WP Juniors 2011 (W), Day 4: Italy back to life, reaching the quarters

FINA World Junior Water Polo Championships

ITA team - credit: mc59.comTRIESTE, Italy (September 14) - No upset on Day Four in Trieste, at the World Junior Women’s Championships – all teams holding a stronger chance reached the quarterfinals, including the USA, the Netherlands and Australia.

The day’s only balanced contest saw Italy coming up with a strong performance leaving no chance for the Canadians and deciding the game virtually by half-time.


Qualification Round

For places 13-16
Mexico–South Africa 5-8

Quarters: 3-1, 1-5, 0-2, 1-0


MEX vs RSA - credit: mc59.com
MEX vs RSA - credit: mc59.com


Mexico: DUARTE Karina, ESCUTIA Raquel, GONZALES Joana, BUSTAMANTE Diana 1, TORRES Lizeth 1, ALVAREZ Doris, LOPEZ Edith 2, GALLEGOS Jarmin 1, AMARILLAS Maria Jose.

South Africa: THOMAS Rebecca, DENDY YOUNG Lara 1, RAWSTRON Christy, BARRETT Nicola 1, TRAUBE Kylie, SCHOOLING Tarryn 3, TONKIN Caley 1, STEVENS Kelly, CHRISTIAN Delaine 1, PARKES Megan 1, GAMIET Mymoneah, BHANETHI Zikhona, MEYER Michaela.

Extra player
Mexico: 3 for 8
South Africa: 3 for 9

Penalties:
Mexico: none
South Africa: 1 for 1

Referees: TAN Hong Boon (SIN), CARDENUTO Joao (BRA)

The Mexicans surprised their opponents in the opening eight minutes, quickly jumping to a 2-0 lead and keeping this distance even in the first half of the second period (4-2). South Africa needed a time-out to make order and in the last three minutes they managed to turn the clock with four consecutive hits (4-6). In the third period they secured their win adding two more goals while the Mexicans tried to score in vain. Still, they kept battling and didn’t run out of gas though playing with two reserves only – and reduced their deficit a bit in the last quarter.

For places 13-16
Indonesia–Brazil 0-21

Quarters: 0-3, 0-5, 0-8, 0-5


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INA vs BRA - credit: mc59.com


Indonesia: IMRON Ernanati, ANGGRAENI Maya, RUSNERI Nova, EKA Melviani, PUTRI FEBBY Familia, ALI Kezzie, TJANDRA Felicia, KADIR Hudadiah, RASYID Inez Febrianti, SIW ABESSY Ariel Dyah, UTORO Annisa Nadhilan, KARTINI Lilik, RAIDA Rani.

Brazil: GOMES Camila, GOZANI Gabriela 3, ABLA Diana 3, CHIAPPINI Izabella 1, BAHIA Viviane 1, TORRES Bruna, DIAS Melani 2, SANTORO Adhara, GUIMARAES Talitha, VELOSO Tatiana 3, COUTINHO Mirella 1, DIAS Gabriela 6, CHAMORRO Victoria.

Extra player
Indonesia: 0 for 7
Brazil: 3 for 6

Penalties
Indonesia: none
Brazil: 0 for 1

Referees: SADIKOV Akbar (UZB), DETKO Tad (GBR)

It took some time from the Brazilians to regroup themselves after their yesterday group-game since they were agonisingly close to get into the eightfinals... They still scored three goals, while Indonesia’s only joy came after Thomas had saved a penalty. The scene didn’t change afterwards, the Brazilians found their game, while their opponents tried hard to score but this time they did not succeed.

Qualification Round

Eightfinal
Australia–Uzbekistan 17-5

Quarters: 4-2, 4-1, 6-0, 3-2


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AUS vs UZB - credit: mc59.com


Australia: WAKEFIELD, Kelsey, SCOTT Emily 1, VENOSTA Genevieve 3, GRAHAME Emma 2, BISHOP Isobel 2, BUCKLING Hanna 1, SCHMID Maddison, BROWN Eliesha 2, ARANCINI Zoe 5, SOUTHERN Ashleigh, APPEL Jayde, KING Olivia 1, DAVIES Michaela.

Uzbekistan: DUKHANOVA Elena, DAGABAEVA Diana 1, SARANCHA Aleksandra 2, PIFTOV Eseniya, IVANOVA Eugeniya 1, NIGMATULLINA Rufina 1, MOROZOVA Ekaterina, DAGABAEVA Nellya, UMARORA Liliya, ZINUROVA Adelina, HAMITOVA Guzelya, PLYUSOVA Anna, DJUMALIEVA Angelina.

Extra player
Australia: 3 for 8
Uzbekistan: 3 for 4

Penalties
Australia: 1 for 1
Uzbekistan: none

Referees: DRURY Amber (USA), LEGAWA Andreas (INA)

The Aussies struggled a bit for ten minutes or so, leading only 4-3 in the middle of the second period, but then netted two in 28 seconds which put the game into the expected frame. Another two goals followed – both from Arancini who finished the game with 5 hits –, the score stood at 8-3, so no questions remained to be answered. The Aussies even managed to speed up a bit for a 6-0 rout in the next eight minutes, their opponents only consolation was to score the last two goals of this one-sided contest.

Eightfinal
P. R. China–Netherlands 5-13

Quarters: 1-4, 2-2, 1-1, 1-6


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CHN vs NED - credit: mc59.com


P. R. China: WANYUN Feng, ZIJUN Zhai, GUANAN Niu 1, MEGYANG Zhang 1, BINGJING Wang 1, JIANING Tian, DONLGLUN Song 1, SHUJIN Li, ZHUIJA Wang, NING Guo, SHIMIAO Wang, YIDAN Wang, QUN Xia 1.

Netherlands: SLOBBE Michelle, DONGELMANS Melissa, STOMPHORST Nomi, VAN DER SLOOT Chatarina 5, CABOUT Marloes, KLAASSEN Lieke 2, REMERS Robbin 1, NYHUIS Marloes 2, SMITS Liselotte 1, SEVENICH Vivian, GENEE Amarens 2, MEGENS Maud, WILLEMSZ Debby.

Extra player:
China: 1 for 5
Netherlands: 2 for 3

Penalties:
China: none
Netherlands: 1 for 1

Referees: RAKOVIC Ivanka (SRB), TERPENKA Doriel (CAN)

China managed to stay suprisingly close to the Dutch team for three long periods, although a much easier game was in prospect for the Netherlands after the first eight minutes. But they failed to deliver in attack and the Chinese felt it was worth to dig deep. They managed to keep the partial scores at level during the middle quarters, what’s more, they had two 6 on 5s at 4-7 to further reduce the gap. They missed both and that costed a lot as the Dutch found their rythm in the fourth period and scored five goals on their first seven attacks, making the final minutes a joyful sailing to the quarters.

Eightfinal
United States–Germany 25-3

Quarters: 5-0, 7-0, 8-1, 5-2


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USA vs GER - credit: mc59.com


USA: HILL Samantha, MARTIN Brooke 2, GREENWOOD Emily 2, GROSSMAN Ashley 3, DODSON Kaley 2, FATTAL Rachel 1, MENDOZA Kelly 1, O’DONNELL Colleen 3, OSCHNER Dana 1, NEUSHUL Kiley 5, ROSENTHAL Madleine 1, SARDO Dominique 4, BALDONI Kate.

Germany: AHRENS Bianca, FREISEWINKEL Linn, REUTER Anne, ZIMMERMANN Luise, STIEFEL Jennifer 1, VAN DER BOSCH Sina, ILLINGER Kim, KREIS Nadja, PALAND Alena, SEYFERT Bianca, STEINHAUER Tatjana 1, MEISSNER Luzie, REINHART Michelle.

Extra player:
USA: 2 for 3
Germany: 0 for 2

Penalties:
Germany: 0 for 1
USA: none

Referees: TACCINI Cristina (GER), TEULE Jose Maria (ESP)

After surviving the clash with Brazil, the Germans came into the duel with the USA with relief in their minds... Probably, they could not believe they had the slightest chance against one of the tournament’s favourites. Indeed, the Americans didn’t let them think of this for a single moment, either... The US players knew that the key for winning these kind of games is a clean start, playing with discipline and hundred percent concentration and giving their best to decide the outcame as early as possible. In fact, they finished off their rivals in the first period, taking a 5-0 lead. The Germans struggled to find a tiny hole on the US wall since that was rock solid and prevented them from creating even shooting opportunities or situations to earn at least a 6 on 5. When they somehow got a penalty, it was denied by the reserve golie Baldoni in the dying seconds of the second period. Though the Germans managed to score at least a goal in the third, the Americans easily demolished their opponents‘ zonal defence with precise and powerful shots and this resulted the devastating win.

Eightfinal
Italy–Canada 12-9

Quarters: 5-2, 3-1, 3-2, 1-4


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ITA vs CAN - credit: mc59.com


Italy: TEANI Laura, BARZON Laura 3, MILLO Alessia, EMMOLO Giulia 2, QUEIROLO Elisa 3, POMERI Francesca, DARIO Sara, TABANI Chiara 3, PALMERI Valeria 1, VERDE Medea, GIACHI Gloria, LASCIALANDA Letizia, SPARANO Loredana.

Canada: COLTER John Nicola, McKEE Kelly 2, LEKNESS Rae, STEEMKAMER Rebekka 2, AMOROSA Amanda, PATERSON Julia, TAYLOR Shelby, ROBINSON Cara, FITZGIBBON Fiona, YELIZAROVA Hanna 4, MASE Kirstn, WRIGHT Emma 1, GAUDREAULT Jessica.

Extra player:
Italy: 3 for 5
Canada: 3 for 4

Penalties: none

Referees: DREVAL Svetlana (RUS), STAVROPOULOS Nikolaos (GRE)

Canada drew first blood but Italy had the answers. The home team came up with a powerful performance, played wisely, defended well and scored in the crucial moments. Emmolo, Barzon and Queirolo netted nice goals at the middle of the opening period for a 3-1 lead. Canada pulled one back thanks to Yelizarova’s great lob from the centre but Taboni chose an amazingly cool finish in a 6 on 5 and Palmeri added another one from centre (5-2). Canada opened the scoring in the second period with a lucky shot (ball being deflected on a blocking hand) but they couldn’t get closer despite having four opportunities to attack. And for the last three minutes or so the Italians started rolling, three connecting goals gave them a huge lead by halftime (8-3). The Canadian attacks lacked the real power they didn’t have the weapons to do any serious harm to the Italians. After Barzon’s third goal (9-3) only a silly mistake from the Italian goalie let the Canadiens find the net to break a 12-minute long scoring silence. When McKee scored from the distance Canada had a slight hope at 9-5, but Tabani’s magnificent individual action-goal killed their momentum, and Emmolo’s fine left-handed shot ended the contest (11-5) though we had eight minutes to go. Canada restored some pride in this quarter but had to settle for playing the 9-12th places only.