|20 July 2015|
|15||1/4 final 3||7:30pm||CAN - URU||2 - 0||Official||x 2|
In the final women’s quarterfinal match host Canada met Uruguay. Uruguay rushed on attack first and earned the first penalty corner of the match in the fifth minute, but the shot was blocked by Canada’s keeper Kaitlyn Williams. Uruguay continued to attack, but Williams and the rest of Canada’s defense was able to recover the ball. For the next five minutes, Canada held possession. Uruguay defended extremely well to prevent Canada from getting anywhere near its attacking circle. With either team unable to get into their attacking circle at the end of the quarter, the match remained scoreless going into the second quarter.
The second quarter started with Canada on the attack; and Captain Kate Gillis found Hannah Haughn running towards goal, but Haughn was unable to finish. In the 17th minute Canada earned a penalty corner, but the shot was saved by Uruguay’s keeper Rosanna Paselle. Two minutes later Canada had another penalty corner opportunity, but could not execute the play. Canada continued to attack, but Paselle again made big saves to keep the match scoreless. With Uruguay doing an excellent job of forcing Canada’s possession in the midfield the halftime score remained Canada 0, Uruguay 0.
The third quarter also started with Canada controlling the possession, but with Uruguay still maintaining great positioning to keep Canada from entering its attacking circle. When Canada looked to enter its circle a few minutes into the quarter, Uruguay’s Manuela Vilar was there to break up the play. Canada continued to look to attack and a Maddie Secco shot stopped by Cecilia Casarotti led to a penalty corner. Canada’s Abi Raye perfectly finished the penalty corner play by lifting the ball around Paselle to break the scoreless match and give Canada the lead in the 37th minute. Canada continued to pressure on attack and earned a couple more penalty corners that were again well defended by Uruguay to keep Canada from scoring further. Paselle made one more big save and the score remained Canada 1, Uruguay 0 at the end of the third quarter.
The fourth quarter continued with Uruguay playing extremely strong defense against an attacking Canadian side. Canada earned their first penalty corner of the fourth quarter in the 50th minute. Canada’s Karli Johansen sent a beautiful high drag flick into the top right corner of the goal to give her team a two goal lead over Uruguay with nine minutes remaining in the match. A few minutes later Uruguay had the ball in their attacking half, but could not manage to get a shot off and the ball went over the endline, such that Canada regained possession. Canada was immediately back on attack with a penalty corner opportunity in the 57th, but could not capitalize. While Uruguay continued to hold off Canada, Canada also made sure that Uruguay could not get a scoring opportunity late in the match. Thus, the final result was Canada 2, Uruguay 0. With the win, Canada advances to the other semifinal and will face United States.
|Canada||16||17||McMANUS Sara||Green Card|
|Uruguay||42||11||NORBIS Florencia||Yellow Card|
|Uruguay||50||15||MORA Sofia||Green Card|