ESP V USA ( 5th / 6th ) Hockey World League Semi-Final Valencia

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USA improved their chances of qualifying for the Olympic Games as they fought off hosts Spain 3-1 in Valencia, earning them fifth place while the Spaniards ended sixth.

In a high octane affair, spurred on by the local crowd, Spain were the first to make inroads and were rewarded for their endeavour just before the quarter-time hooter. Bea Perez was the one to provide the spectacular finish, volleying home first time after a Xantal Gine ball to the head of the D bounced off a USA defender and also off Roccio Ybarra.

The lead was short-lived, though, as the USA got back on terms just a couple of minutes into the second quarter. Their corners – something they struggled with earlier in the tournament – had helped pave the way against Ireland a day earlier and they again found a sweet move. Lauren Crandall gave the pace and Katie Reinprecht dove full length to redirect the ball out of reach of Maria Lopez de Eguilaz.

The goalkeeper was busy soon after to keep the USA out while the immaculate Gigi Oliva also made some key interventions before Rachel Dawson’s low push clipped the outside of the post.

It kept the gap at the minimum going into half-time and Spain were inches from an equaliser when Alicia Magaz, Ybarra and Berta Bonastre played pinball in front of Alesha Widdall but the ball somehow stayed out.

USA, though, were starting to find the baseline with increasing frequency as time wore on and it was via this route Kat Sharkey broke through. Her powerful run looked set to be followed by a pull-back but she spotted a near post gap and flicked home for 2-1.

Again, Spain replied. Corners came and went with Lola Riera denied by Widdall before USA killed off the game with five minutes left. Melissa Gonzalez’s cross got a touch from Michelle Vittese toward goal where Maria Lopez could do little to stop the ball bouncing into the goal.

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
ESP 15 21 PEREZ Beatriz FG 1 - 0
USA 17 14 REINPRECHT Katie PC 1 - 1
USA 40 24 SHARKEY Kathleen FG 1 - 2
USA 56 9 VITTESE Michelle FG 1 - 3

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
ESP 43 22 COMERMA Gloria G
ESP 53 11 GUINEA Cristina G

ESP

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 LOPEZ Maria
X
3 YBARRA Rocio
X
5 GUTIERREZ Rocio
6
6 PONS Julia
5
7 PETCHAME Carlota
7
9 LOPEZ GARCIA Maria
X
10 BONASTRE Berta
X
11 GUINEA Cristina 1
X
13 MAGAZ Alicia
5
14 TOST Maria
Bench
16 RUIZ Maria
X
17 RIERA Lola
X
20 GINE Xantal
X
21 PEREZ Beatriz 1
X
22 COMERMA Gloria 1
X
23 OLIVA Georgina
S
24 GARCIA Begoña
7
25 GOMEZ Maria
  Team Manager GOMEZ Raul
  Head Coach LOCK Adrian
  Stand-In Manager DONOSO BAILON Jorge
  Assistant Coach ALASTRUE Jordi
  Medical Doctor PEREZ M.Cristina
  Physiotherapist FERNANDEZ Senen

USA

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
5
2 FEE Stefanie
X
5 GONZALEZ Melissa
X
6 WIDDALL Alesha
X
7 KOLOJEJCHICK Kelsey
X
8 DAWSON Rachel
3
9 VITTESE Michelle 1
5
10 WITMER Jill
X
12 REINPRECHT Julia
X
14 REINPRECHT Katie 1
X
16 O'DONNELL Katie
X
18 KASOLD Michelle
X
21 SELENSKI Paige
X
23 FALGOWSKI Katelyn
3
24 SHARKEY Kathleen 1
X
27 CRANDALL Lauren
6
28 VAN SICKLE Caitlin
7
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

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 SEYMOUR Kylie
Umpire 2 BRUNEKREEF Caroline
Reserve Umpire YAMADA Emi
Video Umpire McCLEAN Ayanna
Judge 1 PENNYCOOK Jo
Judge 2 CORA-XAVIER Viviane
Technical Officer RUTTEN Edna
  • Match 31
  • Date Sun, 21 Jun 2015
  • Time 14:00
  • Pool/Class 5th / 6th
  • Venue Betero

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