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Argentina outclass Black Sticks in game three

Argentina outclass Black Sticks in game three

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<p>Hosts Argentina took control in Friday’s third test with a 3-0 result over the Vantage Black Sticks Women</p>
<span><em>Photo: Hernan Pablo Barrios</em><br>
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Hosts Argentina took control in Friday’s third test with a 3-0 result over the Vantage Black Sticks Women in Buenos Aires.<br>
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Argentina stepped up the tempo leading on from Wednesday’s 1-0 loss with their speed and tempo proving too much for the Kiwis.<br>
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The Black Sticks again created some strong chances but weren’t able to put them into the back of the goal.<br>
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Assistant coach Sean Dancer said it was a frustrating game in which they allowed the hosts to play on their terms.<br>
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“It was a frustrating game today, we didn’t pay attention to some of the little details and allowed Argentina to dictate to us,” he said.<br>
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“Playing a top tier team you need to be at the top of your game and today we lacked the quality of basics in our tackling and ball control under pressure.<br>
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“We have a quick turnaround ahead of tomorrow’s fourth game so the girls will do their recovery and scouting to ensure we go into the challenge on the front foot.”<br>
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Argentina made a fast start and ran out to an early lead in just the fourth minute when Maria Granatto deflected into goal from close range.<br>
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The hosts doubled their advantage midway through the second quarter with Eugenia Trinchinetti capitalising on a loose ball in the circle.<br>
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Argentina sealed the result from a 36<sup>th</sup> minute penalty corner which Delfina Merino crashed into goal after an initial save.&nbsp;<br>
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The Black Sticks go up against Argentina in test four at 10:00am tomorrow morning (NZ time), with the <a href="http://www.ustream.tv/channel/SQYKrcmFbP7">game streamed live online</a><br>
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<a href="http://hockeynz.co.nz/Events/Full-Events-Listing/vantage-black-sticks-women-vs-argentina-1">CLICK HERE for more on the Vantage Black Sticks Women vs Argentina</a><br>
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VANTAGE BLACK STICKS 0</strong><br>
<strong>ARGENTINA 3: </strong>(Maria Granatto, Eugenia Trinchinetti, Delfina Merino)<br>
<strong>Halftime:</strong> Argentina 2-0<br>
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