AUS V GER ( QF ) Hockey World League Final Rosario 2015

AUS
2 - 2 (1-2)
GER

Match Review AUS - GER 2-2

Watch clips from the Australia - Germany game at t…Posted December 10, 2015
Watch clips from the Australia - Germany game at t…Posted December 10, 2015
Watch clips from the Australia - Germany game at t…Posted December 10, 2015
Watch clips from the Australia - Germany game at t…Posted December 10, 2015
Watch clips from the Australia - Germany game at t…Posted December 10, 2015
Watch clips from the Australia - Germany game at t…Posted December 10, 2015
Watch clips from the Australia - Germany game at t…Posted December 10, 2015
Watch clips from the Australia - Germany game at t…Posted December 10, 2015
Watch clips from the Australia - Germany game at t…Posted December 10, 2015
Watch clips from the Australia - Germany game at t…Posted December 10, 2015
Watch clips from the Australia - Germany game at t…Posted December 10, 2015
Watch clips from the Australia - Germany game at t…Posted December 10, 2015

It was drama all the way in the third quarter final of the Argentina Hockey World League Final. The match between pool A winners Australia and Germany – who were fourth placed in pool B – looked to be going all Australia's way until Lisa Altenburg grabbed two goals in the dying minutes of both the third and fourth quarter to take the game to shoot out.

And when it comes to confidence in shoot-out situations there is no team with deeper self belief than Germany. And so it proved… Germany made no mistake as they beat the Hockeyroos 2-1 in shoot out, with Marie Mavers scoring the winning shoot-out goal.

The world number two side took an early lead when Ashleigh Nelson and Georgia Nanscawen combined to out-wit Kristina Reynolds in the German goal. It was Nanscawen (5') who got the touch after a great ball across the pitch from Ashleigh Nelson.

When it comes to quarter finals, Germany always play with belief and this opening half showed no change in this attitude. They certainly came to play and were not going to let a one goal deficit alter their pattern of play. With Janne Muller-Weiland and Nina Hasselmann offering a solid base from which to attack, the German team made sure the Hockeyroos didn't have everything their own way. Lisa Altenburg and Lisa Schutze were working hard to spread the field and get behind the Australian defence, with Marie Mavers also showing determination to get an attack going.

However, as the half counted down, mistakes began to creep into the play and structure of both sides. Misplaced passes meant the ball flew needlessly off the pitch and chances were wasted at both ends. The Australians were the first to rally and Kat Slattery (25') made it 2-0 when she pounced on a rebounded penalty corner shot that was struck by Jane Claxton. This signalled a period of possession for the Australian team which always looked as if it could turn to a goal scoring opportunity.

The half-time whistle came just when German coach Jamilon Mulders needed it most to refocus his team on the mammoth task ahead. The second half was far more evenly matched. While Reynolds was called on to make a number of saves, so too the German forward line began to ask more of the Australian defence.

The goal that changed the game was Altenburg's first (44'). The ball was picked up by Pia-Sophie Oldhafer and fed to Altenburg who hit it smartly past Ashlee Wells into the Australia goal.

Gabrielle Nance nearly restore the two goal cushion when she took the ball on a solo run into the circle. Her shot was parried by Reynolds, who then recovered her balance to clear. Reynolds continued to impress as the Hockeyroos peppered her goal. Kenny had a penalty corner saved and the German 'keeper was also quick to react to shot from Nelson.

At the other end, Wells also enjoyed a tough work-out. She made an inspired triple save, including a great effort from Jana Teschke. Seconds later she also managed to block a point blank shot from Eileen Hoffmann. In between both 'keepers' acrobatics, the posts also played their parts – both Germany and Australia had shots foiled by the post.

With two minutes left, Germany removed Reynolds to play 11 field players. The ploy worked as the team immediately won a penalty corner, but Lydia Haase failed to make the most of the opportunity. The moment of drama came in the final minute when Altenburg pounced to make it 2-2 and sent the game to shoot-out. And the rest, as they say, is history.

"because we do not have a centralised programme, we have to develop over the course of the competition," said German coach Jamilon Mulders. "We believe in our quality and that [winning on shoot-out] is not the first time we have done that. So we believe in ourselves."

Kat Slattery, who scored for Australia, said "It was not good. We are not happy, we missed a lot of chances to wrap the game up."

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
AUS 5 2 NANSCAWEN Georgia FG 1 - 0
AUS 25 20 SLATTERY Kathryn PC 2 - 0
GER 44 18 ALTENBURG Lisa FG 2 - 1
GER 60 18 ALTENBURG Lisa FG 2 - 2

Shootouts

Team Attacker Defender Result Score
AUS BLYTH Madonna REYNOLDS Kristina X 1 - 0
GER MÜLLER Julia WELLS Ashlee X 1 - 1
AUS NANSCAWEN Georgia REYNOLDS Kristina O 1 - 1
GER MÄVERS Marie WELLS Ashlee O 1 - 1
AUS DWYER Kirstin REYNOLDS Kristina O 1 - 1
GER ALTENBURG Lisa WELLS Ashlee X 1 - 2
AUS WILLIAMS Mariah REYNOLDS Kristina O 1 - 2
GER TESCHKE Jana WELLS Ashlee O 1 - 2
AUS KENNY Jodie REYNOLDS Kristina O 1 - 2

X Goal, O Saved, - Not Taken

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
GER 10 8 SCHRÖDER Anne G
AUS 17 17 MORGAN Georgina G
GER 26 30 HOFFMANN Eileen G
GER 42 21 HAUKE Franzisca Y
GER 46 18 ALTENBURG Lisa Y
GER 58 10 HASSELMANN Nina Y

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 PRESENQUI Irene
Umpire 2 YAMADA Emi
Reserve Umpire UNKA Aleesha
Video Umpire METCHETTE Carol
Judge 1 SHIN Jung Hee
Judge 2 AKII-BUA Nataki
Technical Officer PIGRETTI Laura
  • Match 16
  • Date Thu, 10 Dec 2015
  • Time 18:30
  • Pool/Class QF
  • Venue

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