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Vantage Black Sticks Women take down Germany in Munich

Vantage Black Sticks Women take down Germany in Munich

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<p style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); margin-bottom: 7px;"><em>Photo: www.worldsportpics.com</em></p>
<p style="margin-bottom: 7px;"><em style=""><span style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54);">Olivia Merry in action on her 200th appearance&nbsp;for the Vantage Black Sticks, in their 3-2 win over Germany.</span></em></p>
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<p style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); margin-bottom: 7px;">Shiloh Gloyn grabbed her second goal of the tournament as the Vantage Black Sticks Women won 3-2 over host nation Germany at the real Four Nations Cup, in Grunwald, Munich overnight.</p>
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<p style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); margin-bottom: 7px;">It was a flurry of early goals to start the match, with Shiloh Gloyn scoring after only 2 minutes, with a sharply taken tap in as she reacted first from a penalty corner rebound, to give the Kiwi side an early lead.&nbsp;</p>
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<p style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); margin-bottom: 7px;">Barely a minute later Germany were on the board. After some quality ball movement caught the Black Sticks defence out, Lisa Altenberger struck a timely field goal from close range to level the scores.</p>
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<p style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); margin-bottom: 7px;">The vocal local crowd was entertained as an exciting game of two different styles unfolded. But it was the Black Sticks who struck next, after 23 minutes, with a penalty corner goal to&nbsp; Brooke Neal who scoed with a rocket drag flick right in the corner.</p>
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<p style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); margin-bottom: 7px;">Amy Robinson, fresh from her 50th appearance yesterday against the Dutch, made it 3-1 to the Kiwis in the 26th minute,&nbsp; with a nicely taken goal. Stacey Michelsen dribbled forward and fired an inch perfect pass, splitting open the German defence. Robinson, free on the edge of the circle, scored with a sweetly taken reverse stick chip over the advancing keeper.</p>
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<p style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); margin-bottom: 7px;">With the Vantage Black Sticks ahead 3-1 at half time it was a tense 2nd half as the local side fought their way back into the match. A well worked team goal after 33 minutes by star German striker Marie Mavers, made for a tight finish.</p>
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<p style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); margin-bottom: 7px;">The New Zealanders, stayed the course and held on for a deserved 3-2 win, in what was Olivia Merry's 200th cap for her country.&nbsp;</p>
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<p style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); margin-bottom: 7px;">"It was good to hold on and get the result today, Germany pushed us right to the end", said Assistant Coach Sean Dancer.</p>
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<p style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); margin-bottom: 7px;">"We played some good counter attack hockey and scored some good goals. And of course it was special to get the win for Olivia on her 200th".</p>
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<p style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); margin-bottom: 7px;">Watch a full replay of the match <a href="http://sportdeutschland.tv/best-of/re-live-nations-cup-damen-deutschland-vs-neuseeland">HERE</a></p>
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<p style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); margin-bottom: 7px;">The Vantage Black Sticks Women will play their final game of the real Four Nations Cup, when they take on Argentina, who were beaten 2-1 by the Netherlands in today's earlier match, on Saturday night at 9pm NZ time. Host Germany will play the Netherlands in the earlier game.</p>
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<p style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); margin-bottom: 7px;">Matches are being live streamed at&nbsp;<a href="http://sportdeutschland.tv/" style="color: rgb(4, 147, 209); background-color: transparent;">http://sportdeutschland.tv/</a></p>
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<p style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); margin-bottom: 7px;"><a href="http://www.blacksticks.co.nz/News/black-sticks-women-named-for-world-cup" style="color: rgb(4, 147, 209); background-color: transparent;">CLICK HERE for more information and full Vantage Black Sticks Women's squad</a></p>
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<p style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); margin-bottom: 7px;"><a href="http://blacksticks.co.nz/News/vantage-black-sticks-begin-final-preparations-for-the-womens-world-cup" style="color: rgb(4, 147, 209); background-color: transparent;">CLICK HERE for the real Four Nations itinerary</a></p>
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<p style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); margin-bottom: 7px;"><strong>VANTAGE BLACK STICKS:</strong>&nbsp;3&nbsp;(Shiloh Gloyn 2', Brooke Neal 23', Amy Robinson 26')</p>
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<p style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); margin-bottom: 7px;"><strong>GERMANY:</strong> 2 (Lisa Altenberger 3', Marie Mavers 33')</p>
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<p style="color: rgb(54, 54, 54); margin-bottom: 7px;"><strong>Half Time: </strong>NZ 3-1</p>
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