Views from the pitch: Women’s field hockey day 5

New Zealand Leaps in the Standings

New Zealand topped Spain 2-1 in the first game of the day and leaped ahead in Pool A standings.

Behind two goals from Kelsey Smith, the Black Sticks climbed from fourth place to second place in the standings. With the loss, Spain still remains in last place.

Spain never ceased to hustle despite trailing the whole game. This paid off in the very last second of the game for Carlota Petchame who knocked a shot between the New Zealand goalkeeper’s legs and right into the net and helped her team avoid a shutout.

For full results of Wednesday’s action, click here.