RSA v USA (Pool B)

Champions Challenge 1 2014 (W)

Match Date Time Pool/Class Venue
05 2014-04-28 14:00 Pool B
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South Africa 2 - 1 (0 - 1)
United States


South Africa v USA - Women's Champions Challenge I - Pool B - Highlights

Both the USA and South Africa enjoyed periods of dominance in this pool B match, but it was South Africa's better finishing and an unfortunate slip in front of goal that separated the teams and left South Africa 2-1 winners.

The USA started their second match of pool B in a mirror image of their first game. Katie O'Donnell (12') scoring from open play after a period of sustained pressure on the South Africa defence. The remainder of the half was a game of end-to-end hockey with both teams showing a lot of attacking flair, but no clinical finishing in front of the goal.

Melissa Gonzalez and Paige Selenski were both instrumental in building up USA attacks down the right-hand side of the pitch, with Marsha Cox and Quanita Bobbs working hard to create opportunities in the South Africa midfield.

Lisa-Marie Deetlefs (45') put South Africa back in the game with a penalty corner, but the green and gold team were lucky not to fall behind almost immediately when a defensive error put Paige Selenski through on goal. Her shot went wide as she slipped while striking.

The severity of that miss was highlighted when Lilian du Plessis (50') put South Africa ahead after a well-taken goal left the Jackie Kintzer stranded in the USA goal.



Goal Detail

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
USA 12 16 O'DONNELL Katie FG 0 - 1
RSA 45 13 DEETLEFS Lisa-Marie PC 1 - 1
RSA 50 19 du PLESSIS Lilian FG 2 - 1

Card Detail

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type Umpire
USA 17 8 DAWSON Rachel G
USA 63 19 NICHOLS Caroline Y (5') de la FUENTE Carolina
USA 64 2 FEE Stefanie G

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire YAMADA Emi (JPN)
Umpire de la FUENTE Carolina (ARG)
Reserve Umpire CHEN Hong (CHN)
Judge FENNER Juriah (MAS)
Technical Officer MORGAN Barbara (SCO)
Tournament Director PARKS Paula (CAN)
KOR v IND (Pool A) ESP v IRL (Pool B)
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