03 Jul 2015

Friday 03 July 2015

King's College staff member and Black Sticks Women captain Anita Punt was influential in the 2-0 win over Australia at the FIH World League Semi-Final in Antwerp. Her goal secured her the all-time top goal-scorer spot with 78 goals.

The Black Sticks opened the game with fast movement and were quick on attack, earning an early penalty corner opportunity, although the Australian defence held firm.

With the game 0-0 at half-time, the Black Sticks came out firing once again and lit up the scoreboard when Anita fired home a pin-point drag flick in the 33rd minute which has made her New Zealand's top goal-scorer, breaking the previous record of 77 jointly held by Katie Glynn and Krystal Forgesson.

Head coach Mark Hager was extremely pleased with the overall result and believed the team played well, especially on defence which are still to concede a goal at the tournament.

Congratulations Anita on your fantastic achievement - we're so proud of you!