Australia Wins First Women's Game
Australia has won the first game of the Women's Open division at the 2013 Super Trans Tasman Series, taking a 6-3 win.
Australia was on the scoreboard early when Marikki Watego scored on the wing for Australia in the sixth minute to give her side a one touchdown advantage, 1-0.
It wasn’t until the 16th minute that the next touchdown was scored, when Australia’s Leah Percy set up Kirsty Quince to score in the 16th minute, giving Australia a two touchdown lead, 2-0.
New Zealand were determined to make the scoreboard by half-time and it was Niall Williams who did so, diving for the line and rolling over to bridge the gap to one touchdown, 2-1, which remained the score at the half-time break.
Australia didn’t waste any opportunities early in the second half, with Ash Quinlan scoring in the opening set of the half to take a 3-1 lead.
When Quince got her second touchdown of the match five minutes in the Aussies had a three touchdown lead and when Quinlan set up her captain Louise Winchester two minutes later the Australians had a handy 5-1 lead.
New Zealand’s Kristina Sue got her side back in the game six minutes later when she score a touchdown to bring the score to 5-2.
Australia weren’t finished yet, with Watego scoring her second touchdown of the game to extend her side’s lead to four with six minutes remaining.
New Zealand’s Coral Winiata scored with five minutes to go for New Zealand, with the game finishing with a three touchdown advantage to Australia, 6-3.