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Vantage Black Sticks beaten in opener

Vantage Black Sticks beaten in opener

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<p>The Vantage Black Sticks Women have suffered a 4-0 defeat to Argentina in the first 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 suffered a 4-0 defeat to Argentina in the first of five tests in Buenos Aires.<br>
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In their first international competition since the Sentinel Homes Hockey World League Final in November, the Kiwis matched Argentina early to go into halftime locked up at 0-0.<br>
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The hosts then opened the scoring in the 35<sup>th</sup> minute through a Maria Granatto field goal before Delfina Merino struck right on three quarter time to double the lead.<br>
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Argentina scored twice more in the final 10 minutes of the match with a field goal from Julieta Jankunas and Noel Barrionuevo penalty corner.<br>
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The Vantage Black Sticks have a day of recovery before going up against Argentina in the second test on Friday 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: 0</strong><br>
<strong>ARGENTINA: 4</strong> (Maria Granatto, Delfina Merino, Julieta Jankunas, Noel Barrionuevo)<br>
<strong>Halftime:</strong> 0-0<br>
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