SHOWDOWN: Australia's Rowie Webster (right), throws the ball past Greece's Vasiliki Diamantopoulou, during their women's water polo Group D match.
SHOWDOWN: Australia's Rowie Webster (right), throws the ball past Greece's Vasiliki Diamantopoulou, during their women's water polo Group D match. Balazs Czagany

Stingers make a splash at water polo championships

THE Australian women's water polo team have lost their unbeaten record but they are still finals bound.

Having beaten Kazakhstan and Russia earlier this week, the Stingers finished the group stage of the world championships with an 11-8 defeat to Greece.

With the scores locked at 5-5 at halftime, Greece took advantage of a fading Australian team to claim victory.

Stingers coach Sakis Kechagias said his side were simply not good enough in the match.

"I think that we weren't good enough, especially in our defence," Stingers coach Sakis Kechagias said.

"Every day here is different, though some days are better than the others, so we are just going to move on, and give our best from now on."

The World No.4 Aussies will now face France in an elimination semi-final.

Keesja Gofers scored three goals in her 150th game for Australia.

News Corp Australia


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