24 October 2023 | in University World Cup Football
Victorine Kotembedouno boots home University of Kindia’s second goal but it wasn’t enough to overcome the initial 3-0 lead built up by Goethe University of Frankfurt.
Goethe University of Frankfurt (GUF) from Germany took on University of Kindia (UK) from Guinea with both teams seeking their first tournament wins. GUF got out to an early lead on a goal from Luisa Schollmeyer in the 16th minute off a pass across the face of goal that she deposited home. Off a rebound in front of goal, Naoille Katawouri made it 2-0 eleven minutes later, and shortly after it was 3-0 as Marie Fries softly deflected a free kick that came in from near the sideline. However, UK got stronger as the match went on getting a goal in the 61st minute off a penalty kick from Marie Camara and another in the 86th off some stellar work by Mamet Camara that set up a skillful right foot finish by Victorine Kotembedouno. A few turnovers in stoppage time provided UK some opportunities to tie but they were unable to get the equaliser as they fell 3-2 in Group A competition.
Beijing Normal University teammates celebrate the ultimate game winning goal from #17 Guo XixiBeijing Normal University (BNU) looked to follow up their 11-1 thrashing of Goethe University of Frankfurt as they took on University of Sydney (USYD). USYD opened the scoring 25 minutes in off a free kick delivered from well out that was headed home by Amelia Feeney. From there, however, it was all BNU. They generated numerous first half chances before finally scoring in the 45th minute following a corner kick to the goal area that bounced around in traffic before hitting the cross bar and being tapped home by Yu Fan. The unrelenting pressure continued from BNU as they got an early goal six minutes into the second half from a long free kick initially stopped before a poor clear put the ball on the foot of Guo Xixi who chipped it to the top left corner. Zou Mengyao got the insurance marker with 19 minutes remaining off a beautiful initial pass that floated over USYD keeper Chelsea Hromek.
Ploychompoo Somnuek (in green) led College of Asian Scholars with three goals en route to a 5-0 victory.
In a group B match dominated by the College of Asian Scholars (CAS) from Thailand, it was two women who took full control for them in their 5-0 win over Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University (UDPU) of Ukraine. Ploychompoo Somnuek led the way with a hat trick including a blistering strike from distance that met the top, right corner. She was set up on two goals by teammate Kanyanat Chetthabutr, who also score on herself on a 73rd minute penalty kick. With the win, CAS have evened their record at one win and one loss, while UDPU fell to 0-2.
Paulista University teammates Diovanna Dos Santos Porto Araujo (#2) and Mayara Cristina Souza Dos Santos (#3) celebrate after the match’s lone goal.The other match of the day saw 2019 runners up Paulista University from Brazil improve to two wins and no losses with a close fought, 1-0 win over the French side Université de Bordeaux. Paulista has yet to give up a goal having knocked off College of Asian Scholars 3-0 on the opening day of the women’s tournament. Bordeaux, meanwhile, saw their Group B record fall to 1-1 after winning their opener in another tight fought match 1-0 over Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University.
Results of the Day:
Goethe University of Frankfurt (GER) – University of Kindia (GUI) 3-2 (3-0)
Schollmeyer (16’, 1-0), Katawouri (27’, 2-0), Fries (34’, 3-0), Marie Camara (61’ PK, 3-1), Kotembedouno (86’, 3-2)
Beijing Normal University (CHN) – University of Sydney (AUS) 3-1 (1-1)
Feeney (25’, 0-1); Yu (45’, 1-1), Guo (51’, 2-1), Zou (71’, 3-1)
Pavlo Tychyna Uman State Pedagogical University (UKR) – College of Asian Scholars (THA) 0:5 (0:3)
Ngok-Wong (10’, 0-1), Somnuek (20’, 0-2), Somnuek (43’, 0-3), Somnuek (54’, 0-4), Chetthabutr (73’ PK, 0-5)
Paulista University (BRA) – Université de Bordeaux (FRA) 1-0
Written by Doug McLean