NSW Blue was denied its second win of the Under 15 Australian Championships after a fourth-quarter equaliser from South Australia on Sunday morning at the Cooke Hockey Complex.
Blue had won its opening match of the competition on Friday with a 5-0 victory over Tasmania, before a 1-0 loss to Western Australia Black on Friday afternoon and a 3-1 loss to Victoria on Saturday.
On Sunday morning, NSW Blue had opened the scoring through Sienna Harvey in the third quarter, before Isabelle Hill just minutes into the final quarter. The scores would remain unchanged and finished 1-all.
While NSW Blue and Bathurst talent Macey Fulton was disappointed not to get the win, she did admit South Australia played well in defence.
"It would've been good if we won but I thought it was a really good game with SA," she said.
"They held us off really well, we just couldn't make use of all the opportunities in the circle. It was a good game overall. The SA girls did really well."
Fellow teammate and Bathurst's Tayla Grabham said the team was "unlucky".
"Our structure was good and we played well, we were just unlucky," she said.
"It was still good to get a point."
Cold conditions greeted players on Sunday, vastly different from the much warmer weather on the opening day of the championships on Friday, with Fulton believing some of her teammates weren't use to it as much as herself and Grabahm.
"It's much better to play in the cold then in the heat and I think we preferred the chill. I just don't think some of the far North Coast girls enjoyed it," she said.
NSW Blue will enjoy a rest day on Monday before returning to the field against Queensland Maroon on Tuesday.
Blue is currently in fourth in its pool, not enough to progress to the semi-finals.
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