Action from a previous meeting between USA and Australia
Action from a previous meeting between USA and Australia
(Photo: FIH / USFHA / Wally Nell)
The Hockeyroos have begun their 2012 London Olympic Games campaign with a 2-0 series win against the USA in San Diego.

Game 4 of the series saw the Hockeyroos defeat the USA 1-0. Similarly to game 3, the Hockeyroos begun sluggishly. It took 20 minutes into the game before the Hockeyroos settled and begun playing attacking hockey, pressuring the USA defence with 10 circle penetrations and 6 shots on goal. The Hockeyroos secured the breakthrough only seconds before half time through a well-executed shot on goal by Megan Rivers from the far post.

After holding a 1-0 lead at half time, the Hockeyroos came out firing in the second half playing an exciting brand of hockey and shutting out the USA forwards who could only manage 2 shots on goal for the half. In response, the Hockeyroos' dominance forced 15 circle penetrations which resulted in 13 shots on goal. The Hockeyroos couldn't manage to hit the scoreboard again with big chances from Casey Eastham and Emily Hurtz being brilliantly saved by the USA goalkeeper.

Hockeyroos Head Coach Adam Commens said it was a good performance by the team in the final match to win the series.

Goal Scorers Tally
1 - Megan Rivers
1 - Kellie White
1 - Georgia Nanscawen
1 - Claire Messent
1 - Emily Smith

The Hockeyroos now depart the USA en route to Argentina where they play two matches against the Netherlands, and one match against Germany and Japan starting on the 22nd of February.

Hockeyroos 1 defeat USA 0 (Half Time 1-0)

Remaining Match Fixture: Argentina Tour

 

 

January 22

Hockeyroos vs Netherlands

Buenos Aires, Argentina

January 23

Hockeyroos vs Netherlands

Buenos Aires, Argentina

January 25

Hockeyroos vs Germany

Rosario, Argentina

January 26

Hockeyroos vs Japan

Rosario, Argentina

Hockey Australia media release