The Hockeyroos have continued their dominance over world number 4 team China during their 6 test series, recording a massive 8-1 win over China in game five of the series overnight in Perth.
The Hockeyroos have been in tremendous form throughout the entire series, winning four of the five games and drawing once, giving them confidence that they are on the right track as the London Olympics approaches.
Penalty corner specialist Jodie Schulz was again a key for the Hockeyroos, continuing her purple patch of form and scoring four goals during the win.
The goal fest was a welcomed signed for the Hockeyroos, having not scored eight goals or more since April 2010 against Malaysia at the World Cup Qualifiers.
The Hockeyroos made the best possible start to the game, with Schulz and captain Madonna Blyth scoring a goal each within the first nine minutes to set up a dominant lead.
Goals were harder to come by for the remainder of the first half, but young defender Anna Flanagan was able to give the team momentum leading into the half time break, converting another penalty corner goal just before the end of the half.
Schulz picked things up right where she left off early in the second half, converting another penalty corner only three minutes after half time.
When Kellie White converted Australia’s fourth goal only three minutes later to make it 5-0, the Hockeyroos continued to play with confidence and were determined to play out the full 70 minutes.
Two more goals to Schulz followed by a field goal to striker Georgia Nanscawen made it 8-0 with ten minutes remaining.
China was able to claw one goal back in the dying minutes but the damage was already done, with the Hockeyroos emerging as deserved winners.
The final game of the series will be played tonight in Perth.
Hockeyroos 8 China 1 (3-0 half time)
Goals – Aus Jodie Schulz 5m PC/ 38m PC/ 44m PS/ 59m PC, Aus Madonna Blyth 9m FG, Aus Anna Flanagan 35m PC, Aus Kellie White 41m FG, Aus Georgia Nanscawen 57m FG, Chn Qingling Song 67m FG
Hockey Australia media release
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