Electric Ireland Hockey Champions Challenge 1 2012
Dublin, Ireland - September 29 - 7, 2012

AUS V USA ( Gold ) Electric Ireland Hockey Champions Challenge 1 2012

AUS
6 - 1
USA

Match Review AUS - USA 6-1

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
USA 4 8 DAWSON Rachel PC 0 - 1
AUS 17 31 CLOSE Jade FG 1 - 1
AUS 24 2 NANSCAWEN Georgia FG 2 - 1
AUS 32 31 CLOSE Jade FG 3 - 1
AUS 39 26 SMITH Emily FG 4 - 1
AUS 59 7 SCHULZ Jodie PC 5 - 1
AUS 68 7 SCHULZ Jodie PC 6 - 1

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
USA 34 3 ALBINI Torrie G
AUS 51 24 BOYCE Fiona G
USA 55 8 DAWSON Rachel G

AUS

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 CRONK Toni
X
2 NANSCAWEN Georgia 1
10
3 GREENSHIELDS Bianca
X
4 EASTHAM Casey
X
7 SCHULZ Jodie 2
X
9 FLANAGAN Anna
5
11 MCMAHON Karri
X
12 BLYTH Madonna
X
15 MCGURK Kobie
10
17 HURTZ Emily
X
22 JENNER Kate
X
23 MESSENT Claire
4
24 BOYCE Fiona 1
X
26 SMITH Emily 1
62
27 LYNCH Rachael
X
29 ATTARD Teneal
2
30 HOLZBERGER Jordyn
4
31 CLOSE Jade 2
  Head Coach COMMENS Adam
  Assistant Coach DUFF Jason
  Physiotherapist COOKE Jennifer
  Team Manager DAVIES Stephen
  Stand-In Manager GOODWIN Pam

USA

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 PFEIFFER Lauren
46
2 FEE Stephanie
5
3 ALBINI Torrie 1
24
4 DAWSON Meghan
X
5 GONZALEZ Melissa
60
6 WIDDALL Alesha
X
7 GEY Jesse
X
8 DAWSON Rachel 1 1
X
11 TAYLOR Shannon
22
15 BEAMESDERFER Megan
X
16 O'DONNELL Katie
61
17 HEISTAND Rayell
6
18 KASOLD Michelle
X
21 LAUBACH Claire
X
22 LANGFORD Laren
X
23 FALGOWSKI Katelyn
X
27 CRANDALL Lauren
X
31 KINTZER Jackie
  Head Coach BODIMEADE Lee
  Assistant Coach WALSH Terry
  Team Manager CONWAY Nick
  Medical Doctor HIGGINS David
  Physiotherapist KASCHUB Katie
  Stand-In Manager REISINGER Kate

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 METCHETTE Carol
Umpire 2 REYDO Mariana
Reserve Umpire MEISTER Michelle
Judge 1 TREHARNE Linda
Judge 2 JENKINS Paula
Technical Officer van RENSBURG Marie

Australia reclaimed their place at the top table with a comprehensive victory over USA to claim the big prize, the Electric Ireland FIH Champions Challenge I title, along with a place back in the Champions Trophy. Despite an early wobble when Rachel Dawson clipped home a sweet penalty corner, the Hockeyroos had too much power allied to their forward guile to outdo a spirited US challenge.

They did ship a third minute penalty corner that the rangy Dawson smacked home via a deflection but once Jade Close had snapped up an equaliser, there was just one side in the ascendancy. It was a very neat piece of work as Casey Eastham controlled a bouncing ball into her general vicinity and the diminutive striker bounced the ball over Jackie Kintzer and in.

Georgia Nanscawen applied a deft finish to complete a counter-attack move, sliding into the bottom right corner in the 24th minute. Close’s delicious reverse-stick effort extended the margin further, a classy finish for a 3-1 half-time lead. Australia came out quickly again in the second half and virtually put the game to bed as Emily Smith smashed down the middle her side’s fourth goal in the 37th minute. From there, the final endured a bit of a lull as USA attempted to gain a foothold in the tie but could not break through.

And the Hockeyroos finished with a flourish, scoring two corners in the closing 11 minutes, with Jodie Schulz on the mark twice, picking out the bottom left corner. For the US, it was a second successive final defeat in this level of competition, denied the last time by Japan in 2011. They received some recompense as Katie O'Donnell was named player of the tournament while Emily Hurtz was given the top scorer award for her five goals.

  • Match 24
  • Date Sun, 7 Oct 2012
  • Time 16:30
  • Pool/Class Gold
  • Venue

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