Germany recorded a 2-0 victory over Chile in their Quarter Final of the Women’s Hockey World League.
Germany were expected to win and started strongly. Lena Jacobi found space on the right and put the ball through to Kristina Hillmann who was denied by a good stop from short range by Claudia Schuler.
Chile should have the lead. Manuela Urroz dispossessed Janne Muller-Wieland and her pass put Daniela Caram through one on one with the keeper, but dragged her shot wide.
The German’s opened the scoring after twenty one minutes. Pia Oldhafer helped on a flick from a free hit and Maike Stockel smashed the ball into the net on the volley.
Claudia Schuler denied Germany a second, a great save blocked Tina Bachmanns’ shot from a short corner to cap a great half for the Chilean keeper.
Hannah Kruger rattled the bar from a short corner early in the second half. The follow up shot was blocked and Oldhafer turned the rebound wide. It remained 1-0 Germany.
Schuler had the game of the tournament; time and time again she thwarted Germany and pulled off another stunning double save to deny Marie Mavers to keep Chile in touch.
Germany hit the woodwork again from another penalty corner, Lydia Haase this time with the drag flick.
Germany made the game safe three minutes from time. Kruger laid off her pass from the penalty corner to Marie Mavers who finally beat the brave Schuler to see the German’s through to the Semi-Finals.
Germany: Bachmann, Hillmann, Hoffmann, Vogel (GK), Plass, Andersch, Stockel, Muller-Wieland, Muller (C), Oldhafer, Jacob SUBS: Platten (GK), Teschke, Hasselmann, Haase, Kruger, Hauke, Mavers,
Chile: Schuler (GK), Walbaum, Villagra (C), Infante, Flores, Filipek, Garcia, Vidaurre, C. Caram, Urroz, D. Caram SUBS: Mackenna, Greene, Palma, Krimerman, Salvador, Villalabeitia, Pizarro
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