead. The Trinidad goalkeeper blocked the initial shot but the rebound fell to Mariana de Jesus Lagos who lifted the ball high into the net. The third goal came a minute later when captain Javiera Vilagra`s shot found the net off a defender`s stick.
The result was sealed within six minutes of the restart, and again it was the Chilean captain who was on target with a powerful shot past the keeper after a driving run into the circle. Chile`s momentum was briefly upset by facial injuries to Catalina Barahona and Sofia Filipek, although the latter quickly returned to the action.
As Trinidad tired the Chileans added a couple of late strikes from Paula Infante. The first came from a penalty corner rebound before a blistering shot from the left of the circle completed the match scoring.
Brazil 0-7 Scotland
Scotland recorded their second win of the tournament with a comfortable 7-0 win over host Brazil, a result that keeps them at the top of the pool on goal difference from USA and Chile.
The Scots should perhaps have been further ahead than 2-0 at the interval, but were guilty of missing several chances including 12 penalty corners.
The opening goal came in the eighth minute of the match, with the ever-dangerous Ali Bell creating an opening down the right before slipping the ball to Vikki Bunce who fired a low shot under the goalkeeper.
With six minutes left in the first half the Scots finally made their second breakthrough at a set piece; Kareena Marshall`s shot at goal was brilliantly deflected into the roof of the net by Linda Clement.
The goals flowed thick and fast in the second half as the Brazilians visibly tired. Bunce slotted home her second and Scotland’s third after a great move involving Ailsa Wyllie and Sam Judge before Aileen Davis rattled home a direct penalty corner strike to make the score 4-0.
In the closing minutes Scotland scored three more from Holly Cram, Clement again and finally Ali Bell.
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