Australia won Hawke’s Bay Cup, China finished 3rd

The Hockeyroos react to winning the shoot-out against USA in the Semi-Final of Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 (Credits: Grant Treeby / Treeby Images)

A late penalty corner drag flick from Jodie Kenny claimed the Australia a 3-2 victory at the 2015 Hawke’s Bay Cup after being deadlocked with Trans-Tasman rivals the New Zealand Black Sticks in the final minutes of the final match on Sunday night. Earlier China held on to win Bronze Medal, as they overcame Korea by 3-2. USA stunned their Pan-American rivals Argentina by 3-0 to take 5th place, while India scored twice in last 6 minutes to avoid last place, by defeating Japan 3-2 in 7th place play off. Final Match: Australia 3 (Emily Smith 40, Brooke Peris 43, … Continue reading →

Australia to face New Zealand in all trans-Tasman final at Hawke’s Bay Cup

Black Sticks Sophie Cocks taking on Hockeyroo Anna Flanagan at the Rabobank Hockey World Cup 2014 (Credits: Dirk Markgraf

The Hockeyroos have booked their place in Sunday afternoons gold medal match at the 2015 Hawke’s Bay Cup in New Zealand against Trans-Tasman rivals, the Black Sticks, after defeating China 3-2 in the semi-final Saturday evening. New Zealand defeated Korea by 4-0 in the other semi final. Earlier in the day, USA beat India 3-0 with two goals from Katie O’Donnell and one from Kathleen Sharkey. The Americans will now face Argentina in the 5th/6th play-off tomorrow after narrowly winning 3-2 against Japan. India will play Japan tomorrow to decide the 7th/8th position. Full Video: Australia vs China: Semi Final … Continue reading →

New Zealand beat India in QF of Hawke’s Bay Cup (Women’s Hockey)

India's Monika and Ritu Rani trying to combine against New Zealand in Hawke's Bay Cup 2015

The Black Sticks (New Zealand) Women have secured their spot in the Hawke’s Bay Cup semi finals after an emphatic 4-1 result over India in this evening’s quarter final. China overcame Japan in shoot-out by 3-1 after scoreless draw in regulation time to set-up semi finals against Australia who defeated Argentina by 1-0, thanks to 4th minute goal by Kathryn Slattery. Korea stunned USA by 2-1 in 4th quarter final to play semi final against the hosts New Zealand to be played on Saturday. Full match recordings of Hawke’s Bay Cup Quarter Final here (Semi-finals schedule here) QF 4: Korea beat … Continue reading →

Hawke’s Bay Cup: India hold Australia for draw, Face hosts New Zealand in QFs

The Hawke's Bay Cup (Women's Hockey) Logo

Australia and India had plenty to play for in the final pool match of the Hawke’s Bay Cup Women’s Hockey tournament in Hastings, but after 60 minutes of intense action it was Australia that came away the more disappointed team after the match ended in a scoreless draw. The first half was evenly fought with both teams having sustained periods on attack. The best chance for India came in the second quarter when they were awarded a penalty stroke but couldn’t convert it into a goal. The second half belonged to Australia but try as they might they were unable … Continue reading →

Hawke’s Bay Cup: USA beat India 4-2, Hockeyroos held for yet another draw

Deep Grace Ekka and Deepika led gallant efforts of Indian defence against USA in Hawke's Bay Cup

After giving a tough fight, Indian women’s hockey team went down to USA by 2-4 in the second match at the Hawke’s Bay Cup being played at Hastings Sports Park, New Zealand today. While Australia were held yet another draw in the tournament in Pool A. New Zealand and Korea won their respective matches in Pool B. Today’s results: Match 5:  USA 4 (Jill Witmer 19, Kathleen Sharkey 42,43 Julia Reinprecht 47) beat  India 2 (Anuradha Thokchom 6,44) Match 6: Australia 2 (Madonna Blyth 4, Jodie Kenny 30) draw  China 2 (Yang Peng,26, Xiayun Xi 35 ) Match 7: Korea … Continue reading →

Women’s Hockey Hawke’s Bay Cup: China beat India 2-1 in Opener

Indian women hockey team at IGI Airport New Delhi before departing for Hawke’s Bay

On the opening day of The Hawke’s Bay Cup (Women’s Hockey), the Hosts Black Sticks came from 0-2 down to draw 2-2 against Japan, while India were defeated by China (2-1) in the tournament opener. USA held Australia for 1-1 draw as Argentina beat Korea by 2-0. RESULTS of The Hawke’s Bay Cup (Women’s Hockey) Day 1: Game four: Black Sticks vs Japan: 2-2 Draw Japanese goal scorers: Shihori Oikawa, Hazuki Nagai New Zealand goal scorers: Rachel McCann, Pippa Hayward Game three: Argentina vs Korea: 2-0 (Argentina win) Argentina goal scorer: Martina Cavallero x2 Game two: Australia vs USA: 1-1 … Continue reading →