Aussie Men’s Juniors Finish 11th at World Championships

The Aussie Men’s junior team finished off their World Junior Championships campaign with a convincing 14-3 victory over China in the playoff for 11th and 12th position.

Australia turned around the disappointing loss to Russia yesterday starting strongly getting out to an 8-1 halftime lead. The victory was built on a clean-sheet first quarter and a 5-1 burst in the second. Australia controlled the back pool throughout the first half and found the space for open shots.

In the third quarter, China matched the Aussies with the Aussie boys finishing the tournament with a strong last quarter with 5 unanswered goals

AUSTRALIA: Nicholas Porter, Samuel Nangle, Adam Hall, Nicholas Elphick (2), Timothy Putt, Nicholas Hallam (2), Hugh Anstey (1), Rhys Holden, Christian Kyriakou, Lachlan Vos (2), Charles Negus (3), Conor Wolohan (4), Damian Williams. Head Coach: Andrei Kovalenko.

CHINA: JunJing Wang, BeiYu Wang (2), JinPeng Zhang, YuTian Wang, XingMeng He, RongKun Lie, Yi Lu (1), YingYi Gao, XuLiang Zhang, DingSong Shen, Chi Liao, Boren Shi, LinFeng Li. Head Coach: Jie Shen.

RESULTS

CLASIFICATION 11-12, AUSTRALIA 14 CHINA 3

Quarters: 3-0, 5-1, 1-2, 5-0

Extra Man: AUS: 3/3. CHN: 1/4.

CLASSIFICATION 9-12, AUSTRALIA 8 RUSSIA 11

Quarters: 1-3, 3-3, 3-1, 1-4

Penalties: AUS: 1/1. RUS: 1/2

Extra Man: AUS: 1/6. RUS: 8/14

CROSSOVER GAME, AUSTRALIA 5 MONTENEGRO 16 

Quarters: 1-4, 2-4, 1-3, 1-5

Extra Man: AUS: 4/12. MNE: 7/14.

GAME 4, GROUP C, AUSTRALIA 2 SERBIA 11

Quarters: 2-2, 0-2, 0-5, 0-2

Extra Man: SRB: 1/5. AUS: 1/8.

GAME 3, GROUP C, AUSTRALIA 14 ARGENTINA 5

Quarters: 3-2, 4-1, 3-0, 4-2

Penalties: AUS: 1/1.

Extra Man: AUS: 3/11. ARG: 2/7

GAME 2, GROUP C, AUSTRALIA 13 NEW ZEALAND 3

Quarters: 4-0, 2-2, 2-1, 5-0

Penalties: AUS: 1/2.

Extra Man: AUS: 0/2.NZL: 0/5.

GAME 1, GROUP C, AUSTRALIA 14 CHINA 4

Quarters: 4-0, 3-2, 2-2, 5-0

Penalties: AUS: 2/2.

Extra Man: AUS: 2/4. CHN: 0/3.