The rookies showed just how much they can handle pressure and become a key factor in an event like this.
Christel Boeljon, the first Dutch to play the Solheim, surprised five-time LPGA champion Brittany Lincicome and defeated her 2-up.
Caroline Hedwall rescued a match that Ryan O'Toole was winning 2-up until 16. The Swede managed to win 17 and forced another hole of play.
The American faltered with her approach in 18 and sent the ball straight to the rough; Hedwall was safely on the green with a birdie opportunity.
Ryan bogeyed the hole, which resulted in half point for each team and the victory for the European squad.
Azahara Muñoz held off Angela Stanford, and like Hedwall, went to win her last two holes, to give her team another point, even when they had already secured the Cup, for a final 15-13 score.