In the second Pool B match on Day 1, the United States and Uruguay played. The United States came out pressuring on attack and Kate Reinprecht’s quick goal gave them the early lead in the third minute. The United States continued to force the play in their attacking half, but Uruguay’s defense prevented the United States from taking many more shots on goal during the first quarter. Uruguay did not let up and earned the first penalty corner of the match in the 12th minute. Unable to convert the penalty corner, Uruguay kept pressuring more on attack. As a United States shot went wide at the end of the first quarter the score remained United States 1, Uruguay nill. Play continued to be in the United States attacking half to start the second quarter. Uruguay’s keeper Rosanna Paselle came up with a big save, but Michelle Kasold was there for the rebound shot to give the United States a two goal lead in the 18th minute. Uruguay continued to play strong defense behind Paselle to block a United States penalty corner in the 21st minute. Late in the second quarter, Constanza Barrandeguy and Anastasia Olave had a rare attacking opportunity for Uruguay deep near their attacking circle. The United States quickly regained possession and Michelle Vittese scored in the 28th minute to make it United States 3, Uruguay nill to end the half.
The second half started with the United States continuing to pressure on attack. In the 35th minute, Katelyn Falgowski converted a well-executed penalty corner play to put the United States ahead by four goals over Uruguay. Janine Stanley and Sofia Mora played strong in the defense to keep the United States away from their attacking circle for the next five minutes. Stanley regained possession for Uruguay, but Uruguay was unable to generate any attack. For the rest of the third quarter the United States dominated possession, but Federika Kempner and Cecelia Casarotti played strong defense and Paselle made another big save to stop a United States penalty corner shot to keep the score USA 4-0 URU at the end of the third quarter. To start the fourth quarter played continued to be in the United States’ attacking half. In the 50th minute the United States had another penalty corner, but the shot went wide. Casarotti continued to play strong defense to hold off more United States attack. Kelsey Kolojejchick sent a hard shot from the right side to the left corner past Paselle to give the United States a five goal lead in the 56th minute. With Uruguay able to hold off further United States attack, the final result was United States 5, Uruguay nill.