BEL V JPN ( 5th - 8th ) Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp 2015

BEL
1 - 1 (2-4)
JPN

Match Review BEL - JPN 1-1

BEL V JPN Goal 1 for BELPosted July 2, 2015
BEL V JPN HighlightsPosted July 2, 2015

Belgium's Red Panthers once again fell foul of a shoot-out as they lost to Japan in a close and tense encounter.

It was an even first quarter with neither side looking to pressure their opponent's goal, but some tough tackling and determined defending was a feature of both teams.

Anouk Raes and Stephanie Vanden Borre were both busy in the Belgium attack, but the well-drilled Japanese defence, marshalled by Yukari Yamamoto, was able to deal with the challenges posed on the edge of the circle.

Mie Nakashima and Yuri Nagai spearheaded the Japanese counter in the opening minutes of the second quarter, their pressure winning the first penalty corner of the game. Shihori Oikawa (18') made the most of the opportunity, sweeping the ball into the Belgium goal.

Stephanie de Groof provided the Red Panther's response on 22 minutes, again a sweep shot from a penalty corner, which flew past Sakiyo Asano into the Japanese goal.

The second half continued in much the same vein, with both teams enjoying periods of pressure but no-one able to make the decisive breakthrough.

Louise Versavel saved the ball from rolling over the line following a Cherry Blossoms attack, while at the other end Alix Gerniers was causing panic among the Cherry Blossoms with her strong running.

Post and goalkeeper were called into action as Japan ramped up the pressure in the final quarter, Aisling d'Hooghe sustained a blow to the head, but was soon back on her feet and made vital and athletic saves to keep the score at 1-1, and Japan will also rue their luck as they hit the post twice.

Stalemate continued to full time, so the teams lined up for the second shoot-out of the day. Japan's Akiko Kato was the heroine of the Cherry Blossom team as she scored the decisive goal.

Her goal was a culmination of a shoot-out packed with drama – a disallowed penalty stroke, two referrals and some exciting goal mouth action as both keepers strove to keep their opponent's out.

"You just have to back yourself," Kato said after the game. "Of course I was nervous but it is something we have practised. It should never have got to that, we created a lot of chances in the game and should have put them away.

The result means that Belgium will play Italy, while Japan's dreams of a ticket to Rio remain alive as they take on Asian rivals India.

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
JPN 18 13 OIKAWA Shihori PC 0 - 1
BEL 22 5 De GROOF Stephanie PC 1 - 1

Shootouts

Team Attacker Defender Result Score
JPN NAKASHIMA Mie D'HOOGHE Aisling O 0 - 0
BEL VANDEN BORRE Stephanie ASANO Sakiyo O 0 - 0
JPN YAMAMOTO Yukari D'HOOGHE Aisling X 0 - 1
BEL van LINDT Lieselotte ASANO Sakiyo X 1 - 1
JPN SHIBATA Akane D'HOOGHE Aisling X 1 - 2
BEL GERNIERS Alix ASANO Sakiyo O 1 - 2
JPN NAGAI Yuri D'HOOGHE Aisling X 1 - 3
BEL RAES Anouk ASANO Sakiyo X 2 - 3
JPN KATO Akiko D'HOOGHE Aisling X 2 - 4

X Goal, O Saved, - Not Taken

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
BEL 34 7 VANDERMEIREN Judith G
BEL 50 22 VANDEN BORRE Stephanie G
BEL 58 7 VANDERMEIREN Judith Y

BEL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
11
2 De SCHEEMAEKERE Anne-Sophie
X
3 CAVENAILE Louise
X
4 FOBE Aline
X
5 De GROOF Stephanie 1
X
6 RAES Anouk
X
7 VANDERMEIREN Judith 1 1
5
8 PUVREZ Emma
X
9 van LINDT Lieselotte
Bench
10 SIMONS Megane
X
13 GERNIERS Alix
X
14 SINIA Emilie
5
16 VERSAVEL Louise
X
19 NELEN Barbara
X
21 D'HOOGHE Aisling
6
22 VANDEN BORRE Stephanie 1
3
24 SIMONS Manon
7
26 WAGEMANS Caroline
X
27 BOON Jill
  Team Manager BOSTEELS Julie
  Head Coach KINA Pascal
  Stand-In Manager SCHOUPPE Ellen
  Assistant Coach GOLDBERG John
  Medical Doctor van CUTSEM Mika
  Physiotherapist GAEREMYNCK Dorothee

JPN

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
Bench
1 OIE Ryoko
31
2 SAKAI Shiho
X
5 NAKAGAWA Miyuki
8
7 OTSUKA Shiho
X
8 HAYASHI Nagisa
X
9 NAKASHIMA Mie
X
10 KATO Akiko
X
11 SHIBATA Akane
8
12 MITSUHASHI Aki
X
13 OIKAWA Shihori 1
X
14 SAKAGUCHI Maki
7
15 NISHIMURA Ayaka
X
16 NAGAI Yuri
8
17 NAGAI Hazuki
X
18 ASANO Sakiyo
X
19 ONO Mayumi
7
20 MANO Yukari
X
21 YAMAMOTO Yukari
  Team Manager HASEBE Kenji
  Head Coach NAGAI Yuji
  Stand-In Manager YASUDA Zenjiro
  Physiotherapist MOGI Jun

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 ADENOT Claire
Umpire 2 KANG Hyun Young
Reserve Umpire CHEN Hong
Video Umpire ROSTRON Annelize
Judge 1 SHARMA Anjali
Judge 2 RAMPONE Guendalina
Technical Officer DECKENBROCK Christian
  • Match 27
  • Date Thu, 2 Jul 2015
  • Time 15:30
  • Pool/Class 5th - 8th
  • Venue KHC Dragons

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