SA Make 5 Goal Comeback against the Aussies in Youth Olympic Games

Thu, 21/08/2014 - 09:24

In the biggest upset in the Hockey 5's tournament at the 2nd Youth Olympic Games, South Africa miraculously recovered from a five-goal first-half deficit against Australia to win 6-5 at the Youth Olympic Games sports park on Tuesday.

Defending champions Australia dominated in the first period. Mackenzie Warne (AUS) scored two goals, with Corey Weyer (AUS) and Alec Rasmussen (AUS) netting one a piece.

The result seemed like a foregone conclusion after Weyer added another for Australia in the second period, but South Africa had other plans.

Luke Schooling (RSA), Ryan Crowe (RSA) and Tevin Kok (RSA) scored two goals each in quick succession to hand a shocked Australia its first defeat in the history of the YOG.

Day 1 Round up

Germany’s horror run in the YOG continued, losing 6-2 to a strong Pakistan in the second men’s match of the day. Mubashar ALI (PAK) sounded the boards twice for Pakistan. Zahid MALIK (PAK), Bilal MAHMOOD (PAK), Shan IRSHAD (PAK), and Muhammad ATIQ (PAK) scored one apiece.

In other men’s results, Canada defeated Bangladesh 4-1 and Mexico was too strong for Zambia, winning 6-2. Netherlands crushed Japan 12-1 in the first match of the women’s competition on Tuesday.

Michelle Fillet (NED) and Marijn Veen (NED) scored hat-tricks for the defending champions and Carmen Wijsman, Frederique Matla, and Maxime Kershtholt two-goals each. While New Zealand undid Germany 4-1 in the second pool match of the day. Ella Brown scored two goals for New Zealand and captain Catherine Tinning (NZL) and Amy Robinson (NZL) added one a piece.

In other games in the women’s competition, Uruguay crushed Zambia 7-1 and South Africa defeated Fiji 8-2.

Player School Province
Cody Van Wyk Grey High Eastern Province
Garth Turner Bishops WP
Jacques Bleeker Westville KZN Coastal
Luke Schooling SACS WP
Matthew Martins Fairmont WP
Nqobili Ntuli Kearsney KZN Coastal
Sbongumenzi Dlungwana Maritzburg College KZN Inland
Ryan Crowe Wynberg WP
Tevin Kok Maritzburg College KZN inland




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