20 May 2017

Black Sticks take 5th win over India

4:26 pm on 20 May 2017

The Black Sticks have completed a clean sweep in their five match series with India with a 6-2 win in Hamilton this afternoon.

Players celebrates Olivia Merry's goal.

Players celebrates Olivia Merry's goal. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

Striker Olivia Merry scored a double in the first quarter, Pippa Hayward, Natasha FitzSimons, Sam Harrison and Kirsten Pearce all added to card for the Black Sticks.

Head coach Sean Dancer said despite the win their are areas the side needs to work on.

"There are certainly areas we need to get better at, but I thought the performance today highlighted some positive things we've been working on," he said.

"To their credit India were tough, but a couple of our goals scored were scored through strong striker actions and that's very pleasing.

The Black Sticks now head home in preparation for the FIH World League Semi Final in Brussels next month, the team set to be named next week.