Champions Trophy Rosario 2012
Rosario, Argentina - January 28 - 3, 2012

NZL V JPN ( 5/6 ) Champions Trophy Rosario 2012

NZL
3 - 4
JPN

Match Review NZL - JPN 3-4

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
JPN 3 12 SHIBATA Akane FG 0 - 1
JPN 15 22 TANAKA Izuki FG 0 - 2
NZL 41 5 GLYNN Katie FG 1 - 2
NZL 53 31 MICHELSEN Stacey PC 2 - 2
JPN 59 19 FUJIO Kaori FG 2 - 3
NZL 69 5 GLYNN Katie PC 3 - 3
JPN 78 10 KOMAZAWA Rika FG 3 - 4

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
JPN 17 26 KATO Akemi G
JPN 21 8 YAMAMOTO Yukari G
JPN 33 26 KATO Akemi G
NZL 39 3 FORGESSON Krystal G
JPN 41 10 KOMAZAWA Rika Y

NZL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 SHARLAND Kayla
X
2 NAYLOR Emily
X
3 FORGESSON Krystal 1
X
5 GLYNN Katie 2
X
8 RUTHERFORD Sally
17
9 MILLINGTON Alana
6
13 CHARLTON Samantha
X
16 ESHUIS Clarissa
7
17 TALBOT Lucy
X
19 DENNISON Rhiannon
6
20 HARRISON Samantha
X
21 FINLAYSON Cathryn
6
22 FLYNN Gemma
DNP
27 DEVINE Sophie
X
28 HARRISON Charlotte
DNP
30 RUSSELL Bianca
X
31 MICHELSEN Stacey 1
X
32 PUNT Anita
  Team Manager BALME Debbie
  Stand-In Manager LESLIE Chris
  Head Coach HAGER Mark
  Assistant Coach NICOL Greg
  Physiotherapist O'CONNOR Fiona

JPN

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 ASANO Sakiyo
X
2 HAYASHI Nagisa
21
4 IWAO Sachimi
X
5 NAKAGAWA Miyuki
X
6 MURAKAMI Ai
X
7 OTSUKA Shiho
X
8 YAMAMOTO Yukari 1
11
9 MITSUHASHI Aki
X
10 KOMAZAWA Rika 1 1
X
12 SHIBATA Akane 1
25
13 AKUTSU Chie
X
14 MANABE Keiko
DNP
15 IIMURA Mika
DNP
18 OIE Ryoko
X
19 FUJIO Kaori 1
11
21 ARAI Mazuki
7
22 TANAKA Izuki 1
X
26 KATO Akemi 2
  Head Coach YASUDA Zenjiro
  Team Manager NAGAI Yuji
  Stand-In Manager FUJIHARA Nobuyuki
  Physiotherapist KAWAMURA Atsushi

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 ASHTON-LUCY Julie
Umpire 2 MEISTER Michelle
Reserve Umpire MIAO Lin
Video Umpire METCHETTE Carol
Judge 1 RINALDINI Lorena
Judge 2 MERCEZ SELES Soraya
Technical Officer PIGRETTI Laura

Japan qualify for Champions Trophy 2014
5/6 classification – NZL 3-4 JPN (AET)

Japan have qualified for 2014’s Champions Trophy as they have beaten New Zealand in a very competitive  5th place playoff. Katie Glynn’s late 3-3 secured the extra-time for New Zealand where Rika Komazawa scored the Golden Goal for Japan.

This was the first ever Champions Trophy match featuring New Zealand and Japan. Their last encounter at a world level event came at the 2010 World Cup in Rosario and saw New Zealand come back from 0-2 down to draw 2-2.

Japan had a great start into this match taking the lead in third minute. Akane Shibata was marked poorly by the New Zealand defenders. She won possession in front of goalkeeper Sally Rutherford and left her no chance. The Black Sticks had some circle penetrations afterwards but could not take advantage. Instead Japan could have doubled the lead but failed to score from two penalty corners. However the Winner of the 2011 Champions Challenge scored again when Izuki Tanaki (15’) picked up a ball in the circle netting the first time in her Champions Trophy career.  

Japan have held a 2-0 lead only once before in Champions Trophy competition. In the 2007 5/6 classification they have beaten Spain 2-0. New Zealand have won one of three matches at Rosario 2012 after trailing at half-time.

The Blacks Sticks were the stronger side in the second half pressuring Japan until Katie Glynn (41’) has put New Zealand on the scoreboard. They won three successive penalty corners but flicker Clarissa Eshuis was denied at all of them. New Zealand kept going while Japan defended strongly. It seemed as it was only a matter of time until the Black Sticks would equalize. Stacey Michelsen (53’) made the score tied 2-2 when she deflected Kayla Sharland’s penalty corner shot into the net.

Kaori Fujio’s (59’) gave the lead back to Japan against the run of play as New Zealand were dominating the match. However in the 69th minute Katie Glynn secured the extra-time for her team when her penalty corner shot was deflected high into the net. In the 78th minute Rika Komazawa scored the game winning goal securing Japan a spot in 2014’s Champions Trophy.

  • Match 22
  • Date Sun, 5 Feb 2012
  • Time 15:00
  • Pool/Class 5/6
  • Venue

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