Black Sticks women defeat China to finish fifth
The women's Black Sticks have finished fifth at the hockey World Cup in the Netherlands.
Defeating China 4-0 in the fifth-place playoff, Anita Punt scored a brace while Kayla Whitelock and Krystal Forgesson also got on the scoresheet.
The result is nevertheless a disappointment for the national women's team who would have been targeting a third-place playoff at the least.
Tomorrow night the men's Black Sticks take on Spain in a playoff for seventh in their side of the World Cup.
Both teams will be expected to win medals at this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.