Monday, June 30, 2014

Belarus eves win 2nd Women’s Hockey World League Round 1 Tourney


Belarus eves have won the second Women’s Hockey World League Round 1 Tournament, which concluded in Siauliai, Lithuania. The 19th ranked Belarus girls proved their supremacy in no uncertain terms, winning all their three league games in a four-team event.

Belarus clobbered 34th ranked hosts Lithuania 7-2 in their third and final league game – they had earlier edged 24th ranked Ukraine 3-2 and humbled 27th ranked Poland 4-1 in their first two games. Yuliya Mikheichyk was the star of Belarus – slamming six goals to emerge as the top goal-scorer of the tournament including a fine hat-trick against Poland.

Ukraine finished second in the standings, pipping Lithuania 2-1 and putting it across Poland 1-0. Lithuania defeated Poland, who finished winless settling for a bottom-place finish.

Belarus, thus join Malaysia in the Women’s Hockey World League Round 2 stage after the latter made the cut winning the first Women’s Hockey World League Round 1 Tourney at Singapore.

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