Peris scores first for Hockeyroos

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NTIS Hockey athlete Brooke Peris scored the first goal for Australia in their 3-1 win against Germany.

Strikes from Australian forwards Brooke Peris and Georgie Parker alongside a penalty corner drag flick from Georgina Morgan helped the Hockeyroos to secure their first 3-1 victory over Germany at the TPG International Tri-Series in Singapore on Thursday night, the 21st of January.

In a productive first half, Northern Territory's Brooke Peris opened the scoring for the Hockeyroos with an on-target strike at the 10th minute mark. Quickly retaliating four minutes later, Germany responded well to Australia’s opening goal with a successful penalty corner opportunity taken by Marie Mavers.

Experienced Australian forward Georgie Parker was well positioned in the circle during the 18th minute. Making contact with the ball, Parker quickly found the back of the net and awarded Australia a second goal in order to break the deadlock 2-1. Setting up Australia’s penalty corner battery after the halftime break, Georgina Morgan’s powerful drag flick broke through the German defence, adding to the Hockeyroos' tally 3-1 and securing their first victory of the series.

Pleased with an improved performance off the back of their previous match against the Netherlands, Head Coach Adam Commens said, “It was a much improved performance tonight, obviously the Dutch are the benchmark and Germany are an improving nation, however, tonight our pressure on the ball was excellent and our ability to go direct and create goal scoring opportunities was also very positive. It’s a thoroughly deserved win for our team.”

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