Aussie Stingers fail to maintain unbeaten streak in loss to Spain


The Aussie Stingers failed to maintain their unbeaten streak at the Tokyo Olympics after suffering a 15-9 loss to Spain.

The Stingers fielded their strongest side against Spain, featuring experienced goalkeeper Lea Yanitsas.

Bronte Halligan opened up the scoring for Australia in the first quarter after sending the ball with speed directly at the keeper, who parried it into the net.

The two sides went goal for goal in the first quarter which ended 3-3.

Lea is goalkeeper at the Aussie Stingers. Photo: Balazs Czagany.

There was a goal-fest to kick off the second quarter with three goals scored in the first 90 seconds, including one from 20-year-old hot-shot Abby Andrews.

A Rowie Webster double prevented an increasing Spain lead as Australia finished the second quarter only one goal down.

Spain’s hot form continued into the third and fourth quarter with three goals in rapid succession, preventing another potential Stingers comeback win.

Back-to-back goals by Judith Forca sealed Australia’s fate, with the Stingers losing the match 15-9.

Despite Aussie goalkeeper Lea Yanitsas making crucial saves, she couldn’t stop the rockets sent by Bea Ortiz and Maica Godoy Garcia, who scored four and three goals respectively.

Spain fielded a handful of left-handed players unlike most teams this tournament, also playing 16-year-old Elena Ruiz Barril.

Spain’s Roser Tarragó also spent the 2019 season in Australia with the Drummoyne Devils.





By subscribing you accept our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.


Latest News

2035: The end of the Greek community of Australia as we know it (Part Two)

In our previous article we referred to the important year 2035, a milestone for the presence and evolution of Hellenism in Australia.

‘Poor Things’ costumes exhibition opens at Benaki Museum in Greece

Costumes from Giorgos Lanthimos' film "Poor Things" are featured in an exhibition inaugurated by Greek President Katerina Sakellaropoulou.

Meet Joanna Kalafatis: New Greek star of hit Netflix series ‘Maestro in Blue’

Joanna Kalafatis is a beautiful Greek woman with voluminous hair. However, as the saying goes, there’s a lot more than meets the eye.

Archaeologists in Crete mystified by 4000-year-old discovery

A recently discovered 4,000-year-old stone building in Crete is puzzling archaeologists and potentially delaying an airport project.

Greece ranks third among Mediterranean cruise destinations

Data from the Hellenic Ports Association (ELIME) show that Greek ports handled 7,003,150 passengers in 2023, up from 4,629,650 in 2022.

You May Also Like

George Tambassis to step down as National Pharmacy Guild President after seven years

After seven years as National President of the Pharmacy Guild of Australia, George Tambassis will be stepping down from his role at the end of this term to "encourage others to lead the organisation".

Greek Australian Nectarios Triantis signs with UK football club

Greek Australian Nectarios Triantis has completed his transfer to Sunderland AFC from Central Coast Mariners.

Cyprus wants halloumi to be exported to Australia duty-free

Cyprus' Agriculture Minister Petros Xenophontos said on Tuesday that halloumi cheese should be exported to Australia duty-free.