=== Australia wins gold in men's field hockey ===
 
 Athens, Greece (Sports Network) - Australia won its first ever Olympic gold
 medal in men's field hockey with a 2-1 golden goal victory over the Netherlands
 on Friday night.
 
 Aussie Jamie Dwyer fired home a penalty corner winner with the last play of the
 first period of golden goal extra time, ending an exciting match and giving his
 team a victory over the defending Olympic champions.
 
 Ronald Brouwer gave the Netherlands a 1-0 lead in the first half with a late
 goal, handing his team a lead it probably didn't deserve. The Aussies, who
 outplayed their opponent before the half, evened the score with Travis Brooks'
 goal in the first two minutes of the second.
 
 Dwyer set that play up, and later won the game by firing a shot through the
 legs of Dutch goalie Guus Vogels.
 
 "I can't put it in words how I am feeling right now about winning the gold
 medal," Dwyer said later. "I thank my mom and dad for putting so much money
 into me as a kid."
 
 Earlier Friday, Germany also needed extra time to beat Spain 4-3 in the bronze
 medal match. Bjoern Michel scored the game-winner in the 10th minute of golden
 goal extra time when he got on the end of a Tibor Weissenborn free hit from the
 right edge of the circle, deflecting it past Spain goalkeeper Bernardino
 Herrera.
 
 "It is very special for us that we won the medal," Michel said. "I cannot
 express my feelings. I am really happy we won the last game. An Olympic medal
 is a big thing."
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 08/27 16:35:16 ET

TWITTER FEEDS
©2014 The Sports Network. All Rights Reserved. home | terms of use | privacy policy | comments