Roos finish Fourth

Australia have finished a disappointing fourth at the Champions Trophy women’s hockey tournament in London after being beaten to bronze by the USA in a sudden death shoot-out.

The Hockeyroos held the lead for the majority of the game after Mariah Williams opened the scoring with a field goal in the dying seconds of the first quarter.

And they extended their lead in the third term as Grace Stewart capped off a great run with a splendid strike.

However, USA got on the board in the 42nd minute as Katie Bam converted a penalty corner.

Bam then tied the score at 2-2 minutes before the final whistle as she knocked a field goal in to take the match to a shootout.

USA captain Melissa Gonzalez was the only player to score in the shootout.

The six-team event was the Hockeyroos last major tournament ahead of the Rio Olympics, and coach Adam Commens was disappointed with the result.

VIS athletes Georgia Nanscawen and Rachael Lynch were members of the Hockeyroos squad, and the tournament provided a special milestone for Rachael who played her 150th international match.

Photo credit: Ady Kerry

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