The British women's under 17 team have had a tough start to their Baku 2015 European Games campaign with defeats in their opening two matches.
The Brits had little hope of coming away with anything from their opener against Greece - the top junior women's side for the past three years - and they actually took plenty of positives from a 20-2 defeat.
"The momentum was with us in the final quarter and if there had been another two minutes of play, we’re sure the result would have been different," - Izzy Dean.
Chelmsford's Dani Brazier scored both for the Brits, one in the third quarter and one in the final quarter.
But with their sights set on a top 10 finish at the Games, the British women were hoping for a result in their second match against Germany, who had lost their opening game 21-4 to water polo giants Hungary.
And while they pushed the Germans all the way and had the better of the second half, winning the fourth quarter and drawing the third, they eventually succumbed to a 10-8 defeat.
Captain Izzy Dean and vice-captain Verity Dobbie led by example for Team GB, scoring two goals each while Brazier bagged her third of the tournament late on.
“We put in another great team effort today and we started and finished the game strongly,” said Dean.
“The momentum was with us in the final quarter and if there had been another two minutes of play, we’re sure the result would have been different.
“We’re still confident of a top 10 finish and the team is in good spirits. We will definitely build on this performance and be ready for our next match.”