|20 July 2015|
|14||1/4 final 2||11:30am||CHI - MEX||7 - 0||Official||x 2|
The second women’s quarter final match was between Chile and Mexico. From the opening whistle, Chile was really fast on the attack taking the lead in the first minute off a goal by Carolina Garcia. Chile continued to pressure on attack, but could not manage many shots past Mexico. In the 10th minute, Chile had the first penalty corner of the match, but the shot went wide. A minute later, Javiera Villagra found a pretty open net to make the score Chile 2, Mexico 0. With Mexico continuing to play hard defense, Chile kept their two goal lead going into the second quarter.
Throughout the second quarter, Chile continued to dominate possession and play was mostly in Chile’s attacking half of the pitch. Mexico prevented Chile from obtaining penalty corner opportunities from their attack for nearly all of the second quarter. Yet, Chile’s Manuela Urroz capitalized off her team’s attacking pressure by hitting a hard shot past Mexico’s keeper Jesus Castillo in the 24th minute making the score Chile 3, Mexico 0. And in the 30th minute Chile earned a penalty corner, but again the hard penalty corner shot went wide. Thus, the score at halftime remained Chile 3, Mexico, 0.
Chile started the third quarter just like they did the begging of the match with a very quick goal. Urroz scored her second goal of the match of a deflection from a well executed penalty corner play to make the score Chile 4, Mexico 0 in the 33rd minute. Chile immediately earned another penalty corner, but Castillo saved the shot. Mexico then had their first attacking opportunity of the match and immediately earned a penalty corner in the 34th minute. Chile played good team defense to block up the penalty corner to regain possession. Chile was fast back on the attack and Francisca Tala found Francisca Vidaurre who put her team ahead of Mexico by five goals in the 37th minute. Less than a minute later, Chile had three more penalty corners, but Castillo continued to make big saves. Yet, Chile’s Agustina Venegas then made the score Chile 6, Mexico 0 when she deflected a great ball past Castillo in the 40th minute. A minute later, Chile had a penalty corner, but the shot was too high. Chile kept up their attacking intensity and earned two more penalty corners in the 44th minute. Chile’s offenders then put together a beautiful passing combination to find Urroz on the post to tap the ball in to make it Chile 7, Mexico 0; that remained the score as the third quarter ended.
In the fourth quarter, Chile continued to have the majority of possession. Mexico, however, played very strong defense to prevent Chile from taking many shots or having many penalty corners in the fourth quarter. In the 51st minute, Chile’s Camila Caram received a green card, but Mexico was unable to take advantage. Mexico continued to play good team defense to prevent Chile from penetrating their attacking circle for nearly the rest of the quarter. With Chile unable to get a shot off in the final minute the final score remained Chile 7, Mexico 0.
|Mexico||27||18||SANCHEZ Jessica||Green Card|
|Chile||28||15||CARAM Daniela||Green Card|
|Chile||51||13||CARAM Camila||Green Card|