Clean Sweep for Black Sticks against Chile before World League Finals

The Black Sticks Women have won their final test against Chile in Santiago today, giving them a 3-0 series win ahead of the World League Final starting next weekend in Argentina.

Hockey New Zealand / Black Sticks LogoHowever, their 3-2 win today was by far the closest game of the series, with the Black Sticks winning the previous two tests 6-2 and 7-0. The Kiwis were 3-0 up thanks to goals from Sophie Cox, Petrea Webster and Anita Punt before Chile found the back of the net twice in the final 15 minutes.

Head coach Mark Hager said it wasn’t the best performance from his side and better decisions up front would have helped them score more goals. Continue reading →