Scotland misplaced their second World Cup sport in New Zealand to Australia on Saturday, leaving the workforce with the bottom variety of factors of their pool and just one group stage sport left to play.
The workforce had completed the primary half on high with 12 factors as seventh-ranked Australia struggled towards a potent assault, failing to maneuver the scoreboard.
Lana Skeldon had scored for the Scots however Helen Nelson failed the conversion, while the workforce had been additionally awarded a penalty strive within the first half.
However Australia bounced again within the second half, with tries from Bienne Terita and Ashley Marsters, each transformed by Lori Cramer.
Scotland are left on solely two factors heading into their sport towards New Zealand on October 22.
The hosts are main the group on 5 factors following a 41-17 win over Australia.