The Australian women’s water polo team needed penalties to overcome a spirited Canadian team in their minor placing match.
The Stingers came into the match bitterly disappointed having narrowly missed out on a semi-final spot against the USA, instead they faced Canada in the first of the minor placing matches.
The Canadians took an early lead but were pegged back by the Australians in a tit for tat match where there were never more than two goals in it. The match was so close that each of the second, third and fourth quarters finished tied.
With the scores level, the teams entered a penalty shootout. The Australian players rallied and held their nerve to score all four of their penalties, whilst the Canadian’s missed two.
The result means that the Stingers progress through to the 5/6 place playoff against the Netherlands on Saturday at 12pm AEST.
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