4 Jul 2010

Blacksticks women thumped by the Netherlands

6:38 am on 4 July 2010

The New Zealand women's hockey team has been beaten 4-nil by the hosts in the four nations tournament in the Netherlands.

The world number one ranked Dutch side outclassed the Blacks Sticks in all facets of the game with the result seemingly inevitable after the Netherlands scored early in the match.

New Zealand will play China in the third and fourth playoff tomorrow, with the Netherlands to play Argentina in the final.