Australia beats Netherlands 6-1 to win hockey WCup
Australia crushes the Netherlands 6-1 to win men's field hockey World Cup
Associated Press
2014-06-15 11:22 PM

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) -- Drag flick specialist Chris Ciriello scored a hattrick as defending champion Australia beat the Netherlands 6-1 to win the men's field hockey World Cup.

The Dutch got off to a good start Sunday as Jeroen Hertzberger opened the scoring in the 14th minute, weaving past a defender to drive the ball in from near the top of the circle.

But that was the high water mark for the Netherlands, as Ciriello equalized on the first of his three successful penalty corners six minutes later.

Australia then began a long stretch of dominance, keeping possession and pinning the Netherlands in their half of the field.

Kieran Govers, Glenn Turner and Jamie Dwyer also scored for the winners.

Earlier, Argentina beat England 2-0 to take the bronze.

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