21 Jun 2009

Black Sticks beat India 7-0

4:21 pm on 21 June 2009

The New Zealand women's hockey team has beaten India 7-0 in Nelson.

The first goal came in the seventh minute when Charlotte Harrison finished off a nice right hand movement. She picked up another deflection on the post in the 19th minute. Stacey Michelsen scored the third field goal in the 28th minute and then just before half time Charlotte Harrison put a well placed high ball over the keeper for Forgesson to Krystal Forgesson to deflect, taking the half time score to 4 - 0.

In the second half India started strongly and Bianca Russell was called on to make some good saves in goal.

Anita Punt set up Sam Harrison six minutes into the half however and the pair repeated their combination minutes later. The last field goal was scored by Forgesson near the final whistle.

Standouts were Sam and Charlotte Harrison and Russell.

The Black Sticks next fixture is against Argentina and China, in New Zealand early next month.