Bronte Halligan attempts to throw the ball while being marked by a Hungarian defender in Game 3 of the 2024 World Championships.


The Aussie Stingers left it all in the pool in their final group match of the 2024 World Aquatics Championships against rival team, Hungary.

Aiming to finish top of their group, the Aussies fought till the end of the competitive match, ultimately going down to their relentless Hungarian rivals 13-9.

The Aussie Stingers struck first, with NSW Institute of Sport (NSWIS) athlete Bronte Halligan aiming low and left from 5 meters out.

The Stingers contained the scoreline in the first two quarters, with a last minute cross-cage shot from NSWIS athlete Zoe Arancini closing the halftime gap to 5-8 in favour of the Europeans.

Two power play goals followed by a direct foul goal scored by Hungary in the third quarter set the opposing team up for success.

Another two goals in the final quarter sealed the deal for the Tokyo 2020 Bronze medallists, despite the Aussie Stingers scoring another three of their own.

The Aussie Stingers will now play Great Britain in their first round of 16 game on Sunday at 1:30AM AEDT, LIVE and FREE on 9Now.

AUSTRALIA: 1. Gabi Palm; 2. Keesja Gofers; 3. Sienna Hearn (1); 4. Bronte Halligan (1); 6. Abby Andrews; 7. Charlize Andrews (1); 8. Sofie Pontre; 9. Zoe Arancini (1); 10. Alice Williams (3); 11. Tilly Kearns (2); 14. Sienna Green; 15. Dani Jackovich 

Article and image courtesy of Water Polo Australia

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