|13 July 2015|
|4||Pool A||7:00pm||CAN - DOM||12 - 1||Official||x 2|
In the final match on Day 1 of the 2015 Pan American Games, host Canada played Dominican Republic. The match started with both teams battling for possession. Canada had the first shot, but the Dominican Republic’s keeper Cindy De La Rosa was there for the save. Dominican Republic’s Lucia Navamuel worked hard near her teams attacking goal, but Canada’s Sara McManus defended well to keep the match scoreless. Canada had the ball back in their attacking half. After a good crossed ball by Hannah Haughn, Alex Thicke was able to get a shot past De La Rosa to give Canada the lead in the 10th minute. One minute later, Canada’s Captain Kate Gillis gave her team a two goal lead. In the 12th minute, the Dominican Republic broke up a Canada penalty corner, but it resulted in a penalty stroke for Canada that Karli Johansen converted in the14th minute. At the end of the first quarter, the score remained Canada 3, Dominican Republic nill.
The second quarter started with Canada still pressuring hard on attack and Stephanie Norlander put Canada ahead by four goals in the 18th minute. Canada continued to dominate possession and Maddie Secco increased Canada’s lead with a hard shot from the top of the circle. The Dominican Republic did not let up and quickly after Canada’s fifth goal earned their first penalty corner of the match. The Dominican Republic penalty corner was broken up by Canada’s defense and Canada regained possession and went back on attack. Gillis got her second goal of the match as she sent in a hard shot past De La Rosa to make it Canada 6, Dominican Republic nill in the 26th minute. Again, Dominican Republic came back with greater intensity and immediately earned two penalty corners. Following their third penalty corner of the match, the Dominican Republic was awarded a penalty stroke. Benifer Moronta converted the stroke to put the Dominican Republic on the scoreboard. The halftime score was Canada 6, Dominican Republic, 1.
The third quarter started with both teams battling for possession and the Dominican Republic playing stronger defense to keep play away from Canada’s attacking circle. The Dominican Republic as a team was able to break up Canada’s attacking plays. Canada’s Shanlee Johnston scored off a penalty corner drag flick in the 38th minute. Two minutes later, Gillis scored her third goal of the match off a penalty corner to make the score Canada 8, Dominican Republic, 1. Johansen then scored her second penalty stroke of the match in the 43rd minute. Canada continued their attacking intensity and Norlander was also able to score her third goal of the match. Haughn had another great run on attack to find Thea Culley to score in the 53rd minute to make the score Canada 11, Dominican Republic 1. Two minutes later, Danielle Henning converted a penalty corner goal for Canada. With the Dominican Republic able to hold off the Canada attack in the final minutes, the final result was Canada 12, Dominican Republic 1.
|Dominican Republic||26||8||MORONTA Benifer||PC|