- The women’s national team admitted the expected defeat in the World Cup semi-final against Canada.
- At 1:8, the first two hits fall within 10 seconds.
- After all: Swiss women manage the consolation goal in a power play.
- Switzerland competes, on Sunday, with the Czech Republic for the bronze medal in the World Championships.
The Swiss managed to maintain a 0-0 score against the overwhelming Canadian national team at Herning (DEN) for about 14 minutes. Then they collided twice: First, Kristen O’Neill threw goalkeeper Saskia Maurer, who was between the poles instead of rested Andrea Brindley, from an acute angle. Just 10 seconds later, Jesse Eldridge followed up after missing a Swiss disc.
This reduced the chance of an ice hockey miracle to a minimum. By mid-match, Canada took the 4-0 win thanks to Brian Jenner (23) and Sarah Filler (28).
The hit that makes you happy
The Swiss women had absolutely no chance for the first 30 minutes, but now the best stage followed. First, Lara Stalder, who was allowed to participate again after four days of quarantine, was only stopped at the last minute when she responded. The top Swiss striker was awarded a penalty in this scene.
Because after 34 seconds the next Canadian entered the penalty area, Switzerland was allowed to act with a double majority. And she did it brilliantly: Staller made a superb pass to Lara Christine, who propelled for the 4-1 win. This was the first Swiss power game to be beaten in Denmark at the 21st attempt.
A look at the stats shows just how rare goals against Canada are: the team lost their first 8 World Cup matches against Ahornblatt with a total score of 0:58. In the 4-1 group match a week ago, Switzerland scored their first World Cup goal against Canada (via Alina Marti), and now their second goal has followed suit.
A big bronze chance against the Czech Republic
After that Swiss high, Canada got serious again and finally scored a decent 8:1 win. This means that the expected final match with the United States will take place on Sunday at 7:30pm.
Mueller traveled to his house, and the Christians were beaten
Swiss key player Alina Muller will also miss the World Cup bronze match. After contracting coronavirus, she is no longer fit enough to fight a serious battle. Mueller has already traveled home. Lara Christine, top scorer against Canada, failed to finish in the semi-finals. Whether she can rejoin on Sunday remains open.
Before that, Switzerland will compete live on SRF at 3:00 pm with the Czech Republic for the bronze medal at the World Cup. They surprised the Czech team in the quarter-finals with a coup against candidate Finland (2-1 afterwards), but they also suffered a crushing defeat to the United States in the semi-finals (1-10). If Colin Muller’s team wins third place, the second World Cup medal in women’s national team history (after bronze in 2012) will be a reality.
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