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Hockeyroos win Tri Nations in Cromwell

Hockeyroos win Tri Nations in Cromwell

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<p>Australia's Hockeyroos beaten the Vantage Black Sticks to win the Pioneer Energy Women’s Tri Nations</p>
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Australia’s Hockeyroos have won the Pioneer Energy Women’s Tri Nations after a commanding 4-1 victory over the Vantage Black Sticks in Cromwell. <br>
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The Hockeyroos drew first blood in the eighth minute when Jodie Kenny slotted a penalty stroke after a shot from the preceding penalty corner hit the body of a defender on the line.<br>
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New Zealand equalised midway through the second quarter from a penalty corner, with Sam Harrison getting a fantastic diving deflection on the drag from Anita McLaren.<br>
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Just seconds out from halftime the Hockeyroos grabbed the lead again when Ambrosia Malone’s touch found its way around goalkeeper Grace O’Hanlon.<br>
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Australia pushed out to a 3-1 advantage in the 35<sup>th</sup> minute after some scrappy work at the back allowed the Hockeyroos to force a turnover, Emily Hurtz finishing with a straightforward tap in.<br>
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Brooke Peris then clinched the series for her side with a goal on three quarter time.<br>
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New Zealand defender Frances Davies played her 50th international test in the fixture.<br>
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Head coach for the series Sean Dancer said it had been a tough series but one that gave his side plenty to build on.<br>
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“You’ve got to give Australia credit, they’re a great team and hard to stop. They gave us a bit of a lesson today,” he said.<br>
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“Today was probably quite indicative of how the week has gone for us, we haven’t had the consistency to get through games effectively so that’s certainly a focus moving forward.<br>
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“It’s been a great learning experience and challenge for our group but the support from everyone down here in Cromwell and the wider region has been amazing.”<br>
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The Pioneer Energy Women’s Tri Nations is proudly supported by presenting partner Pioneer Energy and the Central Otago District Council.<br>
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<a href="http://www.blacksticks.co.nz/News/pioneer-energy-tri-nations-women">CLICK HERE for more on the Pioneer Energy Women’s Tri Nations</a><br>
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VANTAGE BLACK STICKS 1: </strong>(Samantha Harrison 19’)<br>
<strong>AUSTRALIA 4:</strong> (Jodie Kenny 8’, Ambrosia Malone 30’, Emily Hurtz 35’, Brooke Peris 45’)<br>
<strong>Halftime:</strong> Australia 2-1<br>
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