The USA were too fit and fast for Australia, winning the World League Intercontinental Cup in Auckland with a 9-6 victory in the final.
With a suffocating defence the USA kept Australia’s outside shooters quiet, leaving the Australian coach to lament his team’s fitness and poor passing.
Australia’s big centre forward, Joe Kayes, was shut down inside and kept to just two goals, though he finished with 20, two behind Canada’s Nicolas Constantin-Bacari.
Japan won the bronze match 12-7 with an impressive half that saw them out score Kazakhstan 7-2, and Canada dominated New Zealand to win 12-6 and finish fifth.
One of the most exciting games was the battle to not finish last, Saudi Arabia beating New Zealand second side, 11-10.