Australia lose to Brazil in final day of preliminary round

MAdelaine McAffee of Australia pass, as a Brazilin defender block her path

Today was the last match of the Group B pool with 2013 Champions Brazil just above Australia on pool points. Brazil had a draw but was still seeking a win in the competition so far. Australia knew it would be a tough match but bringing the same work ethic they have been displaying all event so far.

Brazil started and built to 4:0 with Australia then getting on the board with a goal from Sally Potocki and then Ana Meded followed immediately after to make it 4:2. Brazil responded with another five. This became the pattern until half time with the score 15:5.

Brazil started the second half with two, responded to by Sally for Australia, Brzail another two and the Jessie Wood with her first international goal. Brazil built further and the half was 16:4, and the match total of 31:9.  

A highlight of the game for Australia was 100% success on 7m and fast break shots.

Scorers were Sally Potocki 7, Ana Meded and Jessie Wood 1.  

The team will now regroup and look forward to the President’s Cup’s round.

In the group that contained five previous world champions, this was defined as the toughest in the competition, and perhaps no surprise that the current World Champions, France were relegated to the President’s Cup instead of the Main round.