Champions Trophy Game 1 & 2

We have played 2 games now and we are sitting at one and one. Yesterday we beat Germany in a great performance 2-0 but unfortunately couldn’t back it up today and went down to the Argies 1-0. It was a tight game and my first experience with the video ref. A goal was scored which was controversial so the umpires went to the 3rd umpire. It was very tense. The goal was not given. The team was all in pink today in support of the National Breast Cancer Foundation which looked so great. We all enjoyed doing something good for a great cause and the crowd all loved our uniforms.

Here is an action shot from the game showing off the kit.

Here is a link to the match write ups;

Game 1; Germany v Australia 0-2 (Saturday 11 July 2009)

Game 2; Australia v Argentina 0-1 (Sunday 12 July 2009)

We have a rest day tomorrow which we are all looking forward to after the two first tough matches.
Bye for now

Match 2: Germany v Australia 0-2 (Saturday 11 July 2009)

> Australia beat Germany for the first time in two years in CT competition.
> Australia’s last win over Germany before today, came in the first round of the 2007 CT (2-1).
> At the age of 19 years and 160 days Emily Hurtz became the third youngest Hockeyroo ever to score a Champions Trophy goal.
> Only Karen Smith (age 18 in 1987) and Casey Eastham (age 19 in 2008) were younger than Hurtz when they scored for Australia at the Champions Trophy.
> Madonna Blyth scored her fifth goal in CT history. Three of these goals have come against Germany.
> Megan Rivers record equalling scoring streak of 5 CT matches came to an end today. She shares the record with fellow countrywoman Jackie Pereira, who scored in 5 successive CT matches in 1987

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