Friday, December 14, 2007

Soccer News!

The New Zealand women's under-17 soccer team bounced back from a 0-6 defeat two days ago to hold Korea to a 1-1 draw in the final match of their international series.

Sarah McLaughlin gave New Zealand the lead in the 11th minute with a well-taken freekick just outside the box but Korea hit back for the equaliser from a volley by Yeo Min Ji on the hour.

"We got close to Korea in the first game and then took a hammering in the second, but the girls have shown the courage to turn it round in just 48 hours, learn the lessons and come out with a quality performance against a top ten side," New Zealand coach Paul Temple said.

Temple's team will next play in a mini-tournament involving USA, Germany and Australia at the end of January as they build up for the world championship which New Zealand will host in 11 months. nz news

Korea tied!, Korea tied!