Field Hockey Canada > Canada Routs Russia 5-1 at JWC

Canada Routs Russia 5-1 at JWC

August 2, 2013 | Field Hockey Canada |

It was another scorching hot day in Mönchengladbach today, with water breaks for teams splitting the halves into quarters, n the teams visibly struggled with the heat. Canada coped better with the conditions however and was in charge through most of the match, as play remained confined to the Russian half of the field for long stretches of time.

Despite the superiority, the Canadian girls struggled to find the target, and found it hard work to translate their work into goals. Karli Johansen converted a penalty corner and Jessica Buttinger added a goal from open play for a 2-0 halftime advantage that could easily have been a few goals larger.

In the second half, Caashia Karringten put down a hattrick to take Canada safely out of reach, and Russia’s lone goal came from a Canadian own goal. It is worth mentioning however that the Russian side was able to get in front of the Canadian goal, coming close to scoring a number of times in the second half.

Photos of the game can be found here.

As it was, the final result was 5-1 for Canada which puts them into Sunday’s match for 13th place where they will play the winner of tomorrow’s clash between Ghana and Belgium. 

Tune into the game starting at 1:30am PST Sunday August 4.