Women's U21 hockey: NZ beat SA 3-2 at world juniors

2009-08-14 00:00

THE South Africa U21 women’s team were beaten 3-2 by New Zealand at the Women’s Junior World Cup hockey tournament in Boston, Massachusetts late on Wednesday night (SA time).

Head coach Fabian Gregory’s SA line-up went 1-0 up thanks to a fine Nicolene Terblanche action goal on the stroke of half-time.

However, New Zealand scored two goals within four minutes, including a penalty corner, to go 2-1 up midway through the second half. South Africa equalised soon after with a rather fortuitous goal after a speculative long ball rebounded off the post to provide Nicole Kemp with an easy finish.

New Zealand’s Baby Black Sticks were not done, though, and Elizabeth Gunson netted the winner from a powerful penalty corner strike in the last 10 minutes.


Pool F (medal pool): New Zealand 3 South Africa 2; Netherlands 1 Germany 0; Argentina 4 China 2.

Pool G (non-medal pool): Spain 3 Belarus 1.

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