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Rabo FIH Champions Trophy (Women)

Amstelveen, Netherlands - June 25 - July 3, 2011
Local time is 11:14am

Korea v New Zealand

Pool C

# Info Date Teams Score Status Match Sheet
June 30th, 2011
15 Pool C 5:00pm Korea KOR - NZL New Zealand 5 - 3 (2 - 2) Final    

Match Report

Kim hits hat-trick to kill off New Zealand

Korea overcame great resistance from New Zealand to run out 5-3 winners in a pulsating Pool C match here in Amstelveen. Kim Jong Hee scored three times to give Korea all three points.

The win puts Korea onto four points in Pool C, the group that will decide the top four finishing positions in this year’s Champions Trophy. Korea currently top the pool ahead of this evening’s meeting between Argentina and The Netherlands.

The first 35 minutes were truly exceptional, with the crowd being treated to arguably the best half of the tournament so far. Both teams had a clear attacking intent, although Korea were certainly the more threatening in the early stages.

Kim Jong Hee put her side ahead in the seventh minute of the match when she found room in the circle on the right before slapping a shot past Black Sticks keeper Bianca Russell.

New Zealand almost scored an immediate reply through Katie Glynn, but her close range deflection effort from the pass of Cathryn Finlayson was a fraction wide of the right post.

Despite this close call, Korea were still very much in charge and moved into a 2-0 lead in the 13th minute. Hong Yoojin was the scorer, crashing a powerful shot from a tight angle on the right which hit the Russell’s backboard at break-neck speed.

Korea were tearing open the New Zealand defence seemingly at will, playing free-flowing, attacking hockey at a pace that their opponents were struggling to cope with.

However, New Zealand gave themselves hope when they managed to get the ball in the back of the Korean goal with ten minutes of the half remaining. Katie Glynn was the scorer, getting the vital touch on a cross into the circle to beat Korea keeper Moon Young Hui.

It proved to be a massive boost to the Black Sticks, who set about the hunt for the equalizer with great purpose. They needed just over a minute to achieve it when Charlotte Harrison fired into the goal to tie the scores at 2-2 after just 27 minutes.  

As if four goals in the half weren’t enough, Korea almost scored their third when Kim Jong Hee’s penalty corner deflection hit the frame of the New Zealand goal.  

The second half had less goals, but was still enthralling and exhilarating. Korea moved ahead once again in the 42nd minute when Kim Jong Eun scored from open play, but Anita Punt’s ruthless penalty corner rebound strike drew New Zealand level once again.

Korea maintained their focus and were back in front with 15 minutes of the match remaining. Kim Jong Hee was the again the scorer, forcing in a shot from a tight angle that went through Bianca Russell’s legs. The New Zealanders rallied once again, but their challenge was finally killed off when Kim Jong Hee completed both the scoring and her hat-trick with a clinical finish in the 67th minute.

Match Review

Review 15. Korea vs New Zealand (5-3) - Rabo FIH Champions Trophy 2011
> This is the first CT match to see at least 8 goals since the 2008 CT final Argentina – Germany 6-2.
> Korea’s only previous CT win over New Zealand came in their first CT meeting in 1987 (8-1) in a 9-goal match.
> This is Korea’s first victory over New Zealand since 12 February 2008 (4-0) in a test match.
> Korea are now on 4 points in Pool C, New Zealand are on 1 point.
> Kim Jong-Hee scored 3 goals today. She now tops the goalscorer list on 4 goals at Amstelveen 2011.
> 7 field goals were scored in this match. Only once did a CT match see more field goals scored: In 2005 8 field goals were scored during Netherlands – Germany 8-1.
> Anna Thorpe played her 50th match for the Black Sticks today.

Match Preview

Match Preview 15. Korea vs New Zealand (30 Jun 2011,17:00) - Rabo FIH Champions Trophy 2011 Head-to-Heads
> New Zealand have won 2 of 3 Champions Trophy encounters with Korea.
> In fact, England, Korea and Spain are the only teams New Zealand have a positive record against in CT competition.
> Their last CT meetings date back to 1999 when The Black Sticks beat Korea twice: 1-0 in round 1 and 3-1 in the Final 5-6.
> Korea’s sole CT win over New Zealand came in their first CT meeting in 1987 (8-1). This 9-goal match is still tied for CT match with most goals together with Australia - Spain 8-1 in 1993 and Netherlands – Germany 8-1 in 2005.
> Last February, New Zealand won all 5 test matches against Korea: 4-1, 2-1, 2-1, 5-1 and 3-1. Krystal Forgesson and Katie Glynn scored three goals each in this series.
 
Korea
> Korea have scored five goals in their first three matches at the 2011 Champions Trophy, only Argentina have scored more goals (6).
> Korea have failed to win their last 13 Champions Trophy matches recording 4 draws and 9 defeats.
> Korea’s last CT win dates back to 2003, when they beat England 2-1 in the 1st round. This is their only victory in their last 22 CT matches.
> Korea (ranked 8th) and New Zealand (ranked 7th) are the lowest ranked teams on the FIH World Ranking present at the 2011 CT.
> Korea have been awarded 12 penalty corners so far, but are yet to convert. New Zealand are on 0 for 4.
> Kim Da-Rae (KOR), Rebecca Herbert (ENG), Zhao Yudiao (CHN) and Daniele Sruoga (ARG) are top of the goal scorer list after Matchday 3 on 2 goals each.
> At age 19, Cheon Eun-Bi is the youngest goalscorer so far at the 2011 Champions Trophy.
 
New Zealand
> By securing a top 4 spot, New Zealand have recorded their best Champions Trophy ranking ever.
> New Zealand have always finishes fifth (4 times) or sixth (4 times) in eight previous CT appearances.
> New Zealand are the only team present at the 2011 Champions Trophy that are yet to win a CT medal.
> New Zealand are unbeaten in 4 of their last 5 CT matches (2-2-1).
> New Zealand went down 1-0 to Germany in their first match the 2011 Champions Trophy but went on to beat Australia 3-2. They secured  a place in Pool C by drawing 0-0 with the Netherlands.
> New Zealand failed to convert any of their 4 penalty corners awarded at the 2011 CT.
> The players in the current New Zealand squad have scored a total of 11 CT.
> Last February, New Zealand scored 16 goals in 5 test matches against Korea. The Black Sticks goalscorers in these matches were: Forgesson (3), Glynn (3), Eshuis (2), Finlayson (2), S. Harrison (1), C. Harrison (1), Punt (1), S.Michelsen (1), Sharland (1) and Flynn (1).
ENG v GER (Pool D) ARG v NED (Pool C)

POOL STANDINGS

Team Pld W D L GD Pts
Pool A
Argentina  ARG 3 2 1 0 4 7
Korea  KOR 3 0 3 0 0 3
England  ENG 3 0 2 1 -1 2
China  CHN 3 0 2 1 -3 2
Pool B
Netherlands  NED 3 2 1 0 4 7
New Zealand  NZL 3 1 1 1 0 4
Germany  GER 3 1 0 2 -1 3
Australia  AUS 3 1 0 2 -3 3
Pool C
Netherlands  NED 3 2 1 0 3 7
Korea  KOR 3 1 1 1 0 4
Argentina  ARG 3 1 1 1 0 4
New Zealand  NZL 3 0 1 2 -3 1
Pool D
England  ENG 3 2 1 0 2 7
Australia  AUS 3 1 1 1 0 4
Germany  GER 3 1 0 2 1 3
China  CHN 3 0 2 1 -3 2

MATCHES

Jul 3, 2011
GER Germany
China CHN
ENG England
Australia AUS
KOR Korea
New Zealand NZL
NED Netherlands
Argentina ARG
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