Black Sticks Women lose again in Cordoba
Midlands players Gemma Flynn and Samantha Charlton helped the team to a 2-0 lead early on in the game, but Korea did not hesitate to counter attack, scoring two goals in quick succession. It was Capital’s Anita Punt who slotted one home before the half time hooter sounded and the teams took respite from the hot conditions.
Korea was the first to score in the second half but Northland’s Charlotte Harrison equalised. Korea’s speed and skill through the midfield stretched the score line to 5-4, and as the Black Sticks pushed forward to try to equalise, gaps opened up and Korea scored their sixth goal in the final stages of the game.
“Defensive lapses let us down again today, in particular our inability to defend penalty corners. We also needed to make the most of the penalty corners that we were awarded,” says Hager.
The Black Sticks play Great Britain on 22 January. Argentina would need to lose the next two games for the Black Sticks to have a chance of getting through based on goal difference.
Source: Hockey NZ Back