Proteas lose to Aussies at hockey World Cup
By Odette Ismail
28 September 2006
The South Africa women’s hockey team’s campaign at the World Cup got off to a bad start when they lost 1-0 to Australia yeterday in their opening match in Pool B.
The winning goal came from a deflection by Nicole Arrold just a minute before halftime. Although the team was under pressure they maintained a strong defence throughout the game.
South African Coach Jenny King said that the result of the game was half expected but that the aim was to frustrate the other team. South African midfielder Lesley-Ann George put in a great performance, keeping the Aussies on their toes but failing to put anything on the scoreboard.
The Proteas look forward to doing well in today’s match against South Korea.