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- The Swiss women’s ice hockey team suffered a 4–0 defeat in the World Cup semi-finals in Calgary.
- Goalkeeper Andrea Brandli showed a strong performance and played a big part in the best World Cup result for Swiss women against Canada.
- Coach Colin Müller’s team now faces Finland in the third-place game.
In the end it is a 4–0 defeat and a third-place game rather than a final – yet the Swiss women’s national team can be satisfied with the performance. With 8 doubles (and 8 losses) at the World Championships with big favorite Canada, the Swiss have never scored so few goals.
Goalkeeper Andrea Brandly played a major role in the low score against the four-time Olympic champion. The 24-year-old played at least 62 shots. In a 3–0 win via Melody Doust, she had a lot of bad luck with an awkward deflector that flew into a high arc over her head in goal.
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The initial decision was made by Canada, who were not completely convinced throughout the 60 minutes, first in the third: Renata Fast (6th) and Doust (7th) scored their first goals to make it 2–0 within 98 seconds. done.
Unfortunately, in the 8th World Cup game against Switzerland “Ahornblatter” remained without a hit. Head coach Colin Mueller’s team recorded a total of 10 shots on goal, but most of them were harmless. Noemi Reiner missed her biggest chance in the final third, when she was outnumbered and could single-handedly pass the opposing goal and failed at the post. Rebecca Johnson ensured a 4-0 final with a fine individual performance 5 minutes before the end.
On Tuesday evening (9:30 pm; live on SRF) the Swiss team will have a second chance to win a medal. In the game for third place, the Swiss faced Finland, who lost 3–0 to the USA in the second semi-final. Meanwhile, the Americans challenged their eternal rival Canada in the final.
srf.ch/sport, live stream, 08/31/21, 01:00 am; two
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