The Aussie Stingers got their FINA World League Intercontinental Cup campaign off to a flying start overnight, with a convincing 28-3 win against Argentina.
Fittingly on International Women’s Day, four women made their international debut for the Aussie Stingers – including the NSW Institute of Sport’s Brooke McClean, and Sienna Hearn.
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The Aussie Stingers started the game strong, outscoring Argentina 7-1 in the first quarter. Managing to hold their opponents to zero scores in both the second and third quarters, the Aussie Stingers powered home to claim a 25-goal win.
Team NSWIS athlete Bronte Halligan was the top goal scorer of the game for the Stingers, with an impressive six goals of her own.
Bronte said she was proud of her side for getting some points on the board early in the tournament.
“It was a really good start to our tournament – we had four debutantes and it was amazing to see them get in there and give it their best shot,” she said.
“It was a great win, great teamwork, great communication and we had great fun”.
The Aussie Stingers will face Canada tomorrow, having last played against them at the Tokyo Olympic Games.
“Tomorrow is a game against Canada, and it’s going to be a big game,” Bronte said,
“The last time we saw them was at the [Tokyo] Olympics. They have a few fresh faces, and a few old ones, so it will be really interesting to see what they’re like in this [Olympic] cycle,” she said.
The Aussie Stingers will play Canada on Wednesday 9 March at 4.30am AEDT.
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