Ireland handed Hong Kong, China its first loss in Towson, 12-11, in overtime in one of the games of the championship so far.
Ireland led 8-6 heading into the fourth quarter, but Hong Kong scored four unanswered goals to take a two-goal lead in the fourth quarter. Trailing two with 3:45 to play, Ireland staged a furious comeback that ended with a dramatic free position shot from Cliodhna Kerr with seven seconds remaining.
Kerr went on to score the winner just 54 seconds into overtime on a pass from Margaret Egan. Kerr scored the last three goals of the game to finish with six, while Egan ended with seven assists, the most in a game in the championship.
Ireland and Hong Kong both improved to 2-1, but with a head-to-head tiebreaker, Ireland stands in second place in Pool D behind New Zealand, who is 3-0. Hong Kong will face New Zealand while Ireland will face Austria on what is shaping up to be a dramatic final day of pool play on Monday.