31 July, 2022

B2022: Group stages complete – next stop: semi-finals!

Getting us underway in the first session, host nation England Women’s suffered a 8-13 defeat by Canada in their second game of the pool stages. With this result, England Women finish second in Pool A and will play Australia in the semi-final which takes place tomorrow (1st August).

Joy Haizelden commented:

“It was okay… we didn’t hit some of our shots that we normally make. I think we need to work on spacing the floor a little bit better. We made it through to the semi-finals so that’s all that matters – it’s about ‘survive and advance’!”

Later in the day, Northern Ireland Men had a huge win against Australia in front of a roaring crowd. The Team NI athletes took the victory 9-11 – a fantastic result for the team, but unfortunately the points difference was not enough to secure their place in the semi-final in their highly competitive pool. Team NI Men will play in the 5/6th place playoff.

Nathan McCabe commented:

“We came out putting everything into this game – we just worked together and just played as a team to win.”

Looking toward the semi-finals tomorrow, England Men won their pool 2/2 and will play Australia in the semi-finals. Scotland Women’s completed their pool stages yesterday, and their semi-final opponents were confirmed as Canada following the conclusion of Pool A today.

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