Argentina started the match at a high intensity, earning a penalty corner within the first 2 minutes of the game. Gorzelany’s misflick was easily defended by the Uruguay defense. Shortly after, a left side attack led to a cross by Jankunas deflected wide by Jardel Mateos. Uruguay struggled to maintain possession with Argentina’s aggressive high press and turned over the ball regularly. They conceded another penalty corner, but this time the injection was poor and Uruguay again cleared the danger. Jardel Mateos then hit a reverse stick shot wide after some good lifted skill to evade three defenders. Then in the 13th minute a quick attack led to a circle penetration by the lively Granatto forcing the defenders and goalkeeper Sanchez into a goal mouth tackle. The loose ball fell to Sanguinetti who made no mistake from a few yards out slotting the ball into the net. Argentina’s persistent pressure paid off when their third penalty corner of the half was flicked past Sanchez’s right by Gorzelany for a 2-0 lead in the 22nd minute. Uruguay did not give up and an opportunity to press higher up the field started to lead to Argentina turnovers and some tame attacks. Argentina continued to attack, though, and Granatto had a powerful reverse stick shot hit the upright and another penalty corner effort was blocked and the rebound hit wide just before halftime.
Uruguay started the second half with high energy and were able to push Argentina back to their defensive 25-yard line. Agustina Prattes did well with the ball, but her final pass was poor. Mateos was again involved with some lifted skill, but Uruguay’s defense held firm. After another mis-played Argentina PC, Uruguay counter attacked quickly only for the final pass to an unmarked forward to be again, poor. Uruguay pressed more aggressively forcing turnovers of their own. Their hard work led to their first shot in the 48th
minute easily saved by GK. Uruguay defended resolutely, demonstrating good strong tackling. Their fighting spirit was exemplified by Agustino Domingo, who limped off of the field injured before returning, still visibly limping. Despite their brave defending and strong goalkeeping they still conceded a third goal in the 70th
minute when a low penalty corner flick by Sofia Toccalino beat Sanchez to her left. That was the last piece of action in the game for a final score of 3-0 to Argentina.