The Commonwealth Games gold was settled in dramatic circumstances, with the Australian’s defeating
Rivers, a Sydney University Bachelor of Applied Science graduate and hockey Blue, had a fantastic tournament, scoring goals in
For Hurtz, a former Sydney University Elite Athlete Program Member and former student, the tournament was bitter sweet. Hurtz started the tournament off brightly, scoring four goals in the first three games, before a serious shoulder injury against
Despite the setback of losing one of their star strikers, the Australians remained undefeated during the group stages – defeating
When the Hockeyroos scored with 12 minutes left in the gold medal game to lead 2-1 they looked assured of victory. However,
Goalkeeper Rachael Lynch was the difference for Australia during the shoot-out, saving one shot and forcing another to miss the target altogether, before Australian first-half scorer Nicole Arrold stepped up to put away the gold-winning penalty.
The gold medal was