CAN V MAS ( Round-robin ) Olympic Qualifier Victoria 2008
Match Review CAN - MAS 1-0
In the last game of the day, Canada was looking to rebound from their two losses against Italy and Ireland. They were encouraged by the local crowd, courageously filling the stands despite the cold wind, and controlled the opening stages but once again failed to convert their chances, including 3 penalty-corners in the first ten minutes of play.
Malaysia stayed composed and weathered the initial Canadian push, then started to take more chances up field and forced veteran Canadian keeper Sarah FORBES into action. Canada tried hard, did most of the running and gave plenty of chances to the local fans to shout their hope, but the match went into the break scoreless.
Canada finally opened their tally in the 38th minute when Katie RUSHTON collected a ball lost by the Malaysian defense and slotted it out of reach of Ernawati MAHMUD in the Malaysian goal. While the crowd was expecting Canada to immediately take advantage of their momentum, it was Malaysia who then had the next scoring chances with a well taken penalty-corner and a shot from the top of the circle that was barely saved by Sarah FORBES.
Neither team could take control of play, or keep the ball for long enough to build a consistent challenge. Malaysia was helped by stellar goaltending by Ernawati MAHMUD, but Canada was satisfied with the narrow victory that kept them on course for a spot in the Bronze Medal game
- Match 9
- Date Tue, 29 Apr 2008
- Time 17:30
- Pool/Class Round-robin