Argentina captures series with victory

Thursday March 22, 2012 by  

World No.2 Argentina defeated the Hockeyroos tonight 2-1 and with the victory, captured the series 1-0 after drawn results in the first two matches.

Captained by eight-time World Player of the Year Luciana Aymar, Argentina was too strong tonight against a tired Hockeyroos outfit.

Hockeyroos Head Coach Adam Commens said post game that the Hockeyroos were tired after a heavy training block during the series and “couldn’t keep up the intensity of the Argentineans after half time”. Read more

Hockeyroos grit their teeth to secure draw

Wednesday March 21, 2012 by  

The Hockeyroos and Argentina played out a 2-all draw tonight in the second of their three-match test series in Perth.

Hockeyroos Head Coach Adam Commens said, “it was an improved performance from the first game”.

A tight first half produced end-to-end hockey with both teams managing excellent scoring opportunities to no avail. The Hockeyroos forced 4 Penalty Corners in the first half, but were unable to convert with Penalty Corner Specialist Jodie Schulz not in the side for this series. Read more

Hockeyroos dominate, but fail to finish

Monday March 19, 2012 by  

The Hockeyroos failed to capitilise on seven penalty corners in their opening match against world number two, Argentina.

Hockeyroos Head Coach Adam Commens was disappointed with the teams conversion rate and said post-match, “Even though we came close, we’ll be looking to be more effective in the next two matches.”

Argentina, the 2012 Champions Trophy winners, were aways going to be tough competition for the Hockeyroos. Read more

Hockeyroos welcome Argentina

Friday March 16, 2012 by  

Perth will host the Hockeyroos next week in a three match Test Series against world number two Argentina.

The Hockeyroos will be looking to continue their solid 2012 form which recently saw the team defeat Korea 3-1 in a four match series, as well as secure victories over Germany, The Netherlands and Japan in January earlier this year.

The three match series will provide excellent game time for the group against a world class outfit who will be a definite medal contender at the London Olympic Games. High quality matches leading up to the London games are an invaluable experience and preparation tool for both the players and coaches in determining the best combinations for London. Read more

Hockeyroos gain momentum with Series win

Saturday March 10, 2012 by  

The Hockeyroos finished their four-match Series against Korea in style tonight with a 3-1 victory at Perth Hockey Stadium.

The Koreans began the game with a strong purpose after being beaten 5-0 in their previous two affairs. Hockeyroos Head Coach Adam Commens said, “it was a very scrappy performance tonight, but it was good to get a win”.

Both sides produced an exciting, physical brand of hockey in the first half with the Hockeyroos converting their best chance late through a brilliant field goal by Casey Eastham in the 33rd minute. It was a welcome return for Casey Eastham who was unavailable to oplay yesterday with a slight injury. The Hockeyroos hung on to their one goal lead until the half time siren sung. Read more

Hockeyroos shine against Korea

Friday March 9, 2012 by  

The Hockeyroos continued their excellent 2012 form tonight with another 5-0 victory over World Number Eight, Korea at Perth Hockey Stadium. The players proved their was no hangover from a similar drubbing of Korea on Wednesday this week.

The inclusion of Hockeyroos debutant Jordyn Holzberger brought great excitement to the group. Head Coach Adam Commens said pre-game that, “Jordyn has been training very well since the beginning of the year and through excellent performances in intra-club matches, we feel that she deserves an opportunity.

“She is a promising player for the Hockeyroos.” Holzberger’s selection came at the cost, with Casey Eastham suffering a minor injury. Commens said Casey is suffering from a “slight injury which opens up the door for Jordyn”. Read more

Hockeyroos dominate Korea

Wednesday March 7, 2012 by  

The Hockeyroos turned around their poor performance from yesterday with a 5-0 drubbing of World Number Eight, Korea at Shenton Park this evening.

Hockeyroos Head Coach Adam Commens said, “it was a much improved performance on yesterday. We created a lot of chances today and the result was justified.”

The match began at a frantic pace with the Hockeyroos attempting to undo their poor showing yesterday. The Hockeyroos got off to an ideal start with a field goal to Casey Eastham in the 5th minute of the match, coming from a brilliant cross from young gun Emily Smith. Read more

Hockeyroos succumb to Korean pressure

Tuesday March 6, 2012 by  

The Hockeyroos were defeated by World Number Eight Korea this evening in the opening match of their Four Match Series. A supportive crowd turned out to watch the Hockeyroos in their first hit-out on the replica Olympic Games blue pitch.

The Hockeyroos began the match brightly with two excellent opportunities in the opening minutes through Megan Rivers and Hope Munro. The Koreans fought back quickly opening up the scoring with a great field goal in the fifth minute through Kim Jong Eun.

The 38 degree weather did not hinder the players endeavour and determination at the ball. The match was played at a frenetic pace which suited Korea early who managed to control the ball better in the first 10 minutes. Read more