30 Jun 2010

Black Sticks beaten

8:10 am on 30 June 2010

The New Zealand women's hockey team has been beaten 2-1 by Argentina in their opening match at a 4-Nation tournament in The Netherlands.

The homeside beat China 3-2 in the day's other game.

New Zealand play China on Friday morning.

The Netherlands, Argentina and China are the top 3 ranked sides in the world, while New Zealand is ranked at 9.

This tournament is a buildup to the Champions Trophy tournament in England later next month.