Czech’s sizzle against
Czech Republic has comfortably beaten Indonesia
18 -2 in the women’s group A clash under Perth’s
sweltering sun, with temperatures reaching more than 38 degrees Celsius.
The Czech’s remained dominant throughout the game, with their strong defence and even stronger offensive plays. Their strength and speed were too much for the delicate Indonesians.
Czech Republic’s Karolina Hlavata was able to find the net eight times throughout the game, with one goal in the first quarter, three in the second, two in the third and two in the fourth, while Indonesia’s Erica Fernanda and Chyntia Pradjipta Putri scored just one goal each throughout the game.
Czech Republic has finished second in the group and will
play New Zealand
tomorrow for the right to progress to the quarterfinals.
Czech goalkeeper Anezka Sesulkova said despite
attempts, they have stronger players and scorers.
“We played very strong,” Sesulkova said. “They [
tried to score, but we were better, we have stronger scorers.”
When asked whom they’d rather play in tomorrow’s fixture, Sesulkova said
over the holidays and it was very hard, very physical and difficult for us, so
we want to play New Zealand,
we can beat New Zealand.”
When asked how they felt about
Perth’s soaring temperatures, she said “We’re
in the pool, so it’s not the heat, it’s the sun that gets to us, it shines and
we just can’t see.”
Indonesian captain Ariel Dyah Cininta Siwabessy said her team had gained much experience at the tournament and was looking forward to Thursday’s classification clash.
“We expect to meet
Zimbabwe and we will fight until
the end of time. Whatever the result we will still be fighting,” Siwabessy
“We played very well against
and playing Australia
was a good experience, the first time we have played them.”
Story by Kally Borg
18 bt Indonesia
Quarters: (5-1, 6-0, 3-1, 4-0)
Scorers CZE: Karolina Hlavata 8, Barbora Hlavata 3, Tereza Ha 3, Nikola Busauerova 2, Linda Chladkova, Aneta Sornova.
Fernanda, Chyntia Pradjipta Putri.
Czech Republic: Barbora Pavlikova, Nikola Busauerova, Aneta Sornova, Tereza Halova, Karolina Javurkova, Karolina Kopencova, Karolina Hlavata, Leona Brozova, Linda Chladkova, Karolina Parabkova, Rozalie Fugnerova, Barbora Hlavata, Anezka Sesulkova
Indonesia: Ayudya Suidarwanty Pratiwi, Sarah Manzilina, Starlet Viersa Utami, Dewi Ratih, Chyntia Pradjipta Putri, Dwi Anggela Olsen Tiger, Erica Fernanda, Ariel Dyah Cininta Siwabessy, Glindra Patricia Legawa, Febrika Indirawati, Veriza Adera Pratiwi, Amanda Raudania Santoso, Aldila Putri Santoso