Hockeyroos Victorious in Belgium
On Thursday the Hockeyroos competed in Brussels against the home team, Belgium at the World League Semi-Finals. The final result saw the Hockeyroos, Georgie Morgan score the one and only goal of the match in the twelfth minute, seeing Australia to its second victory of the tournament. It was a fast-paced match with both teams coming out firing.
Belgium was strong competition, fighting to level the game with two attempts at the goal soon after Australia put their first points on the board. However, Australia’s Rachael Lynch (Captain and Goal Keeper) produced two remarkable saves keeping Belgium at bay.
28 minutes in Belgium were awarded another chance to equal the score with a penalty corner, but the Hockeyroos strong team defence avoided the equaliser goal. Throughout the game, Belgium saw two more penalty corner opportunities in the third and fourth quarter. Australia was able to hold them out due to strong defence from Edwina Bone and a wide shot from Belgium.
The Hockeyroos defence helped them secure a 1- nil win, an important achievement as stated by head coach Paul Gaudoin. Gaudion said “I think we improved from yesterday which was fantastic, but we still have to have a better understanding of the stage of the game and how to play in those situations. We’ll do a fair bit of work on that in the next 48 hours.”
New Zealand 2
The following weekend saw the Hockeyroos take on New Zealand and Spain. With an unfortunate loss 2 – nil to New Zealand, they came away with a much needed win 4 -1 against Spain seeing Australia into the quarter finals this Thursday, 29 June.
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