5th Women's Pan American Junior Championship – Day 5
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Day 2 Report here
Day 3 Report here
Day 4 Report here
Result, Points Table, Match Schedule here
The remaining three competitors at September’s BDO Hockey Junior World Cup in Santiago, Chile, were decided after the results of the final preliminary round matches at the 5th Women’s Pan American Junior Championship in Puerto Rico yesterday.
Chile’s defeat of Trinidad & Tobago to move into the semi finals ensured that Argentina, USA and Canada all secured their Junior World Cup spot before the tournament’s playoff matches.
As host of the tournament in Santiago, Chile is granted an automatic spot in the event regardless of their final placing in the continental qualifying tournament. With three places at the Junior World Cup on offer in Puerto Rico, that meant that as soon as the Chileans qualified for the semi finals, the remaining three teams secured their ticket to the world's premier Under 21 tournament before the playoff stage.
Argentina 8 defeated Mexico 0
Goals: Argentina - Daniela Paola Maloberti 7m 20m 24m 61m, Gabriela Agguirre 40m, Yanina Garcia 42m, Carla Rebecchi 68m, Pilar Mejico 70m
Uruguay 5 defeated Bermuda 1
Goals: Uruguay – Sofia Sanguinetti 30m, Federica Ibarra 35m, Veronica Dupont 37m, Carolina Gibernau 43m, Florencia Mondelli 58m; Bermuda - Erica Frith 26m
Jamiaca 3 defeated Dominican Republic 0
Goals: Jamaica – Shakeela Elliot 14m 30m, Dardr-Ann Clarke 70m
USA 10 defeated Puerto Rico 0
Goals: USA – Katie Grant 6m 15m, Mia Link 20m 25m, Mary Fox 22m, Rachel Dawson 33m, Laree Beans 36m, Lauren Crandall 41m, Lori Hillman 57m, Katelyn Falgowski 59m
Chile 6 defeated Trinidad & Tobago 0
Goals: Chile – Carolina Garcia 15m 68m, Daniela Caram 35m, Alexandra Sclabos 47m, Denise Infante 57m, Catalina Thiermann 62m
Canada 3 defeated Barbados 1
Goals: Canada - Thea Cully 44m, Tyla Flexman 59m, Megan Anderson 69m; Barbados - Joanna Clarke 48m
Report by Sherlan Cabralis, PAHF Media Officer
The final day of the preliminary rounds started with no surprises as Argentina defeated Mexico 8-0. Argentina’s central defender and penalty corner specialist, Daniela Paola Maloberti, scored four goals to seal her team’s undefeated record in the preliminary stage. Mexico played well and continued to improve, but could not handle the Argentineans’ various tactical switches and set plays.
The game that followed saw an enthusiastic Bermuda take the lead in the 26th minute with a deflection from Erica Frith against Uruguay. However, Sofia Sanguinetti equalised four minutes later when she converted a penalty stroke from an improper clearance by the Bermudan goalkeeper.
A well-executed penalty corner by Federica Ibarra gave Uruguay the lead at the half and they went on to a comfortable 5-1 win. The Bermudans can take comfort from their competitive showing, which was warmly appreciated by the spectators.
The Dominican Republic put up a good fight against Jamaica and held out for a respectful 3-0 loss. Two successful penalty strokes from Jamaican captain Shakeela Elliott and another 70th minute penalty corner, gave the “Reggae Ladies” the edge although the Dominican Republic competed throughout the match and were unfortunate not to have scored.
The USA solidified their top position in Pool B by trouncing Puerto Rico 10-0 as they prepared for the crossover round of the championships by moving the ball and looking for quick breaks. Once again Puerto Rico challenged for every ball but was unsuccessful against a strong USA team.
Trinidad & Tobago took on Chile with the hope of pulling of a win to take third position in Pool A but were unable to match the Chileans’ quick plays and ball movement. It was a quick play on the top of the circle which led to the opener after 15 minutes from Chile’s captain and top goal scorer, Carolina Garcia.
Garcia is now tied with, Argentina’s Ines Garmendia with 10 goals for top goal scorer of the tournament. The game ended 6-0 in favour of Chile, who will now take on the USA in the crossover.
The last game of the night was packed with excitement as Barbados went head to head with Canada. Level at the half, the Canadians took the lead in the 44th minute which resulted from a bad pass.
However, four minutes later Barbados’ skillful Joanna Davis made a solo run to equalise. The match continued at record pace, when Canada got a penalty corner and converted to take the lead in the 59th minute.
It was Megan Anderson who sealed Canada’s 3-1 victory. Barbados will play Mexico in the play off to qualify for 5th and 6th place.
USA tops Puerto Rico to seal Junior World Cup berth and move into semi finals
Report by Howard Thomas, USFHA
The USA Field Hockey women’s Under 21 team rolled to a 10-0 win over host Puerto Rico to conclude round play in Pool B at the Pan American Junior Championships.
With the win, the USA captured the top spot in Pool B and will play the second place team in Pool A in the semi final round on Thursday. The USA’s probable opponent, Chile, was in position to clinch the number two spot in Pool A with a win, draw or anything less than a 12-goal loss to Trinidad & Tobago.
Four-time defending tournament champion Argentina captured the top spot in Pool A and will meet Pool B’s second place team in Thursday’s first semifinal game. The tournament final is scheduled for Sunday.
The USA clinched its fifth straight shutout victory in Pool B as Katie Grant and Mia Link scored two goals each to lead the team to the win.
Grant opened the scoring in the sixth minute with a field goal and added to the total nine minutes later with a penalty corner goal. The USA then reeled-off four goals in five minutes as Link sandwiched her two goals around a field goal by Mary Fox to give the USA a 5-0 advantage with five minutes left in the first half. Rachel Dawson concluded the first half scoring with a penalty corner goal in the 33rd minute.
The USA continued its dominance in the second half as Laree Beans connected for on a field goal in the first minute of the second stanza and Lauren Crandall collected her sixth goal of the tournament on a penalty corner three minutes later to give the USA an 8-0 lead.
Lori Hillman converted a penalty stroke and Katelyn Falgowski added a field goal in the 59th minute to conclude the scoring.
U.S. goalkeeper Brianna O’Donnell collected her second shutout in the tournament for a USA defense that did not allow a goal in five pool-play games. Goalkeeper Katherine Blair earned shutouts in the first three games of the tournament for the USA.
9-12 Classification: Trinidad & Tobago v Puerto Rico, 1pm
9-12 Classification: Dominican Republic v Bermuda, 3.30pm
5-8 Classification: Mexico v Barbados, 8am
5-8 Classification: Jamaica v Uruguay, 10.30am
Semi Final 1: Argentina v Canada, 1pm
Semi Final 2: Chile v USA, 3.30pm