US Women Win Big in World League Final Opener

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The women’s World League Super Final got underway in Shanghai, China on Tuesday with a thriller straight away. Despite an early 3-0 advantage the Netherlands saw Canada crawling back to tie their event-opening match-up 9-9 at the end of regulation following a close back-and-forth second half. In the shootout both teams scored their first series of penalty shot attempts before Dutch national team member Dagmar Genee missed her attempt in the sudden-death phase while Canada converted on the other end to win 15-14. Defending champions USA rolled past Brazil in their opener 16-3 including two scoreless quarters for the Brazilian side with Makenzie Fischer as top scorer for the winners netting 3 shots, followed by a good result for Australia who held off Russia 8-4. A match-up that also included a two-quarter scoreless haul for the losing squad. Nicola Zagame led the winners in attack scoring 3 goals. Finally Italy concluded day 1 of action by beating hosts China 11-6 behind three goals each from Tania di Mario and Arianna Garibotti.

2015 FINA Women’s World League Super Final, Shanghai, China

9-14 June, 2015

Schedule

Tuesday, 9 June

Canada vs. Netherlands 15-14 (0-3, 3-1, 3-2, 3-3; penalties: 6-5)
United States vs. Brazil 16-3 (4-1, 5-0, 4-0, 3-2)
Australia vs. Russia 8-4 (3-3, 2-0, 1-0, 2-1)
Italy vs. China 11-6 (2-2, 2-1, 5-2, 2-1)

Wednesday, 10 June

15.00: Netherlands vs. Brasil
16.20: Italy vs. Russia
17.40: USA vs. Canada
19.00: Australia vs. China

Thursday, 11 June

15.00: Netherlands vs. USA
16.20: Italy vs. Australia
17.40: Canada vs. Brasil
19.00: China vs. Russia

Friday, 12 June

15.00: 2A vs. 3B – game 13
16.20: 3A vs. 2B – game 14
17.40: 1A vs. 4B – game 15
19.00: 4A vs. 1B – game 16

Saturday, 13 June

15.00: L13 vs. L16 – game 17
16.20: L14 vs. L15 – game 18
17.40: W13 vs. W16 – game 19
19.00: W14 vs. W15 – game 20

Sunday, 14 June

14.30: L17 vs. L18 (7th/8th place)
16.00: W17 vs. W18 (5th/6th place)
17.30: L19 vs. L20 (3rd/4th place)
19.00: W19 vs. W20 (1st/2nd place)

N.b.: time mentioned is local time.

Previous winners:

2004 – USA
2005 – Greece
2006 – USA
2007 – USA
2008 – Russia
2009 – USA
2010 – USA
2011 – USA
2012 – USA
2013 – China
2014 – USA