But they did have the consolation of silverware as they beat Portugal in the semi-finals before a late Natasha Hunt penalty saw off hosts Russia 12-10 in the final.
Yet with many of their big stars absent ahead of the forthcoming World Cup, Maddocks was satisfied with his team's progress.
He said: "This has been a very tense weekend. There have been lots of ups and downs but overall this has been a great experience for our young players, who'll go away having learned a lot.
"There is no doubt that the standard of this competition has risen this year."