Lorraine Hillas

1961 -

Lorraine Hillas played on the first two women’s hockey teams to represent Australia at the Olympics, in 1984 and 1988. The highlight came at her second Games when she was a member of the team that won Australia’s first hockey gold medal. Hillas had a memorable role in Seoul. A committed team player, Hillas and reserve keeper Maree Fish were substituted on in the last two minutes of the final for their first action of the tournament to ensure they would receive gold medals. (Hockey only awarded medals to players who had been on the field of play during the Games.) Hillas made some vital plays as Australia held on to win 2-0 to record a famous victory.

Olympic Results

Seoul 1988 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Women
Preliminaries Group B - Match 03 - AUS V FRG HT: 0-0, Goals: Bowman FGR 1-0 Win
Preliminaries Group B - Match 02 - AUS V CAN HT: 0-1, Goals: Bowman CAN 1-1 Draw
Preliminaries Group B - Match 06 - AUS V KOR HT: 4-3, Goals: Clement, Bowman, Pereira 3 KOR 5-5 Draw
Semi Final HT: 1-1, Goals: Tooth, Patmore 2 HOL 2-3 Win
Gold Medal Match HT: 0-0, Goals: Bowman, Capes L KOR 2-0 Win  
Final Placing 1 / 8

Los Angeles 1984 - Summer Olympic Games

Hockey - Women
Preliminary Pool - Match 02 - AUS V FRG HT: 0-2, Goals: Pisani, Buchanan FRG 2-2 Draw
Preliminary Pool - Match 04 - AUS V NZL HT: 2-0, Goals: Buchanan, Sunderland, Heberle NZL 3-0 Win
Preliminary Pool - Match 09 - CAN V AUS HT: 1-1, Goals: Watkins CAN 2-1 Loss
Preliminary Pool - Match 12 - AUS V USA HT: 2-1, Goals: Sunderland, Herberle 2 USA 3-1 Win
Preliminary Pool - Match 15 - HOL V AUS HT: 0-0, HOL 2-0 Loss
Final Placing 4 / 6

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