|June 18th, 2013|
|16||Quarterfinal||2:30pm||GER - CHI||2 - 0 (1 - 0)||Final||x 4|
Germany – Chile 2-0 (1-0 halftime)
Germany had its hands much fuller than expected in its quarterfinal meeting against 18th-ranked Chile. It wasn’t until Marie Mavers put in a sliding penalty corner goal with three minutes left in the game that the Germans could breathe a sigh of relief and celebrate their 2-0 win and berth into the semi-final game.
It wasn’t for lack of opportunity that Germany did not score any goals. They were awarded penalty corner after penalty corner which resulted in every kind of outcome – post, goalie save, shot wide, defensive save and everything in between. In short, the Germans had zero luck with their short corner.
Maike Stöckel opened the scoring with 14 minutes left in the first half. Many were surprised it took Germany that long to get their first goal of the game, but the biggest surprise was yet to come as Germany was held scoreless for nearly the rest of the game. Of course, Chile never really threatened to get the game-tying goal during the second half stalemate. A singular penalty corner was the only real chance with seven minutes and that was easily defended.
Germany can now put the quarterfinal performance behind them and look ahead to the semi-final game where they will meet the winner of the upcoming Korea vs. Belgium game.
|June 18th, 2013 at 7:32 am||It's David vs. Goliath time in our second women's Rotterdam quarterfinal. Germany vs. Chile. Let's see who slays who. Game starts now!|
|June 18th, 2013 at 7:43 am||Eight minutes gone and Chile and Germany are both still scoreless. Chile doing a good job of holding off the attack so far|
|June 18th, 2013 at 7:59 am||Germany breaks onto the scoreboard with 14 minutes left in the half when Stockel strikes.|
|June 18th, 2013 at 8:12 am||At the half the score is 1-0 for Germany v. Chile. A fantastic result for Chile so far, let's see how the teams fare in the second|
|June 18th, 2013 at 8:57 am||With just over three minutes left in the game, Germany basically seals the 2-0 win on about their 800th pc chance. Mavers the hero.|
|June 18th, 2013 at 9:00 am||Germany survives the Chile scare with a 2-0 win and is into the World League Semi-Final game. A relief for the #3 team in the world!|