9 Jul 2009

Black Sticks lose to China

6:17 am on 9 July 2009

The New Zealand women's hockey team has lost to China in in Pukekohe to finish its test series against Argentina and China without a win.

China led 2-0 at half-time and won 4-2 with the Black Sticks goals coming from Krystal Forgesson, Charlotte Harrison.

The Champions Trophy-bound Asian side won the first rtest in Hamilton 3-2 after Argentina had swept their three test series.

While Coach Mark Hager would have been disappointed with the scoreline, many of the eveloping young players stepped up well.