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Dutch women win hockey WC

2014-06-14 18:21
Netherlands women's hockey team (AFP)

The Hague - The Netherlands have beaten Australia 2-0 in Saturday's final to claim a record seventh title at the women's field hockey World Cup.

The win reasserts Dutch dominance in the sport, as they took Olympic gold in 2012 but finished second in the 2010 World Cup in Argentina.

Maartje Paumen opened scoring after 12 minutes on a penalty after Roos Drost was brought down inside the circle.

Veteran Kim Lammers doubled the score at 29 minutes, slapping in her own deflected shot.

Australia rarely had possession and struggled to find any weakness in the Dutch defense. They drew a penalty corner with one second to play in the first half but couldn't capitalize.

Earlier Saturday, Luciana Aymar scored twice as defending champion Argentina beat the United States 2-1 to win bronze.

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