Game 15 (W): 19:40, Group A, NETHERLANDS 13 KAZAKHSTAN 3
Quarters: 4-1, 3-1, 3-0, 3-1
Referees: Roberto CABRAL (BRA), Ursula WENGENROTH (SUI)
Extra Man: NED: 6/8. KAZ: 0/1
NETHERLANDS: Ilse VAN DER MEIJDEN, Yasemin SMIT (2), Frederike CABOUT (2), Biurakn HAKHVERDIAN, Catharina VAN DER SLOOT, Nomi STOMPHORST (1), Iefke VAN BELKUM (1), Robbin REMERS, Jantien CABOUT (2), Nienke VERMEER (4), Lieke KLAASSEN, Simone KOOT (1), Anne HEINIS. Head Coach: Mauro MAUGERI.
KAZAKHSTAN: Galina RYTOVA, Lyudmila CHEGODAYEVA, Aizhan AKILBAYEVA, Anna TUROVA, Kamila ZAKIROVA, Kamila MARINA, Natalya ALEXANDROVA, Darya VASSILYEVA (1), Agata TNASHEVA, Marina GRITSENKO (2), Yelena CHEBOTOVA, Assem MUSSAROVA, Yelena STARODUBTSEVA. Head Coach: Ryan CASTLE.
The Netherlands added a victory to the draw with the USA on day one. The win was hard fought with head coach MAUGERI urging his team to better movements and more goals. To Kazakhstan’s credit, it was a top effort against a team fresh from drawing with the best in the world. Goals were hard to come by but the effort was there and the Dutch were thwarted on many occasions. GRITSENKO scored twice for the Kazakhs. On the other side of the ledger, VERMEER and Olympic champion F (Mieke) CABOUT were in a scoring mood with three each. The Dutch just needed the win and now, with three points like the USA, need to attack Hungary on the third day of women’s competition and better the goal differential of nine achieved by the USA against Hungary. The statistics prove interesting with Kazakhstan restricting the Dutch to 27 shots while taking 23 itself but the conversion rate was 48.1% in the Netherlands’ favour.