|July 27th, 2013|
|5||Pool C||2:45pm||NZL - RUS||10 - 0 (5 - 0)||Final||x 7|
Pool C, also known as the Oceania pool, today saw New Zealand dominate the match against Russia, delivering a double digit win.
New Zealand v Russia 10-0 (5-0)
From the very beginning of their encounter with Russia, the Junior Black Sticks had firm control of the match, adding goals at a steady pace from the second minute until they hit double digits with a penalty corner conversion after regulation time had ended.
Dominating play throughout the match, New Zealand had scores of scoring chances, both from penalty corners and open play, and Sian Fremaux, Brooke Neal and Sophie Cocks were good for two goals each, while Philippa Symes, Erin Goad, Kimberley Tanner and Jennifer Storey each added one.
Russia visibly struggled with the pace and energy the Black Sticks were imposing, and had difficulty to challenge their more experienced and physically superior opponents. Having come into the tournament as the first replacement nation when France withdrew from participation, Russia were expected to find it hard keep up with some of the higher ranked teams in this competition, but the team will be hoping to find a better rhythm in the coming days.
Voices after the match:
Chris Leslie, Coach New Zealand: "First, it is good to get the matches on the way. We've done a lot of training, we've been in Germany for a few days now, so it's great to start the tournament. It's fantastic to start with a good result, nice to score lots of goals. We always come to tournaments to win, but we take it one game at a time. The focus was on playing Russia today, and now we move on and focus on India tomorrow. The tournament so far has been fantastic. Fantastic stadium and the weather has been good. The organisation has been fantastic. I'm very happy."
|July 27th, 2013 at 7:44 am||Pitch 2 is getting underway again at ERGO Junior World Cup 2013: it's New Zealand v Russia.|
|July 27th, 2013 at 7:48 am||New Zealand start blazing, @SiannyMichelle scores for the Junior Blacksticks in the second minute. NZL 1, RUS 0.|
|July 27th, 2013 at 7:54 am||Philippa Symes doubles the lead, New Zealand are dominating the match at this stage. NZL 2, RUS 0.|
|July 27th, 2013 at 8:15 am||The Junior Blacksticks are firmly in charge in this game, @brooke_neal converts a penalty corner for NZL 3, RUS 0.|
|July 27th, 2013 at 8:17 am||The @BlackSticks goals are coming fast now, Erin Goad ups the ante, it's NZL 4, RUS 0.|
|July 27th, 2013 at 8:19 am||Another goal for New Zealand as @brooke_neal slots a penalty corner precisely into the bottom right corner. NZL 5, RUS 0.|
|July 27th, 2013 at 8:35 am||Sophie Cocks adds another for New Zealand just after re-start. It's NZL 6, RUS 0 in the 2nd half at this ERGO Junior World Cup match.|
|July 27th, 2013 at 8:53 am||Russia can't challenge the Black Sticks, Kimberley Tanner pushes the ball across the line for NZL 7, RUS 0. 23mins on the clock still.|
|July 27th, 2013 at 8:53 am||On Pitch 2 at the ERGO Hockey Junior World Cup 2013, @SiannyMichelle crashes a ball into the goal board for NZL 8, RUS 0.|
|July 27th, 2013 at 8:55 am||Penalty corner for NZL, and Sophie Cocks converts for the Kiwis to rapidly approach double digits. NZL 9, RUS 0.|
|July 27th, 2013 at 9:08 am||With a penalty corner after the end of the 70 minutes, Jennifer Storey makes it 10-0 for New Zealand, a convincing win over Russia.|