- The women’s national team was defeated by Canada 3:10 in the Olympic semi-finals in Beijing.
- The defeat is the same as in the opening round, but the Swiss have never scored 3 goals against Canada.
- The Swiss play for bronze like they did in Sochi in 2014. The rival on Wednesday is Finland.
From a Swiss point of view, the ice hockey miracle in Beijing failed to materialize. Against Canada it canceled the expected defeat for the Swiss. Not everything was bad, on the contrary. For example, never before has the Swiss managed to score more than one goal against the four-time Olympic champion. On Monday they got 3. 2 of them went to Lara Stalder.
Canadians score 4 times in 125 seconds
The opening third should give Swiss women something to think about. “Keep zero as possible,” coach Colin Muller demanded of his players as his team suffered a painfully high 1:12 defeat against Canada in the preliminary round. But in reality the Swiss did not succeed in doing this.
In the 8th minute, the Canadian team broke the Swiss defense for the first time. and added 3 more hits within 125 seconds. Goalkeeper Andrea Brandly then vacated his position and made room for Saskia Maurer. The Emmentaler was soon defeated. At the same time, she was able to make her own identity many times. An important sign to his comrades, which had no effect.
Swiss women hold themselves
The last goal in the first third was the Swiss, as did the first goal in the middle section. After half an hour Stelder scored the third Swiss goal to make it 3:7. The women from Lucerne, who are engaged in Sweden, scored like 1:5 in the power play. 2:5 by Alina Muller was preceded by an exemplary counterattack.
If the first third 1:5 was lost, it was 2:3 and 0:2 in the following two sections. In contrast to defeats in the opening round, when every third clearly lost, the Swiss managed to react in the semi-finals.
Finns. Bronze game against
In the bronze medal match, the Swiss women will take on Finland on Wednesday afternoon (12:30 p.m.), who fought valiantly against longtime favorites the Americans in the second semi-final, but eventually lost 4-1. The Swiss will be able to compete with great confidence in the medal fight. In the group stage, the Müller team defeated the Scandinavians 3:2 for better efficiency.
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