FIH World Series Round One
Port Vila, Vanuatu
September 2018 (Final date TBA)
Oceania Cup and Intercontinental Hockey 5s
Hosting Agreement available now in website under OHF Resources and News
Both teams faced tough draws first up playing against Australia Country. The Women lost 10--2 while the Men lost 13-1. However, both teams were competitive and learnt a lot from the matches, especially how to utilise the boards to clear from defence. This was very evident when Samoa women played their second game against Pacific neighbours Tonga.
Samoa took the first period to gain combinations and took a 2 goal lead into the first break. However, the 2nd and 3rd periods showed that they will be a medal contender when they scored 10 more goals. The Tongan GK Emeline Tafengatoto made many saves and kept Tonga in the match.
Goalscorers For Samoa vs Tonga
M. Whitman 4,S. Fagalilo 4, G. Tuiletufugo 2, M. Muliaga and T. Matautai