Dec 11, 2023 at 8:36 AM Update: 3 minutes ago
The Dutch hockey players recorded a victory over Great Britain in the Pro League on Sunday. The women won 5-1 in Santiago del Estero, Argentina. The men defeated the British 2-1.
The women were also too strong for Great Britain in the first match (8-0). The Dutch team then also won against Argentina (4-1). National coach Paul van Ass kept Yibbi Jansen, Felice Albers and Xan de Waard aside on Sunday.
Even without this trio, the Dutch team quickly scored against Great Britain. Frédérique Matla opened the scoring after ten minutes. There were no more goals in the first half, but shortly after halftime Sanne Koolen made it 2-0.
Isabelle Petter brought back the tension with her goal for the British women, but that did not last long. Less than a minute later, the Dutch team opened up a gap with two goals from Joosje Burg. Maria Steensma set the final score at 5-1.
Men narrowly beat the British
The Dutch men recovered from the 3-2 defeat against the British in the first meeting. Despite chances on both sides, goals were not scored in the first half.
In the 42nd minute, the team of national coach Jeroen Delmee took the lead through Terrance Pieters, who scored from a penalty corner. Five minutes later the British leveled through Samuel Ward.
In the final phase, Floris Middendorp and Seve van Ass both received a yellow card. But the Dutch team still managed to win. Joep Troost gave the Netherlands the victory. The Dutch also previously won against Argentina (3-0).
The Pro League is an annual event. The men and women will play against Argentina on Monday, after which the tournament will continue in India in February.
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