5 Jun 2012

Black Sticks women beaten by South Korea

11:42 am on 5 June 2012

The New Zealand women's hockey team has been beaten 3-2 by South Korea in their first of three test matches being played in Taeneung, Korea.

Playing in 30-degree heat, Korea made the most of their opportunities early on and despite goals from Katie Glynn and Krystal Forgesson in the second half, it was not enough to give the Black Sticks the result they were after.

Coach Mark Hager says defensive errors cost them, while they need to be more clinical in the attacking third and really work hard to finish off the chances that they create.

The Black Sticks women play their next game against Korea Wednesday night.