Tuesday, September 13
Australia A (2) vs. Canada (1)
Tuesday’s match at Rutledge Field was exciting, but ultimately disappointing for Team Canada.
Australia pressed hard in the first six minutes of the match, earning six penalty corners. Canada held strong through the pressure, with Antoni Kindler making big saves to keep the score 0 – 0. Australia pressed Canada at every opportunity, making it difficult for Canada to get the ball out of their end. Gubbar Singh had several breakaway solo runs into Australia’s side, but the Aussies held strong.
After a scoreless first half, Dave Jameson opened the second half with a goal for Canada at the 32 minute mark. Australia was eager to respond and Canada remained under intense pressure for the remainder of the match. After a solid save by Kindler, the Aussies managed to tie the game off of a penalty corner drag flick with five minutes left to play. Three minutes later Australia almost scored again, but narrowly missed the far post. Australia’s unrelenting pressure finally took its toll. With only seven seconds on the clock, Australia scored. This was a very disappointing 1 – 2 loss for Team Canada.
They will look to come out strong in the final match of the CANgaroo Clash on Thursday at 7:00pm.
Find photos of the match on our Facebook Album
DNP: D. Carter, A. Froese, R. Hildreth