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Black Sticks surge back to beat USA

Black Sticks surge back to beat USA

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<p>The Vantage Black Sticks Women have powered back to defeat USA 3-2 in Rangiora</p>
<p class="">The Vantage Black Sticks Women have powered back from a two goal deficit to beat USA 3-2 at the Waimakariri Hockey Stadium in Rangiora.<br>
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The Kiwis found themselves down 2-0 after the opening quarter but lifted their game and responded with three unanswered goals to seal the result.<br>
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Striker Olivia Merry scored in her 150<sup>th</sup> international, while teammates Liz Thompson and Stacey Michelsen added to the score sheet.<br>
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The visitors came out strongly and opened the scoring inside the first five minutes when Kathleen Sharkey converted a penalty corner attempt.<br>
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Ten minutes later USA doubled their advantage thanks to a well worked field goal from the stick of Alyssa Parker.<br>
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New Zealand sparked to life in the second quarter and equalised following two quick fire goals in the 23<sup>rd</sup> and 24<sup>th</sup> minutes, Olivia Merry netting from the field before Liz Thompson smashed home a penalty corner shot.<br>
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Coming out of the halftime break, the Black Sticks kept the pressure on and Stacey Michelsen delivered the winning goal 12 minutes from the fulltime whistle.<br>
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The Black Sticks now head to Hastings to defend their 2016 title at the Vantage Festival of Hockey which runs from 31 March – 9 April.<br>
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VANTAGE BLACK STICKS 3:</strong> (Olivia Merry, Liz Thompson, Stacey Michelsen)<br>
<strong>USA 2:</strong> (Kathleen Sharkey, Alyssa Parker)<br>
<strong>Halftime:</strong> 2-2<br>
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