8 Apr 2016

Black Sticks women trounce South Korea

6:42 am on 8 April 2016

The Black Sticks scored three goals in each half to set up a semi-final against trans-Tasman rivals and defending champions Australia tomorrow night.

Japan play China in tomorrow's other final four clash.

The Black Sticks captain Sam Charlton said it was a complete team performance from her side.

Black Sticks captain Sam Charlton.

Black Sticks captain Sam Charlton. Photo: Photosport

"I think we were pretty happy to put away six goals against a good defensive side like Korea, so that is pleasing," said Charlton.

"You can see how connected we were as a unit tonight and we transitioned from defence to attack very well.

"It's important to be able to win these sort of crunch matches consistently and I think, touch wood, we're heading that way but Saturday will be another big test for us," she said.

Meanwhile the New Zealand men's hockey team have drawn 1-1 with Canada in their second match at the Sultan Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia.

The Black Sticks now have two draws from their first two games.

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