Published Fri 17 May 2024

The Ord Minnett Aussie Stingers have wrapped up their last game on home soil before the Paris Olympics with a dominant win, 18-3 against China.

The win sees the Ord Minnett Aussie Stingers take a clean sweep of the three test match series, after taking the cake in Sunday’s and Wednesday’s matches as well.

In the third and final game, the Ord Minnett Aussie Stingers lead from start to finish, Olympian Abby Andrews opening the scoring early for the home side.

At the quarter time break, the Ord Minnett Aussie Stingers held on to a 5-2 lead. By the half time break, the Ord Minnett Aussie Stingers extended their lead to 12-2.

Adding another four goals to their total in the third quarter, the Ord Minnett Aussie Stingers pushed their lead out to 16-3 at the three quarter time break.

Another two goals in the last quarter gave the Ord Minnett Aussie Stingers the upper hand, keeping their opponents scoreless in the final quarter to claim a 15-goal victory.

Set to make her Olympic debut in Paris in 70 days time, Queensland Alice Williams was the top scorer for the Ord Minnett Aussie Stingers with a massive six goals.

Williams said she couldn’t be happier to close out the series with a dominant win.

“We seemed to bounce back from the last game really well. We came out really hard and really strong, but we knew that they would as well,” Williams said.

“We’re pretty happy with that performance, and how we were able to keep the intensity from start to finish.

“We held true to what we wanted to achieve tonight, and that brought me into the goal scoring which was the game plan,” she said.

Williams said the series has been a great stepping stone towards the Paris Olympic Games, where they will play their first game against China on July 27.

“They’re obviously in our pool for the Olympics - so we wanted to come out fighting,” Williams said.

“We wanted to make them sweat, and I think we managed to do that across all three games,” she said.

The Ord Minnett Aussie Stingers will return to their home states, before coming back together in Brisbane for a final domestic camp.

“We’ll head home for a week still with a high intensity training load, and then we’ll have a camp in Queensland for 2.5 weeks before we fly out to Europe,” Williams said.

“We’re all pretty excited, it’s getting closer and closer every day,” she said.