Australia defeat Korea again

[img_assist|nid=3397|title=Winning start|desc=Hockeyroos debutant Jordyn Holzberger|link=node|align=left|width=300|height=236]Australia 5
(Madonna Blyth 23m PC, Jodie Schulz 32m/54m PC/PC, Jade Close 42m/46m FG/FG)
Korea 0

Australia’s women’s hockey side continued their fine 2012 form tonight with another 5-0 victory over eighth-ranked Korea at Perth Hockey Stadium.

The inclusion of Hockeyroos debutant Jordyn Holzberger brought great excitement to the group. Coach Adam Commens said pre-game that “Jordyn has been training very well since the beginning of the year and through excellent performances in intra-club matches, we feel that she deserves an opportunity. She is a promising player for the Hockeyroos.”

Holzberger’s selection came with Casey Eastham suffering a minor injury. 

The Hockeyroos dominated possession early, forcing eight penalty corners in the first half. First half PC goals to Madonna Blyth and Jodie Schulz set the tone for the match. The Hockeyroos’ speed and agility was causing real problems for the Koreans who struggled to keep with the pace of the game.

The game opened up in the second half with both teams allowing early shots on goal. It was the Hockeyroos who capatislied on their chances and scored three goals in the space of 12 minutes. Debutant Holzberger set up Jade Close for her first goal of the Series and then only minutes later secured a double with a great field goal. Jodie Schulz also managed to secure her double on the night finishing with a penalty corner shot to the top right hand corner of the net.

Commens was satisfied with the final result and encouraged by the team’s progress since losing game one of the series. – “Korea is a quality side and recently beat Argentina [ranked 2], Britain [4] and New Zealand [6] before coming to Australia.”