New Zealand ‘A’ Women Beat Korea U21s Hockey Team at Rangitoto College

Canterbury’s Anna Wetherall scored a hat-trick to inspire the New Zealand ‘A’ Women to a 5-2 win over the Korea U21s at Rangitoto College today.

After losing to the same side 2-4 yesterday, New Zealand played much more cohesively in game two despite the heavy rain.

Natasha Fitzsimons (North Harbour) and Jordy Grant (Canterbury) also scored for the New Zealand side, which held a 2-1 lead at halftime. Continue reading →

Black Sticks and Korea Men Play Another Draw in Test Series at Rangitoto College

An entertaining 70 minutes of hockey between the Black Sticks Men and Korea has ended with a 1-1 draw in the second test at Rangitoto College today.

Black Sticks Ace Drag Flicker Andy Hayward celebrating with his team mates after a goal against Korea (Credits: photosport.co.nz)

Black Sticks Ace Drag Flicker Andy Hayward celebrating with his team mates after a goal against Korea (Credits: photosport.co.nz)

After being rested in the first test, drag flick expert Andy Hayward made an immediate impact for the Black Sticks after sending a 13th minute penalty corner low and inside the left post to give New Zealand the early advantage.

The Koreans were quick to respond though, levelling the score 10 minutes later through a Nam Yong Lee field goal.

Both sides played well on both sides of the ball throughout the second half but couldn’t deliver a deciding goal. Continue reading →

Black Sticks Drew With Korea in the Opening Hockey Test Match at Rangitoto College

The Black Sticks have opened their six-test series against Korea with a tight 1-1 draw at Rangitoto College today.

Hugo Inglish celebrating his goal with Stephen Jenness

Hugo Inglish celebrating his goal with Stephen Jenness (Photo Credit: photosport.co.nz)

Both sides scored one goal each in the first half but were unable to deliver the killer blow in a goalless yet entertaining second half.

Hugo Inglis scored New Zealand’s only goal in the 16th minute before Nam Yong Lee drew Korea level just before the halftime whistle. Neither side was able to add to the ledger in an increasingly defensive second half. Continue reading →