100 cap celebrations for Franzisca Hauke (GER), Rose Keddell (NZL): 200 caps for Delfina Merino (ARG)
Korea, Germany, Great Britain and China still seek first win
Great Britain’s Kate Richardson-Walsh closes in on record cap mark
A dramatic last minute goal from Georgina Morgan gave Australia a 2-1 win against host nation Argentina.
The win means that the team ranked number two in the world tops Pool B, while the world number one team, Netherlands top Pool A following their win over New Zealand earlier in the day.
In the first match of the day, Franzisca Hauke scored the opening goal of the Pool A match between Korea and Germany, but the lead was swiftly cut when Korea captain Han Hye Lyoung found a way past the German ‘keeper Yvonne Frank.
The match was Hauke’s 100th cap for Germany. Coach Jamilon Mulders presented Hauke and Yvonne Frank (150 caps) with flowers after the game.
In the second Pool A match, the Netherlands put four goals past a hard-working New Zealand team. The goals came from Caia Maasakker, Kelly Jonker, Ellen Hoog and Laurien Lurink. The Black Sticks goal was scored by Petrea Webster. The result leaves the Netherlands top of the pool, with one pool match to play.
China and Great Britian played out a drama-filled 1-1 draw in Pool B. Both teams created chances, but it was the barrage of penalty corners and chances created by Great Britain that created a tense finish to the game. The goal scorers were Helen Richardson-Walsh for Great Britain and China’s Wang Mengyu.
There were cap milestones for Kate Richardson-Walsh (350) and Alex Danson of Great Britain (250). Richardson-Walsh is now just five caps off equalling the most caps for a female player at international level.
In a thrilling final match of the day Argentina and Australia battled it out in front of hundreds of enthusiastic fans.
Delfina Merino, who celebrated her 200th cap for Argentina opened the scoring in the fourth minute of the game.
Jodie Kenny scored the equaliser from a penalty corner in the 37th minute and then Morgan was the hero of the hour, when she scored from a penalty corner in the final play of the game.
Day Two Results:
Korea v Germany 0-0 (1-1)
New Zealand v Netherlands 1-4 (1-2)
China v Great Britain 0-0 (1-1)
Argentina v Australia 1-2 (1-0)
Notes to Editors:
Player quotes: these can be found in the individual match reports on the event website.
Argentina Hockey World League Final 2015 (Women)?
When: Saturday – Sunday 13 December 2015
Where: Estadio Mundialista de Hockey, 1635 St., 200, Rosario-Argentina
Who: Netherlands, Australia, Argentina, New Zealand, Germany, China, Great Britain, Korea
Event website: click here.
Match schedule: click here.
How the teams qualified: click here.
The event features two pools of four followed by quarter-finals, semi-finals, classification and medal matches. Following the round robin, the top four teams in each pool will move into the crossover quarter-final phase, with the pool winners meeting the fourth-placed team from the opposite pool. The #2 and #3 finishers will also face-off in the knock-out quarter-final. The winners of the quarter-final matches will move into semi-finals and the medal games, with the losing teams playing for placement.