Champions Challenge 1 2014 (W)
Glasgow, Scotland - April 27 - 4, 2014

USA V ESP ( Pool B ) Champions Challenge 1 2014 (W)

USA
3 - 1
ESP

Match Review USA - ESP 3-1

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
USA 30 16 O'DONNELL Katie FG 1 - 0
USA 47 9 VITTESE Michelle FG 2 - 0
USA 55 5 GONZALEZ Melissa FG 3 - 0
ESP 62 17 RIERA Lola PC 3 - 1

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
ESP 17 18 PINEIRO Olalla G
ESP 27 23 OLIVA Georgina G

USA

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
2 FEE Stefanie
X
5 GONZALEZ Melissa 1
Bench
6 WIDDALL Alesha
9
7 KOLOJEJCHICK Kelsey
X
8 DAWSON Rachel
9
9 VITTESE Michelle 1
7
10 WITMER Jill
16
12 REINPRECHT Julia
11
13 WOLD Emily
X
14 REINPRECHT Katie
X
16 O'DONNELL Katie 1
X
18 KASOLD Michelle
X
19 NICHOLS Caroline
X
21 SELENSKI Paige
X
23 FALGOWSKI Katelyn
5
24 SHARKEY Kathleen
X
27 CRANDALL Lauren
X
31 KINTZER Jackie
  Head Coach PARNHAM Craig
  Team Manager VAN HERWAARDEN Tjerk
  Stand-In Manager KNAPP Kelly
  Medical Doctor HIGGINS David
  Assistant Coach SCHOPMAN Janneke
  Physiotherapist HOENICH Jessica

ESP

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 LOPEZ DE EGUILAZ ZUBIRIA Maria
X
3 YBARRA Rocio
X
5 GUTIERREZ SIERRA Rocio
8
6 PONS Julia
X
7 PETCHAME Carlota
11
8 SALVATELLA Carola
X
9 LOPEZ Maria
X
10 BONASTRE Berta
X
11 GUINEA Cristina
11
13 MAGAZ Alicia
7
14 TOST Maria
56
16 RUIZ Maria
X
17 RIERA Lola 1
10
18 PINEIRO Olalla 1
15
19 MARAÑA Patricia
X
21 PEREZ Beatriz
X
23 OLIVA Georgina 1
X
25 GOMEZ Maria
  Team Manager GOMEZ Raul
  Head Coach LOCK Adrian
  Physiotherapist COLOMER Luis
  Assistant Coach DONOSO BAILON Jorge
  Stand-In Manager WILSON Andrew

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 CHURCH Amber
Umpire 2 ALKEMADE Fanneke
Reserve Umpire YAMADA Emi
Judge 1 FENNER Juriah
Judge 2 SCHWEDE Sonja
Technical Officer MORGAN Barbara

The USA made their intentions clear with a composed and dominating 3-1 win in the opening Champions Challenge 1 match in Glasgow against Spain. Both teams took their time to settle, but the USA had the better of the first 20 minutes with Melissa Gonzalez and Katie Reinprecht working the midfield well and Katie O'Donnell coming close with a shot fired across the Spanish goal.

It was Katie O'Donnell (30') who broke the deadlock to put USA ahead with a sweetly-struck goal from the edge of the circle. This followed a quick attack which split the Spanish defence, leaving O'Donnell to past the goalkeeper, Maria Lopez de Eguilaz Zubiria.

Two penalty corners in quick succession for the USA produced reaction saves from the Spanish goalkeeper, but despite hard work by the Red Sticks defence, Michelle Vitesse (47') was able to double the USA's lead with a shot from wide right of the circle. 

Melissa Gonzalez (55') gave the USA a 3-0 lead; again this goal came via clinical finishing from the top of the circle. 

Spain came back stronger in the final 10 minutes of the game and Maria Gomez (62') reduced the USA lead when she scored from a penalty corner. This gave a renewed buzz to the Red Sticks game, but for them it came a little too late to prevent the USA taking all three points.

  • Match 01
  • Date Sun, 27 Apr 2014
  • Time 10:00
  • Pool/Class Pool B
  • Venue

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