Olympic Field Hockey Day 9: Germany, Australia Make the Semis

Alex Hendrickx scored two of Belgium's goals in a quarterfinal win

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Germany 3, Argentina 1: Germany whacked three goals -- one in the second quarter, two in the third -- before Argentina managed to get on the scoreboard with a lone goal in the fourth quarter. Defender Lukas Windfeder was the star of the show, kicking goals at 19 minutes and then 48 minutes into the match; between them, Timm Herzbruch scored at the 40 minute mark. The victory propelled Germany to become the first team into the semifinals.

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Australia 2 (3), Netherlands 2: Australia squeaked past the Netherlands to earn a semifinal spot, advancing via penalty shoot-out. Though the Netherlands scored first, TJ Wickham's two subsequent goals put Australia ahead for most of the match -- but weren't enough to keep the team from overtime: Dutch substitute Jeroen Hertzberger nailed one at the 50 minute mark to even the score, 2-2. The penalty shoot-out proved less than dramatic, as Australia's Blake Govers, Flynn Ogilvie, and Tim Brand scored 1, 2, 3 -- while the Netherlands couldn't land a single shot. 

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Belgium 3, Spain 1: Belgium stayed unbeaten in Japan by taking care of Pool B's fourth-place side with relative ease. Alex Hendrickx scored two goals and Tom Boon also found the goal to drive the Belgians into a semifinal meeting with either India or Great Britain.

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India 3, Great Britain 1: India scored goals in the first and second quarters to surge to a 2-0 lead over Great Britain and held on for a 3-1 victory in the final quarterfinal match of the day. Gurjant Singh, Hardik Singh and Dilpreet Singh scored for India. Britain’s lone goal came on a penalty corner by Samuel Ward in the third quarter. Great Britain out-shot India 11-6.

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