Spain women’s hockey team staged a brilliant comeback in the FIH women’s hockey series final in Valencia and defeated Canada women’s hockey team 4-2 on Thursday. Spain had played a 1-1 draw with Canada in the opening match.
Spain rode on goals through Marta Segu (8th), Clara Ycart (13th), Lola Riera (20th) and Carmen Cano (33rd).
Sara McManus (11th) & Brienne Stairs (17th) scored for Canada.
This result obviously has no effect on their Olympic Qualifier berth since both teams have already secured their spot.
Canada were able to score a whooping 30 goals in the tournament,while Spain scored 25 goals in the tournament.
This finish also means that Canada and Spain’s FIH World Rankings will significantly move up once they are announced.
Spain Head Coach Adrian Lock said he was extremely happy that the team grew into the game.
“We take away a lot of things from this tournament. Playing well isn’t always the most important thing, it is about being in the game from start to finish and keep going whatever happens.” Adrian said.
The top goal scorer award was won by Brienne Stairs of Canada, who scored a total of 8 goals while Georgina Oliva of Spain won the Best Player of the tournament award.