Israel makes U-19 debut in Scotland

EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND — Israel’s first-ever homegrown women’s national team made their debut on Wednesday at Peffermill Fields, suffering an 8-0 defeat to Finland at the official venue of the 2015 FIL U-19 Women’s World Cup.

While it was not the desired result for the Israelis, the match marks a historic first for the blue-and-white, who are represented by a group of young women who are almost entirely new to the game.

Israel is back in action on Thursday, meeting South Korea at 2:30 PM at Peffermill Fields.

Game stats:

-draws 1st half: 1, 2nd half: 2
-gbs: 1st: 3, 2nd: 10
-goalie: shots on: 1st half: 1, 2nd: 0; saves: 1st: 6, 2nd: 2
-goals: 1st half: 4 (#33, 13, 32, 51) 2nd: 4 (#33, 31 with assist from 27, 33, 54)
-draws: 1st: 4, 2nd: 3
-gbs: 1st: 4, 2nd: 7
-goalie: shots on: 1st: 15, 2nd: 9

Caps – Nikol Baglay, Jenna Baverman, Rotem Ben Zino, Serenah Cale, Gabriella Cheban, Sivan Gvili, Shirel Fresh, Lucy Hass, Shir Matzrafi, Shilat Ohayon, Talya Ozeri, Gal Peretz, Lilly Pollak, Genna Portner, Mikaella Rutenberg, Ilana Sunshine, Tahlee Yichye