14 Jul 2012

Black Sticks men lose in Holland

8:25 am on 14 July 2012

The New Zealand men's hockey team has lost to the Netherlands 3-0 in an Olympic warm-up match in Utrecht.

The third-ranked Netherlands knocked in two late goals in the last 15 minutes to put the game out of reach of the seventh-ranked Black Sticks.

The Black Sticks face the Netherlands again in the second match of the series overnight.

The New Zealand men are coming off a drawn two-game series with Belgium.