Hendrickx Scores 3 Goals, Leads Belgium Past The Netherlands
TOKYO (AP) — Belgium defender Alexander Hendrickx knocked in three goals during a five-minutes stretch late in the third quarter to help his team beat the Netherlands 3-1 in the men’s Olympic field hockey tournament.
The Netherlands led 1-0 before Hendrickx scored on a penalty corner, a penalty stroke and another penalty corner.
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It was a matchup of powerhouses on the opening day of men’s field hockey on a hot and humid day.
Belgium is No. 2 in the FIH world rankings while the Netherlands is No. 3.