It was a heartbreak for the German Women’s hockey team as they went down to Australia 3-1 in the penalty shoot-out in their debut match of the FIH Pro League 2019 in Hobart.

Speaking about the performance National coach Xavier Reckinger said he was disappointed with the results.

“Overall, I’m disappointed with the result, because we could have taken two more points here. But you can see that even small mistakes are punished and can bring in an unnecessary goal.” said Xavier

The Germans, playing their first match in the competition, had multiple shots in the last quarter but either missed the target or found Australian Goalkeeper Rachael Lynch blocking their path.

Xavier said, “Offensively we had more than enough chances, but the team was not calm enough in the end. We should have won the match.”