Player of the Tournament and top goal-scorer: Maria Jose GRANATTO (ARG)
Argentina, Barbados, Canada, Chile,
Mexico, Trinidad & Tobago, Uruguay, USA
|2 April 2016|
|6||Pool A||12:00pm||CHI - ARG||0 - 10||Official||x 4|
Chile vs. Argentina
The second match featured fierce South American rivals Chile v. Argentina. The teams completed energetic warm ups in what remained comfortable conditions under cloudy skies.
The game got started at a fast pace. Argentina very quickly established territorial and possession advantage using the high press and a compact defense to force Chile into what is becoming a familiar pattern of the dominant team playing almost exclusively in their attacking 25-yard area. It only took Granatto 3 minutes to give Argentina the lead when her skillful left side attack and shot leaving no chance for Lopez in goal. Two minutes later another left side circle penetration by Jankunas ended in a spectacular reverse stick shot goal. Chile tried to press more aggressively, but this failed to close the gaps and it took good work by Krimerman and Cambiaso to keep Las Leoncitas out. Argentina earned their first PC in the 15th minute and Toccalino flicked powerfully past Lopez’s right for a 3-0 lead. A few minutes later another Toccalino effort from the PC was well saved by Cambiaso on the left post. In the 22nd minute a wonderful passing move found Trinchinetti in the circle and her one touch layoff for Granatto was beautifully finished with a powerful shot for a 4-0 lead. Chile continued to work hard on defense and eventually created a couple circle penetrations, but Argentina remained patient and were able to keep their clean sheet going. In the 34th minute a skillful Ladra run on the right baseline created a rebound that Jardel Mateos slapped in for a 5-0 lead. The halftime horn sounded a minute later and Argentina went in 5-0 up at the break.The second half saw a more balanced start with Chile getting the ball into the Argentine half. Argentina soon recovered their control and earned an early PC which was well saved by the Chile defense. Granatto and Trinchinetti tried to unlock a much more determined Chilean defense, but were unable to score. Chile continued to enjoy more possession in the Argentina half of the field, even enjoying sustained play near the 25-yard line. In the 46th minute Jankunas received the ball in space on top of the circle and made no mistake with her shot to increase Argentina’s lead to 6-0. This opened the floodgates after a quiet period for goals. Jardel Mateos made it 7-0 four minutes later. In the 53rd minute Toccalino flicked her PC to the right of Lopez to make it 8-0. Granatto demonstrated a magnificent piece of lifted skill that got the crowd into the game and earned her team a PC that went wide. Then in the 59th minute von der Heyde took a quick restart near the top of the circle and ran 5 yards to the right side of the circle and her shot went in off of Lopez. In the 63rd minute Chile created their best opportunity when Krimerman passed to Valdivia at the half and her pass put Peragallo through with a 1-on-1 with GK Gutierrez, but her shot from the acute angle hit the side board. Trinchinetti got free in the circle a couple minutes later, but her reverse stick shot went wide. In the final minute Jankunas tapped in a high rebound to complete a dominant 10-0 win. The result set up an interesting tussle for 2nd place in the group going into the last round of matches.
|Argentina||34||9||JARDEL MATEOS Priscila||FG|
|Argentina||50||9||JARDEL MATEOS Priscila||FG|
|Argentina||59||20||von der HEYDE Lucina||FG|
|Chile||31||18||KRIMERMAN Denise||Green Card|
|Argentina||48||7||FERNANDEZ LADRA Milagros||Green Card|
|Argentina||68||26||ORTIZ Maria||Green Card|