Malaysia’s national women’ hockey team had to concede to a frustrating run at the Women’s World Hockey League in Belgium.
The Tigress finished at the bottom of Group B after they failed to clinch victory against New Zealand, who beat Malaysia 1-0. As a result, they will not be advancing into the quarterfinal at the 2017 Hockey World League.
This defeat marks the fourth consecutive defeat for the Tigress, under coach Muhammad Dharmaraj Abdullah.
However, the Tigress put up a brave fight against The Black Sticks Women, even though the latter dominated the most part of the game.
Despite wasting a lot of good chances, New Zealand managed to net one goal via Olivia Merry, which was enough to get them through to the next round.
New Zeland had a whopping 33 shots at goal and 11 penalty corners but were only able to convert one against Malaysia.
“I thought we were pretty disappointing today. Malaysia put us under pressure but we created plenty of goal shots and corners, we just weren’t clinical enough,” New Zealand’s head coach Mark Hager said.
Malaysia will be going up against Scotland on Thursday (29 June) to battle it out for the 9th/10th place at the 2017 Hockey World League in Belgium.