Namibias inline hockey team draws against Australia
09 Feb 2018 10:20am
WINDHOEK, 09 FEB (NAMPA) The Namibia womens inline hockey team collected their first point on Thursday morning at the Indoor Hockey World Cup currently underway in Berlin, Germany.
The Namibian team is in Pool B alongside host nation Germany, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Australia and Russia.
Ahead of their first point at the competition, the Namibian team lost their opening game 2-6 against Czech Republic on Wednesday morning and went on to lose 0-12 in their second game at the tournament on Wednesday night against Germany, at the Max-Schmeling-Halle.
In their third game on Thursday morning, the Namibian ladies gave a great performance after coming from behind twice to level the scores against Australia.
According to information provided on the International Hockey Federation (FIH) website, Namibia only took the lead in the 28th minute when their star player on the day, Kiana Che Cormack scored her third goal in the match to put Namibia ahead for the first time.
It only took a minute for Australia to level the score through Shelley Watson, who scored in the 29th minute.
With their first point at the tournament after their 3-3 draw against Australia, the Namibian team is now fifth on the log of six teams with a single point. Russia is bottom of the pool with zero points from their three games played thus far.
Germany is top of the pool with nine points while Czech Republic is second levelled on six points with third on the log, Ukraine.
Australia is fourth on the log with four points.