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Argentina continue winning run over NZ

Argentina continue winning run over NZ

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<p>The Vantage Black Sticks have gone down 3-1 to hosts Argentina in the second of five tests in Buenos Aires</p>
<p class=""><em>Photo: Rodrigo Jaramillo/worldsportpics.com</em><br>
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The Vantage Black Sticks Women have gone down 3-1 to hosts Argentina in the second of five tests in Buenos Aires.<br>
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Following on from Wednesday’s 4-0 loss, it was an improved performance from the Kiwis in Pippa Hayward’s 150<sup>th</sup> test match.<br>
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World number three ranked Argentina opened the scoring in the 14<sup>th</sup> minute through Eugenia Trinchinetti before Priscila Jardel delivered her side’s second field goal 10 minutes later.<br>
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New Zealand pulled a goal back five minutes out from halftime when Anita McLaren converted a penalty stroke to close an up tempo first half.<br>
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Argentina pulled ahead again in the 53<sup>rd</sup> minute when Julieta Jankunas scored from the field to seal the second successive win for her side.<br>
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Head coach Mark Hager said the performance showed there’s plenty to work on throughout the rest of the series.<br>
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“Argentina dominated the first half, and we did improve a bit throughout the game but let in a couple of very soft goals,” he said.<br>
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“We made some critical errors and didn’t create enough opportunities which you can’t get away with against a team as good as Argentina.<br>
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“I did think Kelsey Smith had a great game today – she missed the first match through illness and added a lot of spark to our midfield.”<br>
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The Vantage Black Sticks have a recovery day tomorrow before test three against Argentina on Sunday at 10:00am (NZ time).<br>
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<a href="http://blacksticks.co.nz/News/vantage-black-sticks-vs-argentina">CLICK HERE for more on the Argentina series</a><br>
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VANTAGE BLACK STICKS: 1 </strong>(Anita McLaren)<br>
<strong>ARGENTINA: 3</strong> (Eugenia Trinchinetti, Priscila Jardel, Julieta Jankunas)<br>
<strong>Halftime:</strong> Argentina 2-1<br>
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