|18 July 2015|
|10||Pool A||11:00am||TTO - USA||1 - 2||Official||x 2|
In the final pool A match, Trinidad and Tobago and the United States met. Both teams were looking for their first win. For the first five minutes of the match, both teams traded possession in the midfield in the 6th minute, the United States broke through on attack to find Wll Holt waiting at the top of the circle. Holt’s hard shot past Trinidad and Tobago’s keeper Andrey Rocke to give his team the lead. The United States continued to pressure on attack and earned the first penalty corners of the match, but Rocke was there for the saves. Trinidad and Tobago then came back on attack and earned their first penalty corner of the match, but United States keeper Chris Rea saved the shot. The energy of the match picked up as the both teams continued to pressure on attack. Alex Grassi’s shot in the 13th minute increased the United States lead to two goals. A minute later, it was Trinidad and Tobago’s Ishmeal Campbell scoring to cut into the United States lead. With either team unable to score again in the final two minutes of the first quarter, the score remained Trinidad and Tobago 1, United States 2.
The second quarter started with the United States pressuring on attack and earning a penalty corner, but the shot went wide. Both teams continued to battle for possession in the second quarter. Trinidad and Tobago increased their attacking pressure following two United States green cards, one to Moritz Runzi in the 20th minute and one to Aki Kaeppeler in the 24th minute. The United States, however, played strong defense to force Trinidad and Tobago to take difficult shots. Then it was United States with the man advantage following a yellow card in the 28th minute to Trinidad and Tobago’s Mickell Pierre. Despite the United States advantage, Trinidad and Tobago was back on attack, but Rea had an incredible stick save to preserve his team’s lead. In the 30th minute, Trinidad and Tobago’s Aiden de Gannes received a yellow card. The score at halftime was still Trinidad and Tobago 1, United States 2.
With a yellow card to de Gannes, the United States pressured hard on attack to start the third quarter. The United States earned a penalty corner in the 35th minute, but could not get the shot off. Pierre then had some good attacking opportunities denied by the United States defense. Both teams kept battling for possession and Trinidad and Tobago earned a penalty corner in the 43rd minute. Rea saved the corner and with the United States defense holding off more Trinidad and Tobago attack the score remained Trinidad and Tobago 1, United States 2.
The fourth quarter was an intense battle for possession. In the 55th minute, Trinidad and Tobago had two shots on goal go wide. In the final minute, Rea again came up big to save a couple more shots by Trinidad and Tobago to preserve the win for the United States. Thus, the final score was Trinidad and Tobago 1, United States 2 and the United States got their first tournament win.
|United States||6||11||HOLT Will||FG|
|United States||13||6||GRASSI Alex||FG|
|Trinidad & Tobago||14||12||CAMPBELL Ishmael||FG|
|Trinidad & Tobago||6||9||TOUSSAINT Akim||Green Card|
|Trinidad & Tobago||15||21||MARCANO Tariq||Green Card|
|United States||20||19||RUNZI Moritz||Green Card|
|United States||24||29||KAEPPELER Aki||Green Card|
|Trinidad & Tobago||28||18||PIERRE Mickell||Yellow Card|
|Trinidad & Tobago||30||19||DANIEL Shaquille||Yellow Card|