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

USA V IND ( QF4 ) Champions Challenge 1 2014 (W)

USA
1 - 0
IND

Match Review USA - IND 1-0

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
USA 59 8 DAWSON Rachel PC 1 - 0

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
IND 22 14 RANI Ritu G
IND 33 1 KAUR Navneet G
IND 68 32 KAUR Manjit G

USA

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

IND

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
7
1 KAUR Navneet 1
11
2 GOYAL Neha
6
3 EKKA Deep
X
4 MONIKA Monika
X
8 THOKCHOM Chanchan
5
9 MAYENGBAM Lily
X
11 SAVITA Savita
Bench
12 BALI Yogita
X
14 RANI Ritu 1
X
15 RANI Poonam
X
16 KATARIYA Vandana
X
17 DEEPIKA
X
19 TOPPO Namita
8
21 YENDALA Soundarya
X
26 LAKRA Sunita
Bench
27 PUKHRAMBAM Sushila
X
31 MINZ Lilima
X
32 KAUR Manjit 1
  Physiotherapist PANDEY Nawal
  Medical Doctor SACHDEVA Tarun
  Team Manager CHANU Tingognleima
  Head Coach HAWGOOD Neil
  Assistant Coach CHIDAMBARAM RAJARETHINAM Kumar
  Stand-In Manager TREDREA Matthew

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 CHURCH Amber
Umpire 2 CHEN Hong
Reserve Umpire de la FUENTE Carolina
Judge 1 SCHWEDE Sonja
Judge 2 FENNER Juriah
Technical Officer MORGAN Barbara

A performance of grit and determination in the face of a well-organised, spirited India team was how USA coach Craig Parnham summed up his team's performance in the quarter finals. The USA won 1-0, but the performance was a far cry from the dominate displays we had seen earlier in the tournament.

On paper the match between pool B winners USA and India, who were the only team to not register any points in the competition, should have been an easy match for the USA, but India not only made it a contest, they created a number of opportunities and asked very searching questions of their opposition.

In the first half Katie O'Donnell was the driving force behind the USA team, but all too often her teammates were sloppy with the final ball, and the young India side took full advantage. Rita Rani, the India captain was a creative force in midfield and the whole India team seemed to be answering coach Neil Hawgood's call for concentration for the duration of the game.

With 15 minutes left, the USA dug deep into their reserves of fitness and began to crank up the pressure on the India defence. Kathleen Sharkey, who has had a good tournament, Rachel Dawson and Emily Wold all started to up the pace and pile on the pressure.

The breakthrough eventually came in the 60th minute and it was Dawson who took the opportunity to steal the advantage from a penalty corner, albeit via a deflection from an India player's foot. Seconds later Paige Selenski had the chance to put the game to bed, but inexplicably she missed the ball twice. 

There was almost a last minute reprieve for India when a penalty corner strike hit the cross-bar, but as the clock ticked down, India's resolve seemed to melt away. For the watching Spanish team, who will face the USA in the semi-finals, there will be much to discuss as this was a far from convincing performance. 

  • Match 16
  • Date Thu, 1 May 2014
  • Time 20:15
  • Pool/Class QF4
  • Venue

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