Jillaroos beat USA in 5th-8th Place Match of Junior World Cup (Women)

Junior Black Sticks Women against Australia in a goal mouth melee during Junior World Cup Qualifier at Gold Coast (Photo Credits: Don Shawyer)

The Jillaroos, Australia’s U21 women’s hockey team, bounced back from the disappointment of their quarter final defeat 24 hours earlier to beat USA 4-1 in the battle for the fifth to eighth classification spots at the ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup on Friday night. The victory means the Australian women will now contest the fifth-sixth place playoff at 7:00pm AEST on Sunday against Spain, who defeated South Africa 3-1 in other 5th-8th place classification match. New South Wales pair Emily Smith and Nina Khoury gave the Jillaroos a two goal cushion before American Tara Vittese halved the deficit to set … Continue reading →

Junior Black Sticks Women beat Belgium 7-3

Junior Black Sticks Michaela Curtis in action (Credits: photosport.co.nz)

The Junior Black Sticks Women have beaten Belgium 7-3 overnight in the play-offs at the 2013 ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup in Germany. The Kiwis got the result they were wanting today going up 4-0 at half time and continuing their lead in the second half despite three goals from Belgium. With the temperature approximately 35 degrees, officials chose to play the game in quarters to allow regular drinks breaks for players. Author: “The Hockey Fan”; Last updated on August 2, 2013 13:00 . … Continue reading →

USA falls to Argentina in quarterfinal match 0-2

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August 1, 2013 – Tremendous growth and tenacity followed the Under-21 National Team from match to match at the ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup in Mönchengladbach’s Hockeypark despite a loss to quarterfinal-opponent Argentina. USA U-21 National Team Head Coach Steve Jennings with the aid of his reputable staff, Tracey Fuchs and Pam Bustin led the team through a tactical game of mental and physical endurance as a majority of ball possession was held in the center of the pitch. “I thought we played awesome today. The team was incredible,” said Jennings. “Argentina is an astounding team and I think we … Continue reading →

England Battle Their Way into Semi Finals of Junior World Cup (Women)

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England Under-21 Women battled their way into the semi finals of the ERGO Junior World Cup when they beat rivals Australia 1-0 in Thursday afternoon’s quarter final match in Germany. On top for almost the entire 70 minutes of the match, the Jillaroos lost out on a place in the semi finals after 26th minute goal from Canterbury’s Grace Balsdon proved enough for the English girls. Prior to the match the Jillaroos were boosted by the return of Victorian Georgia Nanscawen from injury. The youngest woman to play 100 senior international matches for Australia had missed the Jillaroos’ three Pool … Continue reading →

India Beat Spain 4-2 to reach Semis of Junior World Cup (Women)

Rani Rampal of India hitting a goal against Kazakhstan in Hockey World League Round 2 New Delhi

Indian Junior Women’s Hockey team defeated Spain 4-2 in quarter final of ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup 2013 being played at Warsteiner Hockey Park in Mönchengladbach (Germany). In the semi finals to be played tomorrow, India will face the winner of quarter final between Netherlands and South Africa. It was Spain who were on target first, when they converted a penalty corner through Xantal Gine in 7th minute, while India responded through Monika within three minutes to restore parity. With 5 minutes remaining to half time, the Spanish side was ahead once again, this time through field goal from their … Continue reading →

England Beat Germany to Reach Quarter Final of Junior World Cup (Women)

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England Under-21s marched into the quarter-finals of the women’s ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup with a well-earned 2-1 victory over host nation Germany in Mönchengladbach this afternoon. Behind to a 23rd-minute goal from a penalty corner, England pulled back to level terms by half-time before Stephanie Addison scored the winning goal after 56 minutes to secure a last-eight clash against Australia on Thursday. “It’s a fantastic result,” said England’s head coach Craig Keegan, “but at the same time it was a very tough game – we have a huge amount of respect for Germany as this is the seventh time … Continue reading →