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

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 to break the sound defence of India. The final 7 minutes of the match saw play sweep from end to end but both teams remained scoreless at the final hooter.

That completes pool play in the Hawke’s Bay Cup tournament. Quarterfinals will be played on Thursday (NZ time), semifinals on Saturday and the finals on Sunday.

The Results Final Day of Pool Stage :
Japan 1 (Mie Nakashima 56) defeated by  Argentina 2 ( Carla Rebecchi 34, Florencia Habif 43)
China 2 (Xiaoxu Xu 20, Meiyu Liang 59) beat  USA 1 (Katie O’Donnell 27)
New Zealand 2 (Olivia Merry 17, Gemma Flynn 49 ) beat Korea 1 (Eunbi Cheon 55)
Australia 0 draw with India 0

The quarterfinal lineup (Full Schedule, Results and Points Table and Live Stream Here):
QF 1 China vs Japan 1.30pm
QF 2 Argentina vs Australia 3.45pm
QF 3 New Zealand vs India 6pm
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Hawke’s Bay Cup: USA beat India 4-2, Hockeyroos held for yet another draw

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 2 (Jongeun Kim 33 & 59) beat  Japan 1 (Shihori Oikawa 3)

Match 8:  New Zealand Black Sticks 3 (Kirsten Pearce 14, Anita Punt 23, Olivia Merry 30) beat  Argentina 2 (Augustina Habif 7, Delfina Merino 38)

Recording of Day 2 Matches at Hawke’s Bay Cup (Women’s Hockey)

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

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 Draw
USA goal scorer: Melissa Gonzalez
Australian goal scorer: Emily Smith

Game one: India vs China: 2-1 (China win)
India goal scorers: Anuradha Thockchom
China goal scorers: Mengu Wang, Qian Yu

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The Hawke’s Bay Cup (Women’s Hockey): Schedule, Live Stream and Results

The Hawke’s Bay Cup (Women’s Hockey)

The Hawke's Bay Cup (Women's Hockey) Logo11-19th April 2015
Hastings Sports Park, Napier (New Zealand)

Participating teams:
Pool A: Australia, China, India, USA
Pool B: Argentina, Japan, Korea, New Zealand

Live Stream of The Hawke’s Bay Cup (Women’s Hockey) Here:

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Indian Women Looking for exciting opening match against China in Hawke’s Bay Cup

Post the glorious victory in Hero Hockey World League Round 2, the Indian Women Hockey Team is all confident and geared up for the upcoming Hawke’s Bay Cup 2015 in New Zealand. The team is well prepared to put forward a tough game and register a victory in their first clash against China on the opening day of the tournament. Australia will take on USA, Argentina will face Korea and the hosts will go head on against Japan in the other opening day matches.

Live Stream of The Hawke’s Bay Cup (Women’s Hockey) Here

Indian women hockey team for Hawke’s Bay Cup

Indian women hockey team for Hawke’s Bay Cup

Indian women had last met China during the Asian Games 2014 where they had a close match against the opponents before going down 1-2. Both the teams look forward to mark a positive start and will attempt to maintain an edge over each other proving themselves strong opponents for the upcoming matches as well. The face off in the Hawke’s Bay Cup comes as a challenge for the Indian women to avenge the previous loss and prove themselves better than the opponents. Continue reading →

Indian Women Hockey team departed for New Zealand today for Hawke’s Bay Cup

The Indian Women team today departed for New Zealand to face the challenge of the Hawke’s Bay Cup. Captained by Ritu Rani, the team is confident of the clashes ahead and are looking at giving a tough fight to the opponents.

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

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

All the 18 Indian women Hockey players are aware of the importance of the tournament. Young Indian mid-fielder Navjot Kaur feels that creating and materializing the opportunity against these top teams will be difficult, while Sushila Chanu feels taking each game at a time will help the team in performing better.

Indian defender Deepika is excited and looking forward to face China and Hockeyroos, as her Indian team-mate and forward Poonam Rani feels that Australia and hosts New Zealand will be tough challenges in the tournament. Continue reading →