USA V IRL ( 5th - 8th ) Hockey World League Semi-Final Valencia

USA
6 - 1
IRL

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Lauren Crandall and Katie O’Donnell struck twice as USA found their scoring mojo to beat Ireland 6-1 and keep alive their Olympic hopes as they advance to the 5th/6th place playoff at the Hockey World League Semi-Final in Valencia.

The Irish had beaten USA 2-0 in the group stages but the world number five side were too strong and were assured and in control for most of the match. In their first meeting, the US let slide eight penalty corners but there was no repeat performance.

Lauren Crandall knocked in two before the 10 minute mark, the first after a smart dodge right and her bouncing shot clipped the top of Emma Gray’s pads en route to the goal. The second was far more direct, scooting through Gray’s defences.

Gray subsequently made a trio of great stops in the second quarter but was powerless to stop O’Donnell making it 3-0 in the 35th minute. She turned delightfully in mid-circle to create space and powered home. She added another six minutes later from a corner rebound. Anna O’Flanagan – with her fourth goal of the tournament – reduced the deficit in similar fashion from Ireland’s second corner.

But the US came back strong and were 5-1 up when Paige Selenski picked up the pieces from a scrappy attack that was initially cleared off the Irish line by Shirley McCay but only as far as the striker. She showed little mercy in picking out the top corner. Jill Witmer then completed the rout two minutes from the end when she finished off a one on one chance in style.

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
USA 8 27 CRANDALL Lauren PC 1 - 0
USA 9 27 CRANDALL Lauren PC 2 - 0
USA 35 16 O'DONNELL Katie FG 3 - 0
USA 41 16 O'DONNELL Katie PC 4 - 0
IRL 43 26 O'FLANAGAN Anna PC 4 - 1
USA 47 21 SELENSKI Paige FG 5 - 1
USA 58 10 WITMER Jill FG 6 - 1

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
USA 30 5 GONZALEZ Melissa G
IRL 34 26 O'FLANAGAN Anna G
IRL 40 29 DILLON Kate G
IRL 52 10 McCAY Shirley Y

USA

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
6
2 FEE Stefanie
X
5 GONZALEZ Melissa 1
X
6 WIDDALL Alesha
X
7 KOLOJEJCHICK Kelsey
X
8 DAWSON Rachel
X
9 VITTESE Michelle
3
10 WITMER Jill 1
X
12 REINPRECHT Julia
4
14 REINPRECHT Katie
X
16 O'DONNELL Katie 2
X
18 KASOLD Michelle
5
21 SELENSKI Paige 1
X
23 FALGOWSKI Katelyn
X
24 SHARKEY Kathleen
X
27 CRANDALL Lauren 2
5
28 VAN SICKLE Caitlin
5
29 MANLEY Alyssa
Bench
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
X
5 SARGENT Cliodhna
X
6 SMYTH Emma
X
8 EVANS Nicola
5
9 MULLAN Katie
X
10 McCAY Shirley 1
X
11 FRAZER Megan
6
15 PINDER Gillian
2
16 CONNERY Aine
Bench
19 McFERRAN Ayeisha
5
20 WATKINS Chloe
X
21 COLVIN Lizzie
X
22 DALY Nicola
X
23 MATTHEWS Hannah
X
26 O'FLANAGAN Anna 1 1
12
29 DILLON Kate 1
8
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 SANDERS Hannah
Umpire 2 REYDO Mariana
Reserve Umpire BRUNEKREEF Caroline
Video Umpire McCLEAN Ayanna
Judge 1 CORA-XAVIER Viviane
Judge 2 ROSS Ginny
Technical Officer RUTTEN Edna
  • Match 27
  • Date Sat, 20 Jun 2015
  • Time 11:30
  • Pool/Class 5th - 8th
  • Venue Betero

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