New Zealand Overwhelms Brazil
Behind four goals from Nick Wilson, New Zealand blanked Brazil 9-0 in its first win in the tournament.
The Black Sticks took it to Brazil early, with the first two goals coming from Wilson. Shay Neal, Simon Child and Kane Russell all started to pile on goals to go up 5-0 before the second quarter’s end.
Brazil goalkeeper Rodrigo Faustino never caught a break as most of the time was spent near his territory. New Zealand took out its goalkeeper with three minutes remaining in the third quarter. Even so, Brazil could not manage any attempts. They would bring him back in for the fourth quarter.
Nic Wilson finished off New Zealand’s scoring on a penalty corner.
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