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Vantage Black Sticks suffer heavy loss

Vantage Black Sticks suffer heavy loss

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<p>The Vantage Black Sticks have been handed a strong 5-0 defeat by hosts Argentina in the fourth test</p>
<span><em>Photo: Rodrigo Jaramillo, worldsportpics.com<br>
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The Vantage Black Sticks Women have been handed a heavy 5-0 defeat by hosts Argentina in the fourth test in Buenos Aires.<br>
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It was a dominant display by the world number three ranked side who led 2-0 at halftime before pouring on another three goals in the final 20 minutes.<br>
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The result sees Argentina secure a series win with one test still to play having won three games against New Zealand so far along with one loss.<br>
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Argentina opened strongly and scored twice from the field in the opening quarter through Rocio Sanchez (2’) and Magdalena Fernandez (13’).<br>
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A strong passage of play starting late in the third quarter saw the hosts add a further three goals within the space of six minutes with Julieta Jankunas, Sofia Toccalino and Delfina Merino all finding the back of the net.<br>
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“It was a very disappointing result after our solid team performance yesterday,” head coach Mark Hager said. <br>
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“Argentina’s strikers really hurt us today which highlights why they are regarded as some of the world’s best.”<br>
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Striker Michaela Curtis brought up her 50<sup>th</sup> test for New Zealand during the match.<br>
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The Vantage Black Sticks have a rest day tomorrow ahead of the fifth and final test against Argentina at 10:00am (NZ time) on Wednesday.<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: 0</strong>
<p class=""> <strong>ARGENTINA: 5</strong> (Rocio Sanchez, Magdalena Fernandez, Julieta Jankunas, Sofia Toccalino, Delfina Merino)<br>
<strong>Halftime:</strong> Argentina 2-0<br>
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