18 Feb 2017

Black Sox draw in Argentina

1:42 pm on 18 February 2017

A late goal helped hosts Argentina secure a 2-2 draw with the Black Sticks Women in the fourth of six tests

Jordan Grant.

Jordan Grant. Photo: Photosport

Argentina lead the series 2-1.

Jordan Grant opened the scoring for the Black Sticks in the fourth minute after deflecting home from a penalty corner set piece.

New Zealand then opened a two goal advantage in the 13th minute with Olivia Merry hammering a cracking shot past the goalkeeper.

Argentina responded just before the halftime break through Eugenia Trinchinetti before Maria Grantto snatched an equaliser two minutes from the final whistle.

Assistant coach Sean Dancer said it was a much better performance from his side, although the final result was disheartening.

"It's really disappointing not to get the final result that I felt we deserved today," he said.

"I was impressed with the way our girls stepped up, we played with a lot of confidence and flow. We held onto the ball and were able to create and score a couple of good goals."

The Black Sticks face a must-win against Argentina in test five at 10am on Monday (NZT).

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