ITA V BEL ( 7th / 8th ) Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp 2015

ITA
2 - 4
BEL

Match Review ITA - BEL 2-4

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Belgium overcame a spirited Italian attack to secure a 4-2 win and seventh place in the FINTRO Hockey World League Semi-Finals.

 On a day that Emilie Sinia was awarded her 200th cap, Belgium Red Panthers weathered an encounter with a feisty Italian team to finish in seventh place.

"We are disappointed not to have finished higher," said Stephanie de Groof. "Mentally, this win will hav done us good, but we must take a stronger mental game to the European Championships. We were 35 seconds from beating Korea and fighting for an Olympic place, that was the disappointment."

The opening goal of the game was scored in the final moment of the first quarter, it went to Italy's Macarena Ronsissvalli (15') who picked up the slip from Martina Lecchini and placed the ball coolly past Aisling D'Hooghe in the Red Lion's goal.

Belgium restored parity through Louise Versavel (19'). She picked up a ball from Aline Fobe and in one sharp move, turned and shot home. The home team's lead was extended in the 25th minute when Stephanie Vanden Borre slapped the ball past Maria Donati after some great build-up play down the right-side of the pitch by Judith Vandermeiren.

In the second half, Italy came back strongly, but were unable to breakdown the play until the 41st minute. At that point Belgium had been reduced to eight field players and Italy were able to plug the Red Lions in their own defensive quarter, Chiara Tiddi putting the penalty corner away via a Belgium player's stick.

The final quarter saw Belgium take the game by the scruff of the neck and put daylight between themselves and their lower ranked rivals. First Versavel doubled her tally and then Vandermeiren made it 4-2.

Tiddi had a chance to reduce the lead, but her shot was high and perhaps a sign of the captain's frustration at the result.

"We will not go backwards from this," said Martina Lecchini after the game. "We played well here against higher ranked opposition and we will build from here."

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
ITA 15 8 RONSISVALLI Macarena PC 1 - 0
BEL 19 16 VERSAVEL Louise FG 1 - 1
BEL 25 22 VANDEN BORRE Stephanie FG 1 - 2
ITA 41 17 TIDDI Chiara PC 2 - 2
BEL 48 16 VERSAVEL Louise FG 2 - 3
BEL 52 7 VANDERMEIREN Judith FG 2 - 4

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
BEL 3 6 RAES Anouk G
ITA 19 25 RUGGIERI Giuliana G
ITA 21 10 MIRABELLA Dalila Y
BEL 26 13 GERNIERS Alix G
BEL 39 13 GERNIERS Alix G
BEL 40 3 CAVENAILE Louise Y
ITA 48 15 SOCINO Maria Y

ITA

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
2 TRAVERSO Celina
X
5 AGUIRRE Constanza
20
6 NOGUEIRA Florencia
X
7 BRACONI Valentina
X
8 RONSISVALLI Macarena 1
10
9 GARRAFFO Maria
X
10 MIRABELLA Dalila 1
Bench
12 CHIRICO Martina
X
14 PACELLA Elisabetta
X
15 SOCINO Maria 1
10
16 LECCHINI Martina
X
17 TIDDI Chiara 1
6
18 LOVAGNINI Aldana
9
19 di MAURO Eleonora
Bench
21 WYBIERALSKA Agata
X
22 DONATI Maria
X
25 RUGGIERI Giuliana 1
X
32 CASALE Marcela
  Team Manager ROSSI Gianni
  Head Coach FERRARA Fernando
  Stand-In Manager BRIOTTI Gianluca
  Assistant Coach LANZANO Massimo
  Medical Doctor BONANNO Santo
  Physiotherapist GIULIAN Davide

BEL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
2 De SCHEEMAEKERE Anne-Sophie
8
3 CAVENAILE Louise 1
X
4 FOBE Aline
X
5 De GROOF Stephanie
X
6 RAES Anouk 1
X
7 VANDERMEIREN Judith 1
5
8 PUVREZ Emma
X
9 van LINDT Lieselotte
Bench
10 SIMONS Megane
X
13 GERNIERS Alix 2
X
14 SINIA Emilie
5
16 VERSAVEL Louise 2
X
19 NELEN Barbara
X
21 D'HOOGHE Aisling
5
22 VANDEN BORRE Stephanie 1
5
24 SIMONS Manon
5
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

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 CHEN Hong
Umpire 2 ROSTRON Annelize
Reserve Umpire CHURCH Amber
Video Umpire METCHETTE Carol
Judge 1 SHARMA Anjali
Judge 2 McKAY Iain
Technical Officer WOTHERSPOON Anne
  • Match 30
  • Date Sat, 4 Jul 2015
  • Time 10:30
  • Pool/Class 7th / 8th
  • Venue KHC Dragons

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