Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Women’s hockey semi-finalists decided at the London 2012 Olympic Games

LONDON, August 6 – The semi-final and ranking match lineup for the women’s hockey competition at the 2012 Olympic Games is now known: 

Wednesday August 8

08:30 Women’s 9-10 Japan vs South Africa
11:30 Women’s  7-8 Korea vs Germany
15:30 Women’s Semifinal Netherlands vs New Zealand
20:00 Women’s Semifinal Argentina vs Great Britain

Friday August 10

08:30 Women’s 11-12 Belgium vs United StatesS
11:30 Women’s 5-6 China vs Australia
15:30 Women’s Bronze Medal 
20:00 Women’s Gold Medal Match

New Zealand secured a semi-final place from pool B with a 0-0 draw with Germany. Blacksticks goalkeeper Bianca Russell made some key saves as Germany pressed hard in the second half. The Kiwis go into the semi-finals without conceding a single penalty corner goal.

That result set up the Argentina vs Australia match to decide the other pool B semi-final place. Following a 0-0 draw with the teams level on points, Argentina’s goal difference means las Leonas are through to their fourth consecutive Olympic Games semi-final, as pool B winners.

[img_assist|nid=5263|title=The crowd spurred us on|desc=Japan captain Yukari Yamamoto – hockeyimages.co.uk|link=node|align=right|width=220|height=146]Japan’s unexpected 1-0 win over China, their first in a major competition, ruled the Beijing silver medallists out of the semi-finals leaving both Netherlands and Great Britain to go through from pool A. 

Great Britain’s 2-1 loss to Netherlands means the Dutch finish top of pool A, with GB second. 

The USA blotted their copybook at a tournament where they have been generally competitve by capitulating 7-0 to South Africa. Pietie Coetzee scored twice taking her to 248 goals in 253 international appearances. USA will play for 11/12th after finishing bottom of pool B. Their only points coming from a win over world champions Argentina.

Belgium were condemmed to the 11/12th playoff vs USA by a 3-1 loss to Korea. Kim Jong Eun scored her second goal of the game for Korea in the final seconds on a penalty corner breakaway after Belgium had substituted their goalkeeper.

Total Hockey

spot_img

Most Popular

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

More from Author

Paris Olympics Hockey: Sean Murray to captain Ireland men’s squad

The Irish men's hockey squad for the Paris Olympics Games has...

FIH Hockey Pro League: Australian men secure World Cup berth, Dutch women win title

Australia qualified for the Hockey Men’s World Cup 2026 after Great...

Irish para hockey champions meet Taoiseach after Special Olympics gold

Ireland's Hockey Intellectual Disability team have enjoyed a memorable week since...

How Newport, formed in 2017, won England Hockey emerging club of the year award

Seven short years on from being formed, Newport Hockey Club were...

- A word from our sponsors -

spot_img