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Women's World Cup Qualifier
Harare, Zimbabwe, August 1-12, 1997

Canadian Team

Schedule and Scores

Results Grids and Statistics

Final Standings

News Releases



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Canadian Team

Athletes:
Dana ANDERSON, ON       Sue ARMSTRONG, AB
Nicole COLACO, ON       Lisa FAUST, BC
Sarah FORBES, ON       Aoibhinn GRIMES, BC
Chris HUNTER, MB       Lauralee KOPECK, BC
Amy MacFARLANE, BC       Karen MacNEILL, AB
Veronica PLANELLA, BC       Gillian SEWELL, ON
Carla SOMERVILLE, AB       Sue TINGLEY, NB
Krista THOMPSON, NB       Candy THOMSON, BC

Head Coach: Coach: Dru MARSHALL
Assistant Coach: Laura FARRES
Manager: Kathryn DUFF
Physiotherapist: Tija WESBROOK
Head of Delegation: Suzzanne NICHOLSON












Schedule and Scores

Pool A
Pool B
Canada
China
England
New Zealand
India
Russia
Ireland
Scotland
Japan
Spain
South Africa
Zimbabwe


Friday August 1 Saturday August 2 Sunday August 3 Monday August 4
Tuesday August 5 Wednesday August 6 Thursday August 7 Friday August 8
Saturday August 9 Sunday August 10 Monday August 11 Tuesday August 12


TimePool Friday August 1 Score
14:30
A
IndiaIreland
1 - 0
16:30
A
EnglandCanada
1 - 1
18:30
B
ChinaNew Zealand
2 - 2
20:30
A
JapanSouth Africa
1 - 6


Saturday August 2
14:00
B
SpainRussia
1 - 1
16:00
B
ScotlandZimbabwe
9 - 0
18:00
A
IndiaEngland
0 - 1
20:00
A
South AfricaIreland
3 - 0


Sunday August 3
14:00
A
CanadaJapan
2 - 4
16:00
B
ZimbabweChina
0 - 11
18:00
B
RussiaScotland
1 - 0
20:00
B
SpainNew Zealand
1 - 2


Monday August 4
16:00
A
CanadaSouth Africa
1 - 4
18:00
A
JapanIndia
2 - 3
20:00
A
EnglandIreland
3 - 1


Tuesday August 5
16:00
B
ScotlandNew Zealand
1 - 1
18:00
B
SpainChina
1 - 1
20:00
B
ZimbabweRussia
0 - 8


Wednesday August 6
14:00
A
South AfricaIndia
3 - 0
16:00
A
IrelandCanada
1 - 1
18:00
A
JapanEngland
1 - 1
20:00
B
ScotlandSpain
3 - 0


Thursday August 7
14:00
B
New ZealandZimbabwe
10 - 0
16:00
B
RussiaChina
0 - 2
18:00
A
EnglandSouth Africa
4 - 4
20:00
A
IndiaCanada
3 - 0


Friday August 8
14:00
A
IrelandJapan
3 - 2
16:00
B
ZimbabweSpain
0 - 4
18:00
B
New ZealandRussia
5 - 2
20:00
B
ChinaScotland
0 - 1


Saturday August 9
Rest day


Sunday August 10
9:00

JapanZimbabwe
5 - 2
11:30

SpainCanada
3 - 2
15:00

EnglandRussia
2 - 1
17:30

ChinaIreland
3 - 0


Monday August 11
9:00
11-12
CanadaZimbabwe
5 - 0
11:30
9-10
JapanSpain
0 - 4
15:00
semi
South AfricaScotland
2 - 1
17:30
semi
New ZealandIndia
2 - 1


Tuesday August 12
9:00
7-8
IrelandRussia
2 - 4
11:30
5-6
ChinaEngland
(wins on p.s.)
1 - 1
15:00
3-4
IndiaScotland
(wins on p.s.)
1 - 1
17:30
1-2
New ZealandSouth Africa
(wins on p.s.)
2 - 2













Results Grids and Statistics


POOL A
Team CANENGIND IREJAPSAF
WinTieLossPoints
GFGA
Rank
Canada
X
1 - 1
0 - 3
1 - 1
2 - 4
1 - 4


23
2

5
13

6
England
1 - 1
X
1 - 0
3 - 1
1 - 1
4 - 4

23
9

10
7

3
India
3 - 0
0 - 1
X
1 - 0
3 - 2
0 - 3

3
2
9

7
6

2
Ireland
1 - 1
1 - 3
0 - 1
X
3 - 2
0 - 3

113
4

5
10

4
Japan
4 - 2
1 - 1
2 - 3
2 - 3
X
1 - 6

113
4

10
15

5
South Africa
4 - 1
4 - 4
3 - 0
3 - 0
6 - 1
X

41
13

20
6

1


POOL B
Team CHINZLRUS SCOSPAZIM
WinTieLossPoints
GFGA
Rank
China
X
2 - 2
2 - 0
0 - 1
1 - 1
11 - 0

221
8

16
4

3
New Zealand
2 - 2
X
5 - 2
1 - 1
2 - 1
10 - 0

32
11

20
6

1
Russia
0 - 2
2 - 5
X
1 - 0
1 - 1
8 - 0

212
7

12
8

4
Scotland
1 - 0
1 - 1
0 - 1
X
3 - 0
9 - 0

311
10

14
2

2
Spain
1 - 1
1 - 2
1 - 1
0 - 3
X
4 - 0

122
5

7
7

5
Zimbabwe
0 - 11
0 - 10
0 - 8
0 - 9
0 - 4
X



5
0

0
42

6

Top Goal Scorers after the Round Robin (5 Games)
(Statistics courtesy of  George Brink's site)

ScorerTeamTotal
P. CoetzeeSouth Africa12
A. LawrenceNew Zealand6
M. TchegourdaevaRussia5
H. YongChina5
M. SmithNew Zealand5
R. SimpsonScotland5
S. MacDonaldScotland4
A. KatoJapan4
I. PiskounovaRussia4
R. MatthewsNew Zealand4
A. MacFarlaneCanada3
DH CaiChina3
D. Marston-SmithEngland3
Y. LiuChina3
P. ThakranIndia3

Cards in the Round Robin (5 Games)
(Statistics courtesy of  George Brink's site)

TeamGYR
Pool A
Canada310
China630
England310
India110
Ireland440
Japan310
Pool B
New Zealand200
Russia510
Scotland300
South Africa200
Spain110
Zimbabwe210

Two Chinese players banned
Two Chinese women's hockey team players, Shu Zhen Yu and Hong Bing Yang, and Team Manager Li Xiao Sheng, were on Saturday banned for the rest of the World Cup qualifying tournament after they were found guilty of physically abusing two umpires after their match against Scotland last Friday night.
After Scotland won the Pool B match 1-0, a fracas ensued when the Chinese, infuriated that a goal that they had scored in the second half was disallowed by Naomi Kato, confronted the match umpire.
According to a report by the match Technical Officer, Angeline Ee, Kato and her fellow umpire Jean Buchanan were "physically abused and attacked by some players of the China team at the completion of their match against Scotland". Ee, Leslie Falconer, the Umpires' Manager, and Peri Buckley, the reserve umpire, went to assist Kato and, as they were walking towards the technical table, officials of the Chinese team also confronted them.
When Ee asked the Manager of the Chinese team to sign the match report, he said, through an interpreter, that he was lodging a protest. Their protest was later dismissed and the result of the match remained the same.
The Tournament Director, Peeters-Monseu, described the Chinese's conduct as unacceptable and ordered the immediate suspension of Yu, Yang and Sheng from the competition.

Top Ten Card "Collectors" in the Round Robin (5 Games)
(Statistics courtesy of  George Brink's site)

NameTeamGYR
D.H.ChaiChina220
M. LogueIreland020
J. StewartIreland210
D. MilneZimbabwe210
S. KelleherIreland110
S. YuChina110
K. MacNeillCanada110
G. LarrinagaSpain010
S. IwaoJapan010
T. VacioukovaRussia010
M. KaurIndia010
J. SixsmithEngland010













Final Standings

  1. South Africa           qualified
  2. New Zealand           qualified
  3. Scotland           qualified
  4. India           qualified
  5. England           qualified
  6. China           qualified
  7. Russia
  8. Ireland
  9. Spain
  10. Japan
  11. Canada
  12. Zimbabwe













News Releases

Field Hockey Canada freely gives permission to use these News Releases, either in whole or part, for any publication or distribution. The most recent news releases are first followed by earlier ones.

Message from Suzzanne NICHOLSON, head of delegation

It was a tough tournament! The gals are obviously disappointed by the outcome. However, they played great hockey, the ball just didn't go in the net!.. They are an extremely talented group and they will start to score. Most of the teams we are playing have six or more players with 65 or more caps, we have two. It is that finishing touch which is still yet to come. Lots of potential for the Commonwealth Games in 1998 and the Pan American Games in 1999.

Without exception, other coaches, umpires, etc..., have told us that they loved the way Canadians play, much more attacking and less physical, technically stronger. Charlesworth himself (coach of the Australian Team, Olympic Champion), said that he can't believe how hard they have worked for such little result but he really liked what he saw in the Canadian style of play!


August 11 - Canada 5 - Zimbabwe 0 (halftime: Canada 3 - Zimbabwe 0)

Goals for Canada:
- 17': Amy MacFarlane, field goal
- 20': Laurelee Kopeck, corner
- 26': Dana Anderson, corner
- 37': Sue Armstrong, corner
- 50': Dana Anderson, corner


August 10 - Spain 3 - Canada 2 (halftime: Spain 2 - Canada 0)

Spain scored two goals in the first half and kep the Canadians under pressure.

Early in the second half, Spain continued to pressure and scored another goal. The canadians came back and scored two penalty corners by Laurelee Kopeck, but it was too late to catch the Spaniards and recover a 3rd or 4th goal...

Krista Thompson played the second half in goal. Canada was still without Captain Nicole Colaco...


August 7 - India 3 - Canada 0 (halftime: India 2 - Canada 0)

India scored in the 12th minute on a Penalty Corner and then again in the 33rd minute of play on another Penalty Corner.

In the 15th minute of the second half India stopped a PC shot on the line to prevent the Canadians scoring. Canada pressing to score left some gaps in defense and India scored in the 54th minute. The results puts India in the World Cup: they have the same number of points but more matches won than England!

The results for Canada do not reflect the hard work and play of the team. Losing captain Nicole Colaco in the Japan game certainly left a gap not easily filled. Canada must now regroup and prepare for tough cross over matches.


August 6 - Canada 1 - Ireland 1 (halftime: Canada 0 - Ireland 0)

Canada missed numerous opportunities to score in the first half, hitting the post twice. Canada had possession for 60 % of the first half.

Continuing to pressure in the second half, Canada scored by Amy Macfarlane in the 45th minutes. In the 68th minute Ireland equalized off a hit outside the circle into two unmarked attackers in front of Toronto's Sarah Forbes (goalkeeper).

Canada must win against a tough India and depend on England to beat Japan and Ireland has to beat Japan also - both good possibilities. Canada must recover from this disappointing tie and play great hockey against India!


August 4 - Canada 1 - South africa 4 (halftime: Canada 1 - South Africa 1)

Canada played a brilliant game of hockey versus South Africa. South Africa's excellent penalty corner hit home in the 10th minute with a high, hard flick in the right corner. Canada pressurized South Africa, equalizing in the 12th minute with a hard cross from Calgary's Carla Somerville and deflected into the bottom right corner by Vancouver's Amy MacFarlane. In the 17th minute Canada hit the post on a hard penalty corner shot. In the 29th minute, South Africa missed a penalty corner flicking the ball high over the net. The scored ended 1 - 1 at the half.

In the first minute of the second half, South Africa missed on a penalty corner sent high over the net. In the 8th minute, Canada just missed a scoring opportunity set up by Junior National Team member Sue Tingley of Port Elgin, NB; South Africa quickly counter-attacked and scored off a hard cross from the right and tipped into the right corner. In the 13th minute, South Africa gained another corner and off a lay off to the right a hard hit deflected off Laurelee Kopeck (of Duncan BC) into the net to put South Africa ahead 3-1. In the 19th minute, Canada had another great chance from a hard hit on the net just missed by several Canadian forwards for the deflection. Canada pressured for several more penalty corners and were unlucky not to score. A penalty stroke should have been awarded to Calgary's Carla Somerville as a South African defender hooked her stick as she was taking a shot on goal.

In the final minute Canada pushed successfully and won a penalty corner; a big rebound left all of Canada up field and Sarah Forbes (goalkeeper, from Toronto) with a 3 on 1 rush. South Africa scored in the final 10 seconds on this breakaway.

Canada's attacking style of play is to be contended with by India and Ireland from which Canada must realize 6 points.

Canada was without captain Nicole Colaco of Toronto who should be back for Thursday's match. Gillian Sewell, also of Toronto, was out of the line-up but hopes to return for the games against India and Ireland.

Additional note from George Brink: The first two goals of South Africa against Canada were scored by Pietie Coetzee. She has already scored 7 goals in this W.C. Qualifier tournament! That young Pietie Coetzee is a phenomenal player and a deadly striker. 3 Games at senior serious International level and 7 goals is a player of note! The last international competition she was involved in was the U21 Africa Nations Cup where she score 20 goals in 3 games and the week later scored 21 goals at the SA U21 champs. Yes U21 she is still only 18! She is going to be a young lady that keepers are going to want to forget in a hurry!


August 3 - Canada 2 - Japan 4 (halftime: Canada 2 - Japan 2)

Canada lost Captain Nicole Colaco, of Toronto, in the first two minutes with a knee injury. Amy MacFarlane of Vancouver scored in 12th minute with a beautiful reverse hit. Japan equalized in the 14th and then went ahead with a free play goal in the 16th minute. Aoibhinn Grimes of Duncan, BC, ties the game at 2 - 2, off from a cross from the right, just before the half.

In the 44th minute Japan went ahead 3 - 2 with another free play goal. Canada played hard to equalize and pressured Japan getting numerous penalty corners but not equalizers. Japan picked up their 4th goal in the 63rd minute. Canada played to the 70th minute but the Japanese held strong.

This is a game Canada wanted to win. They must get points off South Africa, India or Ireland in the next three games. The young Zimbabwe umpire did not help either teams efforts in this critical match.


August 1 - England 1 - Canada 1 (halftime: England 1 - Canada 0)

England scored in the 15th minute of the first half to take the lead. Canada played extremely well and made several opportunities for themselves to finish the half down one goal.

In the 2nd half, Sarah Forbes of Toronto made a brilliant save in the first 5 minute; England was already on their feet cheering what they thought was their second goal! In the 36th minute, Nicole Colaco, also of Toronto, received a square pass from Calgary's Carla Somerville to score a stunning goal which hit inside the cross-bar. Canada and England then each had several opportunities but both defences held.

From "The Times", Saturday August 2
England squander winning chances, from a Correspondent in Harare

England paid the price for failing to make the most of their chances when they were held to a 1-1 draw by Canada in their opening match of the World Cup qualifying tournament in the Magamba stadium here yesterday.

From the first minute, when Mandy Nicholls fired a shot against the upright, until the last, England dominated but were unable to make the pressure pay.

After a bright start, England went ahead in the fifteenth minute when Mandy Davies found Jane Sixsmith wide on the right. Sixsmith beat two defenders and slipped the ball to Jane Smith, who scored past Sarah Forbes.

After England spurned several more opportunities, Canada equalised a minute after the break when Nicole Colaco hit a shot from the edge of the circle that rebounded off the crossbar and over the line.

Sixsmith could have put England ahead a minute later when she broke through, but Forbes was quickly off her line to eliminate the danger. Sixsmith was involved again when she set up Purdy Miller, who failed to capitalise.

As England surged forward in the closing stages, they earned six penalty corners in a five-minute spell, but the Canadian defence held firm.


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