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Germany & Netherlands qualify for women's IWC “dream final”

February 7, 2015

The women of Germany and the Netherlands will play in a dream final on Sunday thanks to victories in their respective semi-final matches. Die Danas powered to a 7-0 semi-final victory over Austria, while the Netherlands emerged from a tough match against Czech Republic as 3-1 winners.

Germany reached the tournament final with a terrific display to crush Austria. A capacity 5,500 crowd watched the home favourites storm into a 5-0 lead with team captain Katharina Otte scoring twice and Franzisca Hauke, Anne Schröder and Katharina Windfeder putting Germany out of sight at half time. Kristina Hillmann and Charlotte van Bodegom chipped in with second half efforts to complete the scoring and delight the home crowd.

“It was important to make a few good saves at the start of the match”, said Germany goalkeeper Yvonne Frank, who along with team-mate Céline Wilde was celebrating not just the win but also her birthday. “I am very happy to win and it is my birthday, so everything is good. We are exhausted and need to recover if we are to win the title tomorrow.”

Although clearly disappointed by the defeat, Austria Head Coach Nitan Sondhi said that the occasion was very special occasion for his players. “It was a highlight for everybody to play in front of the crowd, but now we really want to finish the tournament by winning bronze.”
 
Germany were joined in the final by the Netherlands, who took a 1-0 lead into half time thanks to Lieke Hulsen and extended their advantage moments after the break through Denise Admiraal. The Czechs made life interesting when Adela Bizova slammed home a penalty corner in the 29th minute, but Denise Admiraal strick again to seal a 3-1 win for the Dutch girls.

Netherlands captain Karin van Ouden was pleased with her team’s performance. “We scored early today and played much better than we did against Ukraine, The whole match was more controlled. We know that we will have the crowd against us tomorrow, but we are really looking forward to playing Germany.” Czech player Katerina Lacina said: “It was a great success to reach the semis, but today we made cheap mistakes and the Dutch punished us. They deserved the win but we are now really motivated to win the bronze medal match against Austria.

The women’s matches that take place tomorrow at the Indoor World Cup will decide the placings from 1 to 8. The Bronze medal match between Czech Republic and Austria takes placed at 1000 (UTC / GMT +1), with the title match between Germany and the Netherlands starting at 1300. Belarus and Australia will play for 7th place at 1015 on pitch 2, with Poland and Ukraine fighting for 5th at 11.45.
Germany were joined in the final by the Netherlands, who took a 1-0 lead into half time thanks to Lieke Hulsen and extended their advantage moments after the break through Denise Admiraal. The Czechs made life interesting when Adela Bizova slammed home a penalty corner in the 29th minute, but Denise Admiraal strick again to seal a 3-1 win for the Dutch girls.

Netherlands captain Karin van Ouden was pleased with her team’s performance. “We scored early today and played much better than we did against Ukraine, The whole match was more controlled. We know that we will have the crowd against us tomorrow, but we are really looking forward to playing Germany.”

Czech captain Tereza Mejzlikova said: “It was a great success to reach the semis, but today we made cheap mistakes and the Dutch punished us. They deserved the win but we are now really motivated to win the bronze medal match against Austria.

The women’s matches that take place tomorrow at the Indoor World Cup will decide the placings from 1 to 8. The Bronze medal match between Czech Republic and Austria takes placed at 1000 (UTC / GMT +1), with the title match between Germany and the Netherlands starting at 1300. Belarus and Australia will play for 7th place at 1015 on pitch 2, with Poland and Ukraine fighting for 5th at 11.45.
 
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