Player of the Tournament: Denise KRIMERMAN (CHI)
Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile,
Mexico, Uruguay, USA
Goal-keeper of the Tournament: Claudia SCHÜLER (CHI)
U21 Player of the Tournament: María Paula ORTIZ (ARG)
Top goal-scorer: Noel BARRIONUEVO (ARG) and Kathleen SHARKEY (USA), 5 goals
|9 August 2017|
|7||Pool A||12:00pm||CHI - URU||2 - 0||Official||x 3|
Outside of two Chilean penalty corners in the opening minutes of the game the opening quarters involved a lot of possession trading in midfield. Uruguay had a few attacking runs sparked by the strength of Maria Teresa Viana Ache up front but Chilean captain Caram and defender Sofia Walbaum seemed impenetrable. Chile did earn several circle entries with speedy runs from Urroz and Denise Krimerman but Uruguay captain Agustina Nieto’s strong presence denied any real chances at goal.
In the 26th minute a right-side attack with Micaela Astigarraga and Matilde Kliche earned Uruguay their first penalty corner. Nieto’s hard sweep shot zipped just past the far post with no Uruguay tipper in site. Only a minute later and Chile had an opportunity on a set piece but Krimerman’s sweep shot was also well wide of her team mate’s reach. Neither keeper was forced to make any saves as the two South American rivals both performed well defensively to deny any clear opportunities.
Chile finally broke the deadlock in the 37th minute from none-other than their captain Caram. A penalty corner strike was initially blocked but as advantage played Caram was able to blast the ball through Uruguay keeper Rosanna Paselle for a 1-0 Chile lead.
Uruguay’s pressure to push for the three points was evident but their urgency caused them three green cards in the second half. Chile had three penalty corners in the fourth quarter but Caram was denied by a gritty Uruguay defence. In the 55th minute Chiel extended their lead when Urroz was left unmarked in the circle. Krimerman sent a hard sweep pass into the circle and Urroz was there to deflect in for a 2-0 lead. Uruguay had an open chance on a shot by Paula Carvalho but Chile keeper Claudia Schuler’s challenge secured her shutout and ultimately booked Chile in to the semifinals. Uruguay will now play for 7th place against Brazil.
|Uruguay||30||20||NIETO Agustina||Green Card|
|Uruguay||40||11||AMADEO Sol||Green Card|
|Chile||45||32||MALDONADO Maria||Green Card|
|Uruguay||49||29||PETRIK VIDAL Barbara||Green Card|
|Uruguay||54||15||CRISTIANI Clementina||Green Card|