Glasgow 2014 (W): New Zealand Women beat India by 3-0, Big wins for Australia & England

Scotland, 27 July 2014: The Indian Women’s Hockey team defeated 0-3 by 4th ranked New Zealand in their second match of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in Scotland. In the other matches of the day, England women defeated Malaysia by 5-0, Canada defeated Trinidad and Tobago by 4-1 and Australia put 9 past the hosts Scotland.

Indian Women Captain Ritu Rani trying to challenge Stacey MICHELSEN of New Zealand during their match in Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

Indian Women Captain Ritu Rani trying to challenge Stacey MICHELSEN of New Zealand during their match in Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games

The Black Sticks women easily came over the Indian defence line-up in the 3rd minute, when Indian defence gifted them an easy penalty corner and G. Flynn converted it to take 1-0 lead for her team. The Indian defence quickly regrouped and absorbed most of the Kiwi attacks until half time without letting in any further goals.

Though some promising passing movements were put up by the Indian team but poor basic skills like trapping especially near kiwi D and mis-judged moves kept haunting them. Continue reading →

Glasgow 2014 (W): Big wins for Australia and New Zealand Women

The New Zealand Women’s hockey team have romped to a 14-0 victory against Trinidad and Tobago in their first match of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, while their neighbors Australians defeated Wales by 9-0.

Rose Keddell of New Zealand in action during Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games (Credits: Anthony Au-Yeung / photosport.co.nz)

Rose Keddell of New Zealand in action during Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games (Credits: Anthony Au-Yeung / photosport.co.nz)

The game was never in any doubt – the Kiwis piled on the goals early on, Krystal Forgesson scored four times, they were 7-0 up at half time and had 47 attempts on goal – but head coach Mark Hager has made it clear that regardless of a high score the team need to improve their performance with tougher games ahead.

New Zealand were awarded 12 penalty corners, compared to Trinidad and Tobago’s one attempt, and it is the conversion rate that Hager said the team will be working on. Continue reading →

Glasgow 2014 (M): England and New Zealand won on day 1

The New Zealand Men have won their opening match of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, beating Canada 3-1, while England defeated Trinidad & Tobago by 6-1 in power packed campaign opener at the Glasgow National Hockey Centre.

England's Captain Barry Middleton celebrates his goal with Simon Mnatell against Trinidad & Tobago during their pool game at the XX Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014 (Credits: Ady Kerry / England Hockey)

England’s Captain Barry Middleton celebrates his goal with Simon Mnatell against Trinidad & Tobago during their pool game at the XX Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014 (Credits: Ady Kerry / England Hockey)

Goals from Ashley Jackson, Iain Lewers and Mark Gleghorne – all from penalty corners – put them 3-0 up after 27 minutes. Mickell Pierre’s dribbling run and finish reduced the deficit just a minute later but an England victory was never in doubt as Nick Catlin, Phil Roper and Barry Middleton added further goals after the break.

For the New Zealand Men, an early goal from Andy Hayward was backed up by second half goals from Arun Panchia and Phil Burrows and despite the game not being as clinical as perhaps the team wanted, they are pleased to secure a first game win. Continue reading →

Glasgow 2014 (W): Australian Women score 4 past Malaysia, England beat Wales

Hockeyroos, the Australian women began the defence of their 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medal with a 4-0 victory over Malaysia on day one of Glasgow 2014. While India defeated Canada 4-2, England beat Wales 2-0 and South Africa scored 16 without any reply from Trinidad & Tobago in women’s competition at Glasgow National Hockey Centre.

Her Majesty The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh come to see some of the England v Wales pool game at the XX Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014 (Credits: Ady Kerry / England Hockey)

Her Majesty The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh come to see some of the England v Wales pool game at the XX Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014 (Credits: Ady Kerry / England Hockey)

Goals in each half from Alex Danson and Nicola White made the difference for England against a determined Wales outfit. England lost midfielder Georgie Twigg to injury inside the first minute before Danson’s 29th minute shot from the edge of the circle put them ahead. And White finally sealed the points seven minutes from time with a sliding finish from a penalty corner to give England victory ahead of Sunday’s second group game against Malaysia. Continue reading →

Hockey: Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Schedule & Results

XX Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014

Hockey at XX Commonwealth Games, Glasgow 2014Glasgow National Hockey Centre,
Glasgow (Scotland) (Time Zone: BST)

from 23rd July to 3rd August 2014

Men’s Pools:
Pool A (MA): Australia, India, Scotland, South Africa, Wales
Pool B (MB): Canada, England, New Zealand, Malaysia, Trinidad and Tobago

Women’s Pools:
Pool A (WA): Canada, India, New Zealand, South Africa, Trinidad and Tobago
Pool B (WB): Australia, England, Malaysia, Scotland, Wales

Points Tables:

Detailed Schedule and Results of Hockey at Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games: Continue reading →

U.S. Women’s Field Hockey Team advances to World League Round 3

Team USA finishes first at World League Round 2 after defeating Trinidad and Tobago 6-0

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – March 10, 2013 – The U.S. Women’s Field Hockey Team will advance to World League Round 3 after an authoritative 6-0 victory over Trinidad and Tobago this morning at the International Hockey Federation’s World League Round 2 tournament in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Team USA finished with a near-perfect record, defeating Brazil, Uruguay, Chile and Trinidad and Tobago and drawing Scotland in regulation. Today five different players scored, including a goal by Claire Laubach (Centreville, Va.) just 90 seconds into the match on a penalty corner.

USA Field Hockey Logo“I am very happy with the way the results panned out,” said head coach Craig Parnham. “This is really an important stage for us as it is the start of the new journey. I had limited time with the group prior to the tournament so it was really crucial we got through this week and did what we needed to do which was qualify. The work starts now and there is a lot of work technically and tactically we need to address but what is really encouraging is this group of players have real willingness and commitment to learn and develop.” Continue reading →