Game 10 (W): 10:50, Group B, AUSTRALIA 12 NEW ZEALAND 4

Shanghai 2011 - Water Polo Games Reports

Quarters: 3-0, 2-0, 4-2, 3-2

Referees: NI Shi Wei (CHN), Guy PINKER (RSA)

Extra Man: AUS: 0/2. NZL: 2/4

AUSTRALIA: Alicia McCORMACK, Gemma BEADSWORTH (1), Sophie SMITH, Rebecca RIPPON, Jane MORAN (1), Bronwen KNOX (2), Rowena WEBSTER (1), Kate GYNTHER (1), Glencora RALPH (3), Holly LINCOLN-SMITH (1), Melissa RIPPON (1), Nicola ZAGAME (1), Victoria BROWN. Head Coach: Greg McFADDEN.
NEW ZEALAND: Carina HARACHE, Emily COX, Kelly MASON (2), Danielle LEWIS, Amy LOGAN, Alexandra BOYD, Ashley SMALLFIELD (1), Lauren SIEPRATH, Johanna THEELEN, Casie BOWRY, Kirsten HUDSON (1), Alexandra MYLES, Brooke MILLAR. Head Coach: Eelco URI.

Australia bounced back from its three-goal loss to Canada on day one with a handy victory over New Zealand. New Zealand gained a win over Australia several years ago so proved useful competition and the Kiwis made the Aussie Stingers work for their goals. At 9-1 late in the third the game was well and truly over but New Zealand pulled one back through SMALLFIELD on extra to close the period. At 3-2 in the final quarter, the period flattered New Zealand more than Australia. New Zealand was forced into 17 errors compared to Australia’s nine turnovers. Australia’s shooting was wayward at times. RALPH had her shots on target three times but some easy shots went begging.
*The extra-man statistics do not reflect the true situation, Omega Timing recording only the shots taken and defended, not the steals or lack of shooting on extra. Australia actually scored one from seven on extra.