Defeats for both Tasmanian teams at under-21 national hockey championships

A goal from Camille O'Conor wasn’t enough to save the Tasmanian women’s team from its fourth straight defeat at the under-21 national championships.

Under pressure: The Tasmanian men's team in action at the under-21 national championships in Wollongong. Picture: Click In Focus.

Under pressure: The Tasmanian men's team in action at the under-21 national championships in Wollongong. Picture: Click In Focus.

O’Conor struck in the second quarter against Victoria but Andrew McDonald’s team was no match for the powerful Victorians who dominated the head-to-head shots 19-2 and ran-out 7-1 winners.

Tasmania’s next match is against northern Territory at 5pm on Thursday.

The men’s team, coached by Riverside’s Colin Pearson, also lost against Northern Territory in Pool D.

Stepping up: Hayden Beltz, pictured getting some tips from Tasmanian Olympian Eddie Ockenden at a 2012 clinic in Launceston, is now a key member of the state's under-21 side.

Stepping up: Hayden Beltz, pictured getting some tips from Tasmanian Olympian Eddie Ockenden at a 2012 clinic in Launceston, is now a key member of the state's under-21 side.

Despite Tasmania dominating the shots 7-3 and having four penalty corners to none, two field goals in the space of a minute shortly before half-time, from captain Jason Hullick and Dale Elliot, set up the Territorians’ 2-0 victory.

The team has previously lost heavily to NSW and Queensland but beat South Australia 3-1. Captain Jack Welch has scored three goals.

The team’s next match is against ACT at 11am on Thursday.