VIS athlete Rowie Webster scored three goals in the Aussie Stingers’ 10-3 victory against China to claim bronze at the World League Water Polo Final in Shanghai on Saturday.
After a harrowing loss to Spain in the semi-finals, the Australian team bounced back to overcome China in front of their home crowd.
The Aussies got off to a convincing start, leading 8-3 against the home team at half time. They managed to retain momentum in the second half, as a solid defence kept the Chinese team goalless for the remainder of the match.
“We defended really well in the first quarter and our attack was really fluid in the first half,” Australian Team Head Coach Greg McFadden said.
“We were up 8-3 at half time and I was really pleased with the team’s performance.
“The second half while we only scored two goals, we were in complete control and it was a great hit out,” he said.
The match concluded a three-week international tour for the Aussie squad and it marked the last major tournament for the Stingers in the lead up to the Rio Olympic Games.
Australia is now scheduled to name its 13-person team for Rio in the coming weeks.