A Last-Minute Comeback
New Zealand came back to tie the Netherlands 1-1 by a last minute effort from Kayla Whitelock.
Whitelock received a pass from her teammate inside the circle. She effortlessly controlled the bounce and ripped the ball past Joyce Sombroek. Although the Dutch called on a review for danger, the umpires ruled the goal was good.
Somrboek had been unstoppable for the Dutch all game long, hustling to make every save. Whitelock caught her off guard with a minute left in play.
Dutch team captain Maartje Paumen had the only score for her team late in the second quarter. She capitalized by doing what she does best on penalty corners, the lethal drag flick.
The Netherlands still remains at the top spot in Pool A, but New Zealand just passed Germany for the second slot with the goal differential.
An Agonizing Draw
South Korea and China ended their match in a 0-0 draw.
China was hoping to increase its chances of moving up a spot in the standings while South Korea was seeking its first win to stay alive in the tournament.
Frustration filed the faces of coaches and players as shot after shot went off the mark.
Both teams got chances, but nothing would go their way. The closest shot came from China, which initially looked good until it ricocheted right off of the goal post.
The two will finish out pool play on Saturday. China is currently in the fourth spot and South Korea has remained in last but now without a chance to qualify to the quarterfinal round.
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