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

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

USA
3 - 0
IRL

Match Review USA - IRL 3-0

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
USA 7 19 NICHOLS Caroline PC 1 - 0
USA 18 24 SHARKEY Kathleen FG 2 - 0
USA 24 16 O'DONNELL Katie FG 3 - 0

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
IRL 33 30 MEEKE Alison G
USA 35 8 DAWSON Rachel G
USA 42 21 SELENSKI Paige Y
USA 53 18 KASOLD Michelle Y

USA

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
13
2 FEE Stefanie
X
5 GONZALEZ Melissa
Bench
6 WIDDALL Alesha
11
7 KOLOJEJCHICK Kelsey
X
8 DAWSON Rachel 1
10
9 VITTESE Michelle
X
10 WITMER Jill
X
12 REINPRECHT Julia
11
13 WOLD Emily
X
14 REINPRECHT Katie
X
16 O'DONNELL Katie 1
X
18 KASOLD Michelle 1
X
19 NICHOLS Caroline 1
7
21 SELENSKI Paige 1
X
23 FALGOWSKI Katelyn
5
24 SHARKEY Kathleen 1
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

IRL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 GRAY Emma
8
3 HARVEY Michelle
X
5 SARGENT Cliodhna
X
6 SMYTH Emma
X
8 EVANS Nicola
X
10 McCAY Shirley
X
11 FRAZER Megan
7
14 CARROLL Naomi
X
18 O'FLYNN Audrey
36
19 McFERRAN Ayeisha
X
20 WATKINS Chloe
X
22 DALY Nicola
X
24 MULLAN Kathryn
X
26 O'FLANAGAN Anna
7
27 PINDER Gillian
4
29 DILLON Kate
8
30 MEEKE Alison 1
4
32 BEATTY Emily
  Team Manager GOODE Mary
  Physiotherapist RYAN Deirdre
  Stand-In Manager PETRAKOS George
  Head Coach SMITH Darren
  Assistant Coach SHAW Graham

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 LIU Xiaoying
Umpire 2 CHEN Hong
Reserve Umpire ALKEMADE Fanneke
Judge 1 FENNER Juriah
Judge 2 SCHWEDE Sonja
Technical Officer MORGAN Barbara

The USA were certainly not missing opportunities in the first half of their final pool B match. They started the game at a thuderous pace and left their Irish opponents chasing shadows for the first 20 minutes of the game. The result leaves the USA at the top of pool B, while Ireland take fourth place by virtue of Spain's better goal difference.

The opening goal came from a penalty corner – scored by Caroline Nichols (7') – after the USA threw everything at the Irish defence in an aggressive salvo. This goal was followed in quick succession by goals from Kathleen Sharkey (18') – through a mesmerising solo effort – and Katie O'Donnell (24') who is now joint top scorer in the tournament on three goals. Under this sustained onslaught, Ireland seemed to run out of options and half-time couldn't come quickly enough as a chance to regroup.

"This was all part of our plan," said USA captain Lauren Crandall. "We were disappointed that we let the intensity slip in our game against South Africa, so we said we would work to keep working for the full 70 minutes."

The second half yielded no goals, but the USA maintained a hold on possession for the majority of the half. Ireland certainly never ceased attacking, but there was no way through the USA defence for the battling Irish players.

Crandall added: "While we are focusing this week on winning Champions Challenge 1, this is also part of the build-up towards the World Cup. Every opportunity the team has to play together is very important to us."


  • Match 10
  • Date Wed, 30 Apr 2014
  • Time 11:30
  • Pool/Class Pool B
  • Venue

Our website uses cookies

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you continue without changing your settings we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on the FIH website. To find out more about our data policy please click here

--google ad sense