"Marcianitas" triumph, hope to take fifth place in Japan

The Chilean women's roller hockey team defeated Germany with a score of 2-1 at the World Championships.

10 de Octubre de 2008 | 12:51 | ORBE

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SANTIAGO.- Chile slammed Germany by a score of 2-1 early this morning during a match to define the fifth to eighth places of the IX Women's Roller Hockey World Championship in Yui Honjo, Japan.

The reigning world champions seemed to still be suffering from their surprising elimination from the tournament after losing to the United States (1-2), leading to a less confident defense that initailly gave the Germans an advantage.

Nevertheless, the match revealed the strength and talent of players Fernanda Urrea and Francisca Puertas, who helped to turn the scoreboard around and cement a victory for Chile that somewhat helps to mend the wound left from Wednesday's match.

Chile will now play for the fifth and sixth place this Saturday at 2:00PM local time in Japan (1:00AM Chilean time), against the French national squadron, who recently defeated England by a score of 8-0.

Meanwhile, the world title will be disputed by Portugal, who defeated the U.S. by a score of 9-1, and Spain, who triumphed over Argentina by 2-1,

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