Queensland has made a clean sweep of the 2013 Australian Hockey League, taking out the Grand Final matches of both the Men’s and Women’s competitions in a thrilling conclusion to the premier tournament this afternoon.
In the Women’s Grand Final, the Queensland Scorchers went up against Western Australia in a nail-biting match, with both sides playing a tight game of end-to-end hockey.
With neither side able to put a point on the scoreboard, the match went to a penalty shoot out, which saw Queensland’s Jodie Schultz and Ashlea Fey score the crucial and only points of the match to lead Queensland to a 2-0 victory.
Congratulations must go to the Scorchers’ goal keeper, Audrey Smith, who played an exceptional game for her team.
In the Men’s Grand Final, the Queensland Blades took on Victoria in a match that saw the Blades outnumber the ball carrier and apply pressure to overwhelm the Vikings game.
Five-time World Hockey player of the year Jamie Dwyer stepped up to score the first goal of the match for Queensland, however the Victorians quickly leveled with a point of their own.
Queensland’s Liam De Young and Jason Wilson each also put a point on the board for the Blades, and with no further goals from Victoria, the ever-impressive Blades won the match and the overall tournament with the final score of 3-1.
2013 marks the second consecutive year that the talented Queensland Blades have been awarded the Australian Hockey League Championship Cup.
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