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Vantage Black Sticks overcome Argentina

Vantage Black Sticks overcome Argentina

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<p>It’s been an incredible day for midfielder Anita McLaren who celebrated her 250th test match in style</p>
<p class=""><em>Photo: Rodrigo Jaramillo, worldsportpics.com</em><br>
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It’s been an incredible day for midfielder Anita McLaren who celebrated her 250<sup>th</sup> international in style as the Vantage Black Sticks Women downed Argentina 3-2 in the third test.<br>
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After dropping the opening two games in Buenos Aires, the Kiwis showed determination to fight back and secure a come from behind victory.<br>
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Shiloh Gloyn scored a well-deserved double thanks to a second minute penalty corner and 38<sup>th</sup> minute field goal, while Argentina led 2-1 at halftime after a Julieta Jankunas brace.<br>
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McLaren proved the hero with less than a minute remaining, delivering the game winning blow from the field to complete a memorable clash.<br>
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Head coach Mark Hager said it was pleasing to see his side improve following on from game one and two.<br>
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“It was a much improved performance today. The girls played with good structure and we were able to control Argentina’s attack much better than previous games,” he said.<br>
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“It was great to see the girls fight hard today and apply some of the details we have been talking about.”<br>
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The Vantage Black Sticks are back up against Argentina at 10:00am (NZ time) tomorrow in the fourth of five tests.<br>
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<a href="http://blacksticks.co.nz/News/vantage-black-sticks-vs-argentina" style="font-family: inherit;">CLICK HERE for more on the Argentina series</a><br>
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<strong>VANTAGE BLACK STICKS: 3 </strong>(Shiloh Gloyn 2, Anita McLaren)<br>
<strong>ARGENTINA: 2</strong> (Julieta Jankunas 2)<br>
<strong>Halftime:</strong> Argentina 2-1<br>
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