Hockey WC: Aussie eves prevail 3-2 over Belgium for third straight win
The Hague, (Netherlands): Australian women stayed on course for the semifinals of the Hockey World Cup after defeating Belgium 3-2 for their third straight victory here on Thursday.
Jodie Kenny scored two goals in the contest that saw Belgium equalising twice before Aussies sealed the match in their favour.
Australia opened the scoring in the 16th minute through Anna Flanagan`s penalty corner conversion, only to see Belgium equalise in the last minute of the first session through a penalty corner goal by Stephanie de Groof.
Kenny then got into the goal-scoring act with a penalty corner conversion three minutes into the second half.
Belgium drew parity once again with an open play strike by Jill Boon in the 42nd minute, but Kenny ensured full three points for Australia with her deft penalty stroke flick in the 54th minute.