5 Apr 2014

Black Sticks overcome Korea

6:45 pm on 5 April 2014

The New Zealand women's hockey team have beaten Korea 3-1 in their opening match of a six nations tournament in Hawke's Bay.

Anita Punt and Petrea Webster scored for the Black Sticks in the first half before Olivia Merry added the third in the second.

Earlier on Saturday, China beat Japan 2-nil, while Australia lost to tournament favourites Argentina 3-nil.

On Sunday Australia play Japan, Korea take on China and the Black Sticks face Argentina.