GB Women defeated again in Korea

Great Britain Women produced a spirited performance before a late third-period goal saw Korea seal a 3-1 victory in the World Championship (Division 2A) tournament on Monday.

Nicole Jackson turned away 35 of the 38 shots she faced, but GB were beaten for the second time in Gangneung.

Park Jongah and Han Soo Jin gave the hosts a 2-0 lead, before Leanne Ganney brought GB back into the game in the 24th minute.

Jackson continued to make a string of fantastic saves to keep her team in the game, but Kim Heewon’s wraparound after 54 minutes secured the points for Korea.

Head Coach Cheryl Smith said: “There are huge things to take from today’s game – the biggest thing we needed to do was to control our defensive zone after the performance against Netherlands.

“There isn’t a single player who would disagree with that. We worked hard on that in training and we owned our defensive zone.

“We just didn’t get the breaks. The game flowed. The referee was superb and it flowed both ways.

“It was a very good performance from the girls and we have got a lot to be proud of.”

GB are back in action against DPR Korea on Wednesday.

(Image permission: Karl Denham)

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