Your girls took a hell of a beating: Hong Kong down Colombia 20-0 at women’s lacrosse World Cup

Second win of their campaign at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford keeps Travis Taylor’s side in the hunt to improve on 2013 showing

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 19 July, 2017, 10:21am
UPDATED : Thursday, 20 July, 2017, 9:21am

Katherine Barker scored five goals as Hong Kong eased to a 20-0 victory over Colombia in the consolidation place play-offs at the women’s lacrosse World Cup in England on Tuesday.

Hui Ka-hei also contributed a hat-trick, with eight other players also on the scoresheet at Surrey Sports Park in Guildford, as Travis Taylor’s side recorded their second win of the campaign.

Hong Kong will now play Belgium in the diamond division quarter-finals on Wednesday having finished 18th out of 19 teams at the 2013 World Cup.

Victory over Belgium, who lost to Mexico on Tuesday, would see Hong Kong face either Switzerland or Sweden in the semi-finals, with a win in that game required to contest the 17th place play-off final in the 25-team tournament.

Barker scored three goals as Taylor’s side beat Switzerland 7-3 earlier in pool B, while Hong Kong beat Sweden twice at the 2013 World Cup in Canada.

Defeat against Belgium would see Hong Kong drop down into the play-offs for places 21-25.