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Kiwi Under 21s win big in classification stage

Kiwi Under 21s win big in classification stage

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<p>The NZ U21 Women recorded the highest score at the Junior World Cup so far with a 16-0 win over Zimbabwe</p>
<p class=""><em>Photo: Planet Hockey</em><br>
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The New Zealand Under 21 Women recorded the highest score at the Junior World Cup so far with a 16-0 win over Zimbabwe. <br>
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It was a fine display of attacking hockey and clinical finishing in the first of the classification matches. <br>
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The Kiwis were aided in building a mammoth score by some sloppy defending by Zimbabwe, but it was an equally professional New Zealand performance. <br>
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The first 10 minutes were goalless, despite New Zealand spending most of the time camped in the Zimbabwe half.&nbsp;<br>
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Zimbabwe’s goalkeeper Jordyn Clipstone was kept busy and pulled off some good saves but from early dominance by the team in white it was clear goals weren’t far away. <br>
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The first goal came from Kayla Reed, followed swiftly by goals from Deanna Ritchie and Alia Jaques which signalled the opening of the flood gates. <br>
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The first half saw seven goals – Phoebe Steele, Megan Hull, Stephanie Dickins and Tarryn Davey all found the back of the net. <br>
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New Zealand kept the pressure on in the second half and rattled in nine further goals. <br>
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Steele scored four more while Jacques, Dickens, Hull, Ritchie and Reed all found the goal and earned New Zealand a crack at achieving a 13th place finish in their final match against South Africa on Sunday morning.<br>
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