The Czech Republic is the third semifinalist after a 11-4 victory over Poland, who took the lead, but could only keep up with the Czechs for one period.
Poland put up a good fight against the Czech Republic in the first period. With a quick opening goal Poland woke up the Czechs, who quickly answered with four goals within seven minutes. However, the Polish players showed great efficiency in their counter-attacks and managed to end the first period with 4-3.
4-0 victory in p2
In the second period, it was Martin Repkova who found the net three times and together with an early goal from Nela Jirakova, the Czech Republic managed to cruise themselves towards still waters with a 8-3 lead after forty minutes. Poland managed to get away from the Czech pressure with a few more counter-attacks, but it weren’t as many as in the first period, and they were definitely not as efficient.
Dreaming of a comeback
In the first minutes of the final period, Poland scored 8-4, but instead of the start of a comeback, this goal turned out to be Poland’s final goal. The Czechs found the net three more times, putting the final score at 11-4. Tomorrow, Switzerland will be the Czech Republic’s next opponent in the semifinal, while Poland faces Slovakia in the hunt for 5th place.