Rabo Champions Trophy Amstelveen 2011
Amstelveen, Netherlands - June 25 - 3, 2011

GER V NZL ( Pool B ) Rabo Champions Trophy Amstelveen 2011

GER
1 - 0
NZL

Match Review GER - NZL 1-0

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
GER 28 28 MÜLLER Julia PC 1 - 0

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
GER 43 7 KELLER Natascha G

GER

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
DNP
1 FRANK Yvonne
X
6 STEINDOR Luisa
X
7 KELLER Natascha 1
X
8 SCHÜTZE Christina
22
9 HILLMANN Kristina
X
10 HASSELMANN Nina
X
13 OTTE Katharina
DNP
14 TESCHKE Jana
X
17 VOGEL Barbara
11
20 ANDERSCH Lena
X
22 BEERMANN Janine
22
23 MÄVERS Marie
X
24 STÖCKEL Maike
X
25 MÜLLER-WIELAND Janne
8
26 WILDE Celine
X
28 MÜLLER Julia 1
11
30 SEHLMANN Mia
X
31 KARWATZKY Julia
  Team Manager AL SAADI Kais
  Stand-In Manager GASSERT Dorle
  Head Coach BEHRMANN Michael
  Assistant Coach STELLER Jan
  Physiotherapist WITTMANN Britta
  Medical Doctor KHALIL Safi
  Medical Doctor ALF Dietmar

NZL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 SHARLAND Kayla
X
2 NAYLOR Emily
X
3 FORGESSON Krystal
X
5 GLYNN Katie
X
8 RUTHERFORD Sally
X
9 MILLINGTON Alana
7
12 GUNSON Ella
X
16 ESHUIS Clarissa
DNP
17 TALBOT Lucy
7
20 HARRISON Samantha
X
21 FINLAYSON Cathryn
7
22 FLYNN Gemma
54
23 THORPE Anna
Bench
27 DEVINE Sophie
X
28 HARRISON Charlotte
X
30 RUSSELL Bianca
X
31 MICHELSEN Stacey
X
32 PUNT Anita
  Team Manager BALME Debbie
  Head Coach HAGER Mark
  Stand-In Manager LESLIE Chris
  Assistant Coach NICOL Greg
  Physiotherapist O'CONNOR Fiona

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 BARTLEMA Stella
Umpire 2 MIAO Lin
Reserve Umpire SOMA Chieko
Video Umpire BLOCK Frances
Judge 1 MUGA Dorothy
Technical Officer DE VRIES-SCHEEREN Brigitte

Black Sticks denied by Germany

Germany were given a very tough ride by the Black Sticks in the opening match of the Rabo FIH Champions Trophy but emerged as winners thanks to a solitary first half penalty corner strike from Julia Müller.  New Zealand dominated long periods of the first half, but Müller’s clinical shot proved to be too good for outstanding goalkeeper Bianca Russell. Although lucky to go into half time with the advantage, Germany were excellent in the second half and showed that they will be a tough team to beat here at Amstelveen’s Wagener Stadium in The Netherlands.

Despite their lesser world ranking, New Zealand were by far the better team in the first half, dominating possession and rarely letting Germany out of their own half. The Black Sticks has some decent chances, with Clarissa Eshuis’s penalty corner flick forcing a decent save from Germany keeper Barbara Vogel.

When Vogel was eventually beaten she was rescued by her defensive team mates, with Julia Karwatzky and Christina Schütze both making excellent blocks on the line within seconds of each other to deny New Zealand. It was a seriously impressive start for the Black Sticks, who applied relentless pressure of the Germany defence.

However, possession and chances are nothing without goals, and Germany showed their ruthlessness when they scored with their only clear-cut goal-scoring opportunity of the first half. New Zealand conceded a penalty corner in the 28th minute which, fittingly, was drilled home by Germany number 28 Julia Müller.

New Zealand were unlucky to go into half team trailing, but faced a vastly improved Germany team in the second half and were thankful to goalkeeper Bianca Russell who kept them in the game with a string of top class saves. Russell came to her side’s rescue making saves from Natascha Keller as well as a double block from a penalty corner situation.

The Black Sticks rallied towards the end of the game and eventually won a penalty corner with three minutes remaining. However, Germany blocked out the danger and claimed all three points in their Champions Trophy opener.  

  • Match 03
  • Date Sat, 25 Jun 2011
  • Time 14:00
  • Pool/Class Pool B
  • Venue

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