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Black Sticks held to draw against Argentina

Black Sticks held to draw against Argentina

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<p>A late goal helped Argentina secure a 2-2 draw with the Vantage Black Sticks Women in the fourth test</p>
<p class=""><em>Photo: Hernan Pablo Barrios</em><br>
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A late goal helped hosts Argentina secure a 2-2 draw with the Vantage Black Sticks Women in the fourth of six tests.<br>
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It was a hard fought encounter with the Kiwis opening strongly before Argentina powered back into the match.<br>
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Jordan Grant opened the scoring for the Black Sticks in the fourth minute after deflecting home from a superb penalty corner set piece.<br>
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New Zealand opened a two goal advantage in the 13<sup>th</sup> minute off the back of some strong defensive work, Olivia Merry hammering a cracking shot past the goalkeeper.<br>
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Argentina responded just before the halftime break through Eugenia Trinchinetti before Maria Grantto snatched an equaliser two minutes from the final whistle.<br>
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Assistant coach Sean Dancer said it was a much better performance from his side, although the final result was disappointing.<br>
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“It’s really disappointing not to get the final result that I felt we deserved today,” he said.<br>
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“I was impressed with the way our girls stepped up, we played with a lot of confidence and flow. We held onto the ball and were able to create and score a couple of good goals.”<br>
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The Black Sticks face a must-win against Argentina in test five at 10:00am on Monday 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 2: </strong>(Jordan Grant, Olivia Merry)<br>
<strong>ARGENTINA 2: </strong>(Eugenia Trinchinetti, Maria Granatto)<br>
<strong>Halftime:</strong> Black Sticks 2-1<br>
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