CAPE TOWN, South Africa - Today marked the first of the final two days of pool play, for most divisions, at the 2022 World Masters Hockey (WMH) World Cup in Cape Town, South Africa.
Wednesday, October 6, 2022
O-50 Men 0 - 7 Germany
The U.S. O-50 Men's Masters Team went up against a tough Germany side.
Germany had scored 13 goals on common opponents Singapore and Malaysia. Coach Randall Hendricks put in a very defensive game plan that the team believed in and executed well.
Even though defeated by seven goals, USA was very proud of their achievement and Germany praised them after the game for having a strong game plan and sticking to it.
Great efforts by goalkeeper Michael Caddy (Drake, Colo.) kept USA in the game. His saves against a very good drag flicker where inspirational to the team and kept them playing hard.
The back line of Rino Bouwman (Ventura, Calif.), Raj Goraya (Kent, Wash.), Ranjeet Khalsa (Union City, Calif.) and Damien Lanyon (Solana Beach, Calif.) were stout in defense and kept Germany frustrated and at bay for most of the day.
Germany had a clear time of possession advantage with frequent play in USA's half of the field.
The O-50 Men still have two more pool play games left with their next coming tomorrow against South Africa Spirit of Masters at 7:45 a.m. ET.
O-55 Men 0 - 1 Argentina
O-50 Women 0 - 2 Germany
The U.S. O-50 Women's Masters Team met a tough Germany squad in their final pool play game.
Germany got on the board in the 3rd minute off a field goal, but USA settled and maintained composure for the middle portion of the game. Germany capitalized again in the 42nd minute to take the 2-0 win.
The O-50 Women finished fourth in Pool B and will face Ireland, who finished third in Pool A, on Saturday, October 8 at 2:00 a.m. ET in a 5th-8th placement match.
O-55 Women 1 - 0 Chile
The game between the U.S. O-55 Women's Masters Team and Chile was a battle from start to finish.
The strong backfield of Nori Smith, Annie Fetter, Barb Wachowiak, Kelly Setser and Christine Cousteau were masterful in not only shutting down a persistent Chiliean team but also distributing and transferring the ball feeding the waiting forwards and midfield.
After sharing possession and penalty corner chances, it was the USA who got the game winning goal in the 35th minute. After a penalty corner opportunity, Kathy Frick (Doylestown, Pa.) tucked the rebound in off the left post. The strong backfield of Nori Smith (Suwanee, Ga.), Annie Fetter (Rutledge, Pa.), Barb Wachowiak (Hamburg, N.Y.), Kelly Setser (Louisville, Ky.) and Christine Cousteau (San Jose, Calif.) were masterful in not only shutting down a persistent Chile team but also distributing and transferring the ball feeding the waiting forwards and midfield.
The O-55 Women have their final pool game tomorrow against South Africa at 11:15 a.m. ET.
O-60 Women 0 - 3 South Africa
The U.S. O-60 Women's Masters Team were unable to overcome the pressure from hosts, South Africa.
South Africa came strong onto the pitch with an early goal putting USA on the back foot. In the second quarter, USA came out strong but South Africa scored a second goal to take a 2-0 lead at halftime.
USA continued to progress in the third quarter and played a well connected game until South Africa scored another goal in the final frame for a solid 3-0 win.
The O-60 Women finished fourth in Pool A and awaits the third place finisher in Pool B on Saturday, October 8 in a 5th-8th placement game.
O-65 Women 3 - 0 Alliance Spirit of Masters
The U.S. O-65 Women's Masters Team faced the Alliance Spirit of Masters squad.
The first quarter opened with USA controlling much of the play. After USA failed to scored on a penalty corner, the quarter ended scoreless.
The second quarter started similarly with USA on their front foot. Six minutes in yielded the first goal of the game off a penalty corner. The inserter number Deb Atkins (Quarryville, Pa.) sent a pass to Pat Rudy (Mill Hall, Pa.) who slipped the ball to Barb Doran (Old Saybrook, Conn.) who finished the play putting the ball in the net. Two minutes later, USA struck again with another attacking penalty corner. The ball was again inserted to Rudy who put it on goal with the rebound going to the goalkeeper’s left onto the stick of Janet Powers (Rehoboth Beach, Del.) who put it into the goal for a second score. The second quarter ended with the score of USA 2, Alliance 0.
After a halftime break with both coaches making their adjustments the Alliance came out with a strong effort testing the strength of USA's defense. After about five minutes, USA reasserted themselves and went more on the attack. At the end of the third quarter the score remained unchanged.
Within a minute of the start of the fourth frame, USA drew a penalty stroke due to a foul in the circle. The penalty stroke just caught the crossbar and the score remained the same. With five minutes to go, USA pushed into the attacking circle. The ball was kept alive by Loretta DiPietro (New Haven, Conn.) and redirected onto goal by Ishbel Dickens (Lummi Island, Wash.) bringing the goal tally to three.
The O-65 Women has two more pool game and will face England LX tomorrow at 2:30 a.m. ET.
|Fri., Oct. 7||2:30 AM||O54W||vs||England LX||Livestream|
|7:45 AM||O-50M||vs||South Africa SoM||Livestream|
|11:15 AM||O-55W||vs||South Africa||Livestream|
|Sat., Oct. 8||2:00 AM
|Mon. Oct. 9||3:50 AM
|All times in Eastern Time Zone|