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Bath stars pick up hockey medals
Team GB's women
Team GB's women beat Australia 3-2 in the Youth Olympic Games final

University of Bath hockey players Harriet Pearce and Lewis Prosser have picked up medals at the Australian Youth Olympic Games.

Pearce played a crucial role in helping Team GB's women to win gold by scoring a vital goal in the 3-2 win over the host nation.

Prosser returns home with a bronze medal following victory over Malaysia in the third place play-off.

Team GB's women were aiming to retain their title on entering the final.

Trailing 1-0 for most of the game, they levelled up two minutes before the final whistle, only to see the Aussies score again moments later.

But with just seconds remaining, University of Bath sports performance student Pearce struck.

Her shot took an Australian deflection but still found the back of the net to take the final into a golden goal period of extra time.

Six minutes into extra time Sophie Bray scored to earn her team gold.

Team GB's men
Team GB's men beat Malaysia 5-2 in the third place play-off in Australia
Pearce plays for the University of Bath team in British Universities and Colleges Sport fixtures and for Clifton in the Premier Division of the Slazenger England Hockey League.

Victory in the final was revenge for Australia's 4-2 win over Great Britain in Saturday's final pool game.

Fellow sports performance student Lewis Prosser, a TeamBath Buccaneers player, brings a bronze medal back to the university after Team GB's men beat Malaysia 5-2 in the third place play-off.

It followed a 3-2 defeat to hosts Australia in the men's final pool game of the tournament on Saturday.

Bobby Crutchley former University of Bath coach said: "I feel a bronze medal is an excellent reward for the hard work the squad has put in and for the improvement they have shown."


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