The Hockeyroos failed to capitilise on seven penalty corners in their opening match against world number two, Argentina. Hockeyroos Head Coach Adam Commens was disappointed with the teams conversion rate and said post-match "even though we came close, we'll be looking to be more effective in the next two matches."
Argentina, the 2012 Champions Trophy winners, were aways going to be tough competition for the Hockeyroos. Their fast and skillful game style played havoc for the Hockeyroos in the first half and it was Argentina forward Delfina Merino and 8 time World Player of the Year Luciana Aymar running rings around the Hockeyroos midfielders and defenders. Hockeyroos defenders Anna Flanagan and Jacklyn McRae stood tall down back, repelling numerous goal scoring chances for Argentina.
During half time, Commens discussed some small changes with his team. This resulted in a dominate display of hockey in the second half. Commens said "we created a lot of opportunities going forward, but it was disappointing we didn't capitalise". The Hockeyroos finished off the match stronger than the Argentinians and this will provide great intrigue for the final two matches of the series.
Game two and three will be held at Shenton Park on Wednesday and Thursday March 21 & 22 both at 5:00pm