|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
|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|
|Time||Pool||Friday August 1||Score|
|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|
(wins on p.s.)
(wins on p.s.)
|17:30||New Zealand||South Africa
(wins on p.s.)
|P. Coetzee||South Africa||12|
|A. Lawrence||New Zealand||6|
|M. Smith||New Zealand||5|
|R. Matthews||New Zealand||4|
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!
Goals for Canada:
- 17': Amy MacFarlane, field goal
- 20': Laurelee Kopeck, corner
- 26': Dana Anderson, corner
- 37': Sue Armstrong, corner
- 50': Dana Anderson, corner
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...
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.