The Danas of Germany received the primary sport of the FIH Professional League this Saturday within the SparkassenPark in Mönchengladbach in entrance of 1,400 spectators in opposition to the USA 2-0.
The targets have been scored by Hanna Granitzki within the thirty fifth minute and captain Sonja Zimmermann within the forty fifth minute after a penalty nook. Nationwide coach Valentin Altenburg was not on the sidelines for a short while as a consequence of a optimistic corona take a look at. His deputy was assistant coach Johannes Schmitz.
The Danas pressed up from the beginning, giving the Individuals little time to breathe. After an uneventful jiffy, during which the Danas, whereas dominating the sector however failing to create any compelling scoring possibilities, have been compelled to take a penalty nook within the eighth minute earlier than the American aim opened up for the primary time. Laura Saenger’s shot narrowly missed its goal. Two minutes later, the Individuals additionally obtained their first penalty nook after video proof. Goalkeeper Julia Sonntag was in a position to parry Ashley Hoffmann’s shot. Shortly earlier than the top of the primary quarter (fifteenth), it was once more the Individuals who appeared dangerously within the German circle, however Sonntag was in a position to fend off the shot from the left-hand facet with a schooner.
The Danas have been in a position to create the primary probability within the second quarter, however Hanna Granitzki’s shot swept extensive of the far put up (20′). Only one minute (twenty first) Elisa Gräve failed with an Argentinian backhand in opposition to the American goalkeeper Kelsey Bing. Anne Schröder additionally failed at Bing within the twenty fourth minute, her shot after a stick foul was too central. After 27 minutes it was Charlotte Gerstenhöfer who was unable to accommodate a cross from Pia Maertens within the aim. Shortly earlier than the top of the primary half (twenty eighth), the Danas obtained their second penalty nook, which turned out to be too innocent. Instantly afterwards, the video proof had for use to punish an American lady who was hit within the foot. However the third penalty nook of the Danas didn’t result in a aim both.
Within the third quarter it solely took a couple of seconds (thirty first) for the American goalkeeper to be examined once more. Nonetheless, Kelsey Bing was in a position to parry a direct acceptance of Ida Köllinger with one hand. After 35 minutes the Dana’s ban was damaged, a cross from the left by Hanna Granitzki was transformed by Hanna Granitzki on the close to put up to make it 1-0. Goalkeeper Julia Sonntag virtually equalized with an insufficient defensive try, however Brooke Derberdine put the ball simply extensive of the aim (43). Virtually instantly afterwards, it was Olivia Bent-Cole who ran freely in direction of the German aim, however her shot was denied by Julia Sonntag (44). Simply seconds earlier than the top of the third quarter, the Danas obtained one other penalty nook. Captain Sonja Zimmermann transformed the nook positioned on the underside left to make it 2-0 (forty fifth).
The Danas have been now attempting to not let the Individuals come again into the sport, letting the ball and opponents run. A shot from Hanna Granitzki within the forty seventh minute rushed simply extensive of the left put up. 5 minutes earlier than the top (fiftieth), Lena Micheel obtained the inexperienced card for boarding too onerous and thus put her group outnumbered for 2 minutes. A bit of later, the Individuals obtained their second penalty nook of the sport, however goalkeeper Julia Sonntag was in a position to parry the shot. Within the ultimate minutes, errors within the German sport elevated, however the Individuals might now not make a revenue from them.
Feedback on the sport:
Johannes Schmitz, assistant coach
“Mainly, I’m very glad with the outcome. We obtained into the circle with endurance and dedication, however usually didn’t get the tempo into the ultimate quarter. The US did every little thing they may to do with it. They have been the combating group we anticipated and managed to create actually good possibilities. We generally lacked consistency within the duels and made slight errors that allowed the USA to come back again into the circle many times. We’ll work on creating much more stress within the opponent’s quarters so perhaps we will rating extra targets tomorrow.”
Paulina Niklaus, defender
“At present I performed my first sport with Danas. It was nice enjoyable and it was an incredible expertise to play in a stadium like this.”
Anne Schroeder, ahead
“Mainly we’re after all completely happy to have scored three factors at house on this nice stadium and in entrance of this crowd. Now we have to maintain engaged on the playfulness, we’re creating from sport to sport. Lots of issues have been higher at this time than within the final two video games. We will take so much with us for tomorrow’s sport after which we’ll shut the sack tomorrow.”
|Germany vs USA March 26, 2022, SparkassenPark Mönchengladbach, 1,400 spectators|
1: 0, 35 minutes – Hanna Granitzki
2: 0, 45 minutes – Sonja Zimmermann (PC)
Germany 5 (1 aim) / USA 2 (no aim) Photographs
Germany 10 / USA 7
Detailed statistics on deployment instances and many others. could be discovered at: https://www.fihproleague.com/matchdetails/16107
The next gamers have been used for Germany:
|No.||Surname||Affiliation||Start 12 months|
|5||Selin Oruz||Dusseldorfer HC||1997|
|eighth||Anne Schroeder||Membership on the Alster||1994|
|9||Elisa Graeve||Dusseldorfer HC||1996|
|11||Lena Michael||UHC Hamburg||1998|
|13||Charlotte Gerstenhofer||Mannheim HC||1999|
|16||Sonja Zimmermann (C)||Mannheim HC||1999|
|20||Julia Sunday (TW)||Purple and White Cologne||1991|
|23||Emma Davidsmeyer||Membership on the Alster||1999|
|24||Pia Maertens||Purple and White Cologne||1999|
|25||Victoria Huse||Membership on the Alster||1995|
|29||Emma Boermans||Purple and White Cologne||1999|
|30||Hanna Granitzki||Membership on the Alster||1997|
|35||Benedetta Wenzel||Berliner HC||1997|
|36||Ida Kollinger||UHC Hamburg||2001|
|50||Nele Aring||Membership on the Alster||1997|
|62||Paulina Nicholas||Mannheim HC||2001|
|71||Laura Saenger||Harvestehuder THC||1994|