USA V IRL ( Pool B ) Hockey World League Semi-Final Valencia

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Ireland stunned world number five side USA 2-0 with goals from Megan Frazer and Anna O’Flanagan to ensure they finish in the top two of Pool B.

It was a smash and grab performance, built on a huge defensive effort as the US won eight corners and drew a series of last ditch tackles from a gutsy Irish defence. And, from the few attacks Ireland had, they showed real menace.

Frazer served notice of her intent with one backhand that was tipped around the post by Jackie Briggs before she opened the scoring. Gillian Pinder set it up with a neat turn before laying it into her captain’s path and she pinged home a low finish.

USA dominated the play thereafter. They had already seen a couple of chances well saved – including one from Melissa Gonzalez spectacularly batted away by Cliodhna Sargent. The second half was one-way traffic with the USA corner count mounting but Rachel Dawson and Lauren Crandall were stumped either by the helmet of Emma Gray or the diving blocks of Yvonne O’Byrne and Anna O’Flanagan.

And, from their sole attack of the second half, Ireland broke through Frazer who laid on for O’Flanagan to sweep home the second goal. It was Ireland's third win of the group and ensures they finish in the top two.

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
IRL 29 11 FRAZER Megan FG 0 - 1
IRL 60 26 O'FLANAGAN Anna FG 0 - 2

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
IRL 18 4 O'BYRNE Yvonne G
USA 19 9 VITTESE Michelle G
IRL 20 20 WATKINS Chloe G
IRL 33 10 McCAY Shirley Y

USA

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
8
2 FEE Stefanie
X
5 GONZALEZ Melissa
Bench
6 WIDDALL Alesha
X
7 KOLOJEJCHICK Kelsey
X
8 DAWSON Rachel
5
9 VITTESE Michelle 1
X
10 WITMER Jill
X
12 REINPRECHT Julia
X
14 REINPRECHT Katie
X
16 O'DONNELL Katie
3
18 KASOLD Michelle
5
21 SELENSKI Paige
X
23 FALGOWSKI Katelyn
4
24 SHARKEY Kathleen
X
27 CRANDALL Lauren
5
28 VAN SICKLE Caitlin
X
29 MANLEY Alyssa
X
31 BRIGGS Jackie
  Team Manager JENNINGS Steve
  Head Coach PARNHAM Craig
  Stand-In Manager KNAPP Kelly
  Assistant Coach SCHOPMAN Janneke
  Physiotherapist URETSKY Lori
  Medical Doctor HIGGINS David

IRL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 GRAY Emma
X
4 O'BYRNE Yvonne 1
X
5 SARGENT Cliodhna
X
6 SMYTH Emma
X
8 EVANS Nicola
8
9 MULLAN Katie
X
10 McCAY Shirley 1
X
11 FRAZER Megan 1
3
15 PINDER Gillian
3
16 CONNERY Aine
Bench
19 McFERRAN Ayeisha
4
20 WATKINS Chloe 1
X
21 COLVIN Lizzie
X
22 DALY Nicola
X
23 MATTHEWS Hannah
X
26 O'FLANAGAN Anna 1
11
29 DILLON Kate
11
30 MEEKE Alison
  Team Manager PETRAKOS George
  Stand-In Manager BOYLES Arlene
  Head Coach SMITH Darren
  Assistant Coach SHAW Graham
  Physiotherapist RYAN Deirdre
  Medical Doctor McCARTHY Sinead

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 BRUNEKREEF Caroline
Umpire 2 BENNETT Karen
Reserve Umpire ESKINA Elena
Video Umpire ROACH Lisa
Judge 1 PENNYCOOK Jo
Judge 2 CORA-XAVIER Viviane
Technical Officer RUTTEN Edna
  • Match 18
  • Date Tue, 16 Jun 2015
  • Time 15:00
  • Pool/Class Pool B
  • Venue Betero

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