Monday, May 19, 2014

Australian hockey eves win Four Nations Tourney

Australian women’s hockey team settled for a 3-3 draw with Germany, which was enough for them to win the Four Nations Women’s Hockey Tournament in Bremen, Germany.

The Hockeyroos regrouped well after Tina Bachmann converted a penalty corner to give Germany the lead in the 5th minute. Emily Smith brought them back into the contest netting the equalizer in the 14th minute.

The black brigade regained the lead through Lydia Haase before the fourth ranked Aussies once evened things up close to half-time through Georgia Nanscawen.

Germany showed a lot of positive intent in the second half and again pulled ahead when Kristina Hillmann rattled the Australian cage. Germany looked to kill off the match with an insurance goal, but Australian eves never allowed that, sneaking a final minute goal from Georgie Parker to ensure a 3-3 draw.

The draw was enough for Australia to win the tourney on the basis of a better goal average. Australia had earlier beaten Japan 6-1 and England 4-2 in their first two games.

Germany had got the better of England 3-1 and Japan 1-0 in their earlier games.

England put it across Japan 2-0 to leave them winless with a wooden spoon.

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