In the Bronze Medal match between hosts Argentina and England, Maddie Hinch, Goalkeeper of England, pulled out yet another excellent performance to win the match for her side and was also adjudged Goalkeeper of the Tournament i.e. her third in a row. She was also named keeper of the tournament at the Investec World League, TriFinance EuroHockey Championships and now the Argentina World League Final.. After 1-1 draw at full time, Hinch saved two of Argentine shoot-out to clinch the Bronze for her side from hosts Las Leonas in front home crowd. New Zealand pipped China 1-0 to finish fifth and Germany beat Korea 7-4 for 7th place. Continue reading →
There was nothing to separate England and hosts Argentina after 70 minutes of play as they battled to a 1-1 draw in the Bronze Medal Match of Argentina Hockey World League at Tucumán, but England reigned supreme in the resulting penalty shoot-out, winning it 4-2, to take a brilliant victory over Las Leonas on home turf.
Helen Richardson-Walsh, Alex Danson, Susie Gilbert and Sally Walton all scored and with Maddie Hinch, once again brilliant in goal, England claimed the bronze medal from the world number one side. Maddie Hinch was named goalkeeper of the tournament. This makes it three out of three for Hinch in 2013, who was also named keeper of the tournament at the Investec World League, TriFinance EuroHockey Championships and now the Argentina World League Final. Continue reading →
The Black Sticks Women have finished on a high at the Hockey World League Final in Tucumán, Argentina after beating China 1-0 to take fifth place at the tournament, and Germany defeated Korea in a high scoring match by 7-4 to finish 7th at 1st edition of the tournament.
Inspirational captain Kayla Sharland celebrated her 200th international cap in style, delivering the game winning goal late in the second half.
While the game only provided one goal, the statistics told the story of New Zealand’s dominance with 22 circle penetrations to four and 75% of possession in China’s half.
The match put both sides under testing conditions with temperatures again approaching 40 degrees Celsius, but the final result was retribution for the Black Sticks who lost 2-0 to China in the campaign opener. Continue reading →
The Dutch progressed to the grand final by defeating the hosts Argentina on a shoot-out (3-2) following a 2-2 draw, while the Hockeyroos outclassed England by 3-0 in “Ashes” clash in the semi-final with goals coming from Jodie Schulz, Georgie Parker and Karri McMahon.
The Black Sticks Women will play off for fifth place at the Hockey World League Final in Tucumán, Argentina after soundly defeating Korea 3-1. The Black Sticks are now up against China who defeated Germany by 3-1 in other 5th-8th classification match.
In their first win at the tournament, the New Zealand players were clinical in both their attacking play and defensive organisation for most of the game.
Goals from Kayla Sharland, Petrea Webster and Gemma Flynn were enough to see them through to 5th-6th place match to be played on Sunday (Full schedule & results here).
Head coach Mark Hager said he was pleased with the result and is looking forward to finishing on a positive note. Continue reading →
England have set up a Semi-Final clash against Australia on Saturday following a narrow 1-0 victory over Quarter-Final opponents China at the Argentina World League Final. Despite the score line, it was a dominant display from England, with Georgie Twigg converting a penalty stroke in the 46th minute of the game to take them through to the top four.
Earlier in the day the Netherlands beat New Zealand 1-0 in the first match, and Australia–Germany went all the way to the wire with the Hockeyroos eventually winning 4-2 in a penalty shoot out. And the hosts Argentina defeated Korea 3-1 in last quarter final to set up semis against Netherlands.
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England’s Alex Danson and Susie Gilbert both received flowers before the match to mark milestone appearances for England & GB; Danson earning her 200th and Gilbert her 100th combined caps. Continue reading →