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The Hockeyroos took down world number one, the Netherlands at the opener of the FIH Pro League on the weekend in Melbourne, their first win against the Dutch side since 2009.
November was a time for awards, retirements, tributes and excitement for the future, with some impressive results coming from debuting, returning and veteran Olympic sports.
It was wins all around for Australian sport over the weekend, with swimming, hockey, cycling, basketball, football and rugby each kicking goals in their respective fields.
After an early goal by Australia, the USA equalised in the 59th minute leaving the game to be decided by a shoot-out. With shoot-out experience on their side, the Hockeyroos ultimately took out third place 3 – 2 against the USA in the shoot-out.
The Hockeyroos teams have been announced for the trans-Tasman series and the International Festival of Hockey, both of which will take place this November.
The Australian women's hockey team were looking to do what their male teammates couldn't by making to the semi-finals of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The women’s hockey section of the 2016 Australian Olympic Team is hoping the fresh talent of 12 debutants will be the key to securing Olympic gold in Rio.