3 Feb 2012

NZ women's hockey team beaten

12:20 pm on 3 February 2012

The New Zealand women's hockey team has been beaten 3-0 by the Netherlands in their quarter-final at the Champions Trophy tournament in Argentina.

In a even contest, the defending champions managed to convert their opportunities, while the Black Sticks were unable to finish off their scoring chances.

The result means New Zealand, who finished third in this tournament last year, will now play-off in the bottom half of the eight-team tournament.