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New Zealand Women cruise past Ghana

New Zealand Women cruise past Ghana

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<p>The New Zealand Women have stamped their authority with a runaway 12-0 victory against Ghana</p>
<p class="">The New Zealand Women have stamped their authority with a runaway 12-0 victory against Ghana in their second pool match at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.<br>
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In captain Stacey Michelsen’s 250<sup>th</sup> international appearance, her side did not disappoint with four goals in the first half and a further eight after the break.<br>
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Midfielder Anita McLaren also marked a huge personal milestone when she scored the first of her two goals in the 49<sup>th</sup> minute, making her the first ever New Zealand women’s player to eclipse 100 goals.<br>
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Striker Madison Doar played a superb game and scored a hat-trick along with McLaren’s double while Michelsen, Kelsey Smith, Sam Charlton, Shiloh Gloyn, Olivia Merry, Sam Harrison, Amy Robinson all joined the party.<br>
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Michelsen said it was a fantastic feeling to come away with the emphatic result in her 250<sup>th</sup> match.<br>
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“We started a bit slowly but got into the game and played well in large patches during the second half which was pleasing,” she said.<br>
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“There have been so many great moments for me since joining the group in 2009 and to have the opportunity to still be a part of this amazing team is so special and I hope I can do it for a lot longer yet.<br>
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“Our focus now moves to our next game against Canada. We’ve been watching a lot of video and they are a side which continues to improve every year so we’re looking forward to the challenge.”<br>
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The New Zealand Women have a recovery day tomorrow ahead of their next pool game against Canada at 1:30pm on Sunday (NZ time), with live coverage on TVNZ Games Extra.<br>
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After their opening 6-2 victory over Canada the New Zealand Men also have a day off before they go up against South Africa on Sunday at 6:30pm (NZ time), broadcast live on TVNZ Games Online (<a href="http://www.tvnz.co.nz/">www.tvnz.co.nz</a>). <br>
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<a href="https://www.gc2018.com/sport/hockey">CLICK HERE for more on hockey at the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games</a><br>
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New Zealand 12:</strong> (Madison Doar 3, Anita McLaren 2, Stacey Michelsen, Kelsey Smith, Sam Charlton, Shiloh Gloyn, Olivia Merry, Sam Harrison, Amy Robinson)<br>
<strong>Ghana 0</strong><br>
<strong>Halftime:</strong> New Zealand 4-0<br>
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