KOR V NZL ( SF 2 ) Hockey World League Semi-Final Antwerp 2015

KOR
1 - 1 (4-2)
NZL

Match Review KOR - NZL 1-1

KOR V NZL Goal 1 for NZLPosted July 2, 2015
KOR V NZL HighlightsPosted July 2, 2015

Tough, resilient and determined to make the most of this opportunity to qualify for both the end of year Hockey World League Final and the Rio 2016 Olympics, both Korea and New Zealand set out their stalls early.

As has been their recent luck though, New Zealand were unable to cope with the demands of a shoot-out situation and saw Korea take the match 4-2 on shoot-out after the game finished 1-1 in regular time.

The game was even. A typically speedy and skilful run by Anita Punt was the first challenge posed by the Black Sticks to 'keeper Jang Soo Ji, but at the other end, Park Mihyun was creating her own waves among the New Zealand defence. Park Seunga came close with a reverse stick shot that tested Sally Rutherford's athleticism in the New Zealand goal, and as the half continued, both sides came tantalisingly close to opening the scoring.

The first breakthrough came when New Zealand conceded a penalty stroke following a sharp penalty corner routine. Park Mihyun needed no second invitation to step up and put her side ahead, her powerful and well-placed stroke sending Rutherford the wrong way.

Gemma Flynn showed tenacity and great reactions when she equalised just seconds later. The midfielder picked up the ball and bustled through the defence, before shooting from an unbalanced position. The rebound fell to her and sheer determination saw her flick the ball home.

The third quarter was a game of cat and mouse, with both teams defending with heart and soul. At times the effort levels were brutal and, while the New Zealand physicality is well-known, they were matched pace for pace and tackle by tackle by their Asian rivals. The last 15 minutes saw the Koreans pack their defence as New Zealand pushed for the winner.

As tension rose among the Black Sticks, so the mistakes crept in. Mistimed penalty corner stops and inefficient running saw the Koreans weather the storm and get back into the game. In one more shift in possession, Korea won two penalty corners, which were well defended by the New Zealanders and the game went to shoot-out.

Recent shoot-out contests have not gone New Zealand's way, and this occasion was no different. Korea scored their first two and this gave them a cushion to secure the win, with Kim Darae scoring the winning goal.

A jubilant head coach, Han Jin Soo praised his team's pace and skill and said that since qualifying for Rio via the Asian Games, his team had grown in confidence. "We have been getting experience through a series of test matches against China and Japan and we also played in the Hawkes Bay tournament in New Zealand. Everything we do, the Hockey World League Final included, is gearing up for Rio."

Goals

Team Minute Shirt # Player Action Score
KOR 25 10 PARK Mi Hyun PS 1 - 0
NZL 27 22 FLYNN Gemma FG 1 - 1

Shootouts

Team Attacker Defender Result Score
KOR PARK Mi Hyun RUTHERFORD Sally X 1 - 0
NZL KING Julia JANG Soo Ji O 1 - 0
KOR HAN Hye Lyoung RUTHERFORD Sally X 2 - 0
NZL GUNSON Ella JANG Soo Ji X 2 - 1
KOR CHEON Eun Bi RUTHERFORD Sally O 2 - 1
NZL CHARLTON Samantha JANG Soo Ji X 2 - 2
KOR PARK Seung A RUTHERFORD Sally X 3 - 2
NZL MICHELSEN Stacey JANG Soo Ji O 3 - 2
KOR KIM Da Rae RUTHERFORD Sally X 4 - 2

X Goal, O Saved, - Not Taken

Cards

Team Minute Shirt # Player Type
KOR 24 26 PARK Kiju G
NZL 40 12 GUNSON Ella G
KOR 52 18 KIM Bomi G
NZL 52 16 THOMPSON Liz G

KOR

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
1 JANG Soo Ji
X
2 BAEK Eeseul
X
4 SEO Jung Eun
X
7 PARK Seung A
X
8 AN Hyo Ju
X
9 HAN Hye Lyoung
7
10 PARK Mi Hyun 1
X
11 KIM Jongeun
X
12 KIM Da Rae
4
13 CHEON Eun Bi
X
14 HONG Yoo Jin
7
16 PARK Eunjung
X
18 KIM Bomi 1
X
19 OH Sun Soon
40
20 KIM Hyun Ji
Bench
22 JUNG Hea Bin
4
23 LEE Young Sil
4
26 PARK Kiju 1
  Team Manager HONG, Kyung Suep
  Head Coach HAN Jin Soo
  Stand-In Manager KIM Sang Ryul
  Assistant Coach KIM Yoon
  Physiotherapist YANG Hye Jung

NZL

Minute Shirt # Name Goals Green Yellow Red
X
4 MERRY Olivia
X
6 WEBSTER Petrea
3
7 ROBERTS Ani
X
8 RUTHERFORD Sally
X
9 NEAL Brooke
Bench
10 GIBSON Amelia
X
12 GUNSON Ella 1
X
13 CHARLTON Samantha
34
15 KING Julia
X
16 THOMPSON Liz 1
2
17 COCKS Sophie
4
18 PEARCE Kirsten
X
22 FLYNN Gemma 1
X
24 KEDDELL Rose
3
26 HAYWARD Pippa
7
27 GRANT Jordan
X
31 MICHELSEN Stacey
X
32 PUNT Anita
  Team Manager BALME Debbie
  Head Coach HAGER Mark
  Assistant Coach DANCER Sean
  Physiotherapist MEYER Jessica
  Stand-In Manager MENEZES Jude

DNP = Did not participate
S = Suspended
DSQ = Disqualified

Match Officials

Role Official
Umpire 1 TRIVIC Melissa
Umpire 2 WILSON Sarah
Reserve Umpire DELFORGE Laurine
Video Umpire METCHETTE Carol
Judge 1 WARRIS Rogier
Judge 2 SHARMA Anjali
Technical Officer WOTHERSPOON Anne
  • Match 29
  • Date Thu, 2 Jul 2015
  • Time 20:30
  • Pool/Class SF 2
  • Venue KHC Dragons

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