Vega Leads The Way As Amsterdam Cruise Past Dublin

EuroHockey Club Cup Quarter-Final

AH&BC Amsterdam 8 University College Dublin 0

AH&BC Amsterdam cruised into the semi-finals with a convincing 8-0 win over University College Dublin in the second quarter-final.

Amsterdam took the lead from their first attack, Kelly Jonker rifling the ball into the roof of the net from very short range after just 15 seconds. In the ninth minute, Julia Müller converted Amsterdam’s first penalty corner at the second attempt, poking home the rebound after UCD goalkeeper, Clodagh Cassin saved the initial effort.

Further goals from Charlotte Vega in the 18th minute and Maria Verschoor in the 20th minute put Amsterdam fully in control with a 4-0 half time lead.

Three minutes into the second half, Vega converted a penalty corner at the right post, Amsterdam leading 5-0 going into the final quarter.

Jonker scored her second goal of the game in the 49th minute, Vega completed her hat-trick a minute later and Verschoor also scored for a second time with three minutes to play, Amsterdam to clinch a semi-final match-up with UHC Hamburg.

AH&BC Amsterdam

Scorers: Kelly Jonker 1-F, 49-F; Julia Müller 9-PC, Charlotte Vega 18-F, 33-PC, 50-F; Maria Verschoor 20-F, 57-F.

Squad: Anne Veenendaal (GK), Kitty van Male, Anouk Lambers, Kelly Jonker, Maria Verschoor, Kimberly Thompson, Lelah Brigitha, Jacky Schoenaker, Felice Albers, Lauren Stam, Eva de Goede (Capt.).

Subs: Charlotte Vega (5 mins), Ilse Kappelle (5), Julia Müller (5), Marijn Veen (6)

University College Dublin

Squad: Clodagh Cassin (GK), Sara Twomey, Leah McGuire, Deirdre Duke (Capt.), Ellen Curran, Kathryn Mullan, Sorcha Clarke, Abigail Russell, Lena Tice, Orla Patton, Sarah Robinson.

Subs: Emma Russell (5 mins), Katharine Egan (8), Bethany Barr (9), Emma Young (10), Anna Richardson (12), Sarah Young (12), Laura Gunning (GK) (45+)

Umpires: Gabriele Schmitz (Germany) and Ivona Makar (Croatia)

Colin Pike | Images: Prospective Photos

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