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14 - 30 Jul 2017

Budapest, Hungary

Our National Reps at this event
New Zealand Women - Women's Competition
 Casie BowryPlayer
 Alex BoydPlayer
 Kirsten HudsonPlayer
 Brydie PyePlayer
 Megan ThomsonAssistant Coach

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26 Jul 2017 NZ Women pip South Africa
New Zealand has won its first match in game two at the FINA World Championships, pipping South Africa 8-6.

The Kiwis will be happy with the win, and will take the good moments of that game with them further into the tournament.

“It was a really stressful game. We had lots of opportunities in the first quarter to go ahead” said coach Angie Winstanley-Smith.
It proved to be a nail biter with New Zealand holding the lead four times and South Africa thrice. The Kiwis came from behind to blast home with four unanswered goals for victory.

Hutt’s Brydie Pye and Kirsten Hudson gave New Zealand a cracker start with a pair of bounce shots within the first three minutes. Big-shooting Kelly Mason bounced one in from the top to level at 3-3 by 4:56. Here the scoring stopped until halftime.

Hudson snared her third with a slider, an amazing 11 minutes after the previous goal, so tight was the defence at both ends. Lapses in defense and missed opportunities saw South Africa score two goals and put the Kiwis on the back-foot with just minutes left to play.

An enthusiastic crowd had plenty to cheer about soon after when Brydie Pye with a bouncer and Mason on extra from the top had the Kiwis back on even terms at 3:36.

South Africa called a timeout only for New Zealand to steal the ball and head up the pool and allow Mason to blast from Buda Castle at 1:25. New Zealand gained the ball and earned an ejection, calmly called timeout and worked the ball around, past the ejection time to Hudson who bounced it in from very deep right at 0:28 for what was a magnificent 8-6 success.

Veteran Kirsten Hudson, who scored three of New Zealand’s eight goals against South Africa, says the Kiwis will need to control the basics in order to be competitive against the States.
“The biggest word in our team at the moment is discipline” she said.

“We want to stop their counter-attacks, they’re very fast and very strong. We need to play to our game plan and eliminate our basic mistakes.”

21 Jul 2017 Our senior women by Cheryl .
Congrats to our Hutt ladies doing well at Worlds
Brydie and Kirsten scored 2 goals apiece in their win against South Africa.

HUTT CLUB are very proud of you Kirsten, Alex, Casie and Brydie.
8 Jul 2017 New Zealand wrap up Vodafone Cup against Aussies, on to Dunaujvaros
21 May 2017 N.Z. Women's team announced for Budapest
Four Hutt women have been named in the New Zealand Women’s team for Budapest 2017 FINA world Championships:

• Kirsten Hudson – 104 caps
• Brydie Pye – on debut
• Alexandra Boyd – 33 caps
• Casie Bowry – 45 caps

Assistant coach, Hutt’s Megan Thomson will accompany the team who will play in the Vodafone Cup from July 5-7 in Miskolctapolca, Hungary against Australia, USA, and host Hungary. They will then head into camp in Dunaujvaros before returning to Budapest ahead of the world championships that get underway on July 16.

Congratulations to you all  

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