27 Mar 2011

Black Sticks women draw with World Cup holders

5:51 pm on 27 March 2011

An encouraging start to the New Zealand women's hockey side in their Test series with World Cup holders Argentina, with a 1-all draw in the opener at Whangarei.

Striker Cathryn Finlayson had the Black Sticks ahead at half-time before Maria D'Elia got the equaliser after the break.

Co-captain Kayla Sharland says they're disappointed not to win and they have to trap more of their balls on offence, while Argentina are sure to improve next game.

The second and third Tests take place at North Harbour on Monday and Tuesday evening.