NZL V USA ( Pool ) 2016 Women's Champions Trophy

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USA

Match Review NZL - USA 1-1

Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 25, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 25, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 25, 2016
Watch clips from the Women’s Hockey Champions Trop…Posted June 25, 2016
USA sealed their place in the bronze medal match at the Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy 2016 thanks to a 1-1 draw against New Zealand in the second match of the day in London. The result ended New Zealand’s hope of competing for a medal, meaning that they will now play in the 5-6 Classification match on Sunday. 
The USA are now guaranteed of a minimum fourth place finish at this event, despite entering the competition as the lowest placed side in the FIH Hero World Rankings (7th). 
USA scored the opening goal in the 10th minute thanks to Kelsey Kolojejchick, with New Zealand replying through Olivia Merry’s penalty corner six minutes after half time. New Zealand replaced their goalkeeper with an outfield player in the latter stages, although it was the Americans who would surely have won the match were it not for three exceptional goal-line clearances from Brooke Neal.  
“Really, we are just looking to close out this tournament, put in a strong performance and play to our best”, said USA defender Julia Reinprecht. “We want to leave the tournament knowing what we have to work on before hitting it hard in training and getting set for Rio (Olympics). That said, we really are eying up the bronze medal here.” 
New Zealand’s Charlotte Harrison said: “We weren't clinical enough up front today so that was a bit of a shame. We needed a win to play-off for the bronze. Unfortunately that didn't quite come through so we are pretty gutted. Onwards and upwards for Rio."

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
USA 10 7 KOLOJEJCHICK Kelsey FG 0 - 1
NZL 36 4 MERRY Olivia PC 1 - 1

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
USA 27 9 VITTESE Michelle G
NZL 45 17 COCKS Sophie G

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 de la FUENTE Carolina
Umpire 2 SEYMOUR Kylie
Reserve Umpire BLOCK Frances
Video Umpire WILLOX Annabelle
Judge 1 SCHWEDE Sonja
Judge 2 VILCHEZ Emilia
Technical Officer PENNYCOOK Jo
  • Match 14
  • Date Sat, 25 Jun 2016
  • Time 14:00
  • Pool/Class Pool
  • Venue

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