Player of the Tournament and top goal-scorer: Maria Jose GRANATTO (ARG)
Argentina, Barbados, Canada, Chile,
Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay, USA
|31 March 2016|
|3||Pool B||2:00pm||CAN - MEX||4 - 0 (1 - 0)||Official||x 2|
Canada came out the stronger, pressing aggressively. They forced turnovers, but their circle penetrations came to nothing. Mexico started to settle, but still had to make many tackles in their defensive 25-yard area. Canada started to spread the field more, creating room for Cole on the left and Randhawa on the right to make strong runs into the circle, but good tackling kept them out. Oviedo then made a good run into the Canadian circle, but her weak shot was blocked by a defender and cleared. Canada’s superior possession and pressure finally gave them the lead when their second PC in the 26th minute was scored by Dearmond. The shot deflected off of a defender’s stick on the way to the left corner of the goal. Canada continued to press aggressively, leading to Randhawa getting a green card in the 32nd minute. Mexico did not take advantage, instead allowing Canada to keep possession and play for the interception. No additional goals were scored and the halftime score was 1-0 to Canada.
Second started off similarly to the first and Canada’s early pressure led to a Randhawa reverse stick shot that flashed wide of the goal. CAN #17 earned PC. Deflected by Houle off of the crossbar. Inguanzo was then called in to save another Canada PC low to her stick side. Mexico put together some strong individual runs by Rosainz and Rivera in particular, but Canada held firm allowing no circle penetrations. Cookson attacking on the right baseline this time earned Canada the first of two quick PCs. The second led to a quick counter attack, but with a 2 vs. 1 situation Estrada failed to find her teammate who was free in the circle. Then in the 56th minute, after some nice build up play, Canada worked the ball to Pereira on the right wing who attacked the baseline and slipped the ball across for Stirling to slap into the goal. Canada had their tails up, creating an opportunity for Cole who shot wide. Then in the 60th minute Dearmond swept past Inguanzo’s left for her second PC goal. Canada earned another PC in the 64th minute but a great reflex save by a defender led to a long corner. From the restart Dearmond took advantage of a disorganised defense to dribble into the circle for a free reverse stick shot nicely placed into the left corner of the goal. Canada earned one more PC as the clock ran out, but Angus shot wide to end the game. Canada come away 4-0 winners.
|Canada||32||14||RANDHAWA Priya||Green Card|