|June 27th, 2013|
|16||Quarterfinal||3:00pm||AUS - USA||4 - 1 (4 - 1)||Final|
Australia – United States 4-1 (4-1 halftime)
Australia became the second top-seeded preliminary round team to make their way to the Investec World League tournament semi-final game. Thanks to a clear 4-1 win against four-seeded USA, Australia is guaranteed a top-four finish in the event.
Australia did most of its damage in their four-goal first half performance as the completely dominated the Americans. USA netted just one goal, a penalty corner marker from Rachael Dawson, but it would be one of the few times the Americans threatened the Australian net as the Hockeyroos were simply too strong today.
Emily Smith opened the scoring seven minutes into action, which Dawson had the answer to three minutes later. It would be the only time that the Hockeyroos would sweat the outcome during the match as they quickly retaliated with three unanswered goals to pull well ahead. Kellie White scored the go-ahead goal two minutes after the Dawson strike and from there Australia never looked back. A pair of penalty corner flicks three minutes apart from Karri McMahon and Jodie Schulz upped the lead to 4-1.
Despite many chances to do more damage, the Australians were content with the 4-1 lead and score
|June 27th, 2013 at 9:05 am||Anthems are finished and it's time to get down to business for quarterfinal #2 in London. USA vs. Australia starts now!|
|June 27th, 2013 at 9:05 am||Don't forget to check out the free live stream on the FIH You Tube page. And check out www.fih.ch for tournament info!|
|June 27th, 2013 at 9:13 am||Emily Smith gives the Hockeyroos the 1-0 lead five six minutes into action.|
|June 27th, 2013 at 9:15 am||Rachael Dawson evens the game at one with a penalty corner goal.|
|June 27th, 2013 at 9:18 am||The ping pong game continues - Kelly White scores the 2-1 goal for Australia|
|June 27th, 2013 at 9:30 am||After a video review McMahon's penalty corner goal stands and Australia takes a 3-1 lead|
|June 27th, 2013 at 9:45 am||Australia takes a clear 4-1 lead into the break. If this keeps up, they are semi-final bound here in London|
|June 27th, 2013 at 10:26 am||A yellow card to USA, it's a rough game for them, trailing 4-1 and now down a man.|
|June 27th, 2013 at 10:34 am||Australia earns a berth to the semi-final game here in London with a clear 4-1 win against the Americans|