ORANGE defender Edwina Bone has helped the Hockeyroos account for world champions Argentina.
Going head-to-head in the second of three Tests and following on from a 1-nil defeat the night before, the Hockeyroos hit the ground running with three goals inside the opening quarter of the match in Perth on Monday night.
Argentina’s Carla Rebecchi retaliated just once before the break before setting up a tense finish with a late goal from close range.
But the home side held on to record a 3-2 victory.
Bone started for the second straight night in the Hockeyroos’ defence and coach Adam Commens was particularly pleased with his side’s improvement after a disappointing first Test.
“It was a really positive performance,” Commens said.
“I thought the girls made good progress from the first game to the second. We executed circle play very well, particularly in the first half. I thought we coped with the challenge that Argentina threw at us; we knew that they were going to come at us hard and they did but we created some chances of our own.
“We were probably unlucky not to score a couple of times in the second half. It was a really positive performance and great to get a win against the word number two side.”
The Hockeyroos and Argentina are two of four women’s teams taking part in the International Super Series Hockey Nines starting Thursday.
Bone is also a member of the Hockeyroos Nines squad.
The Hockeyroos played Argentina in the third and final Test last night in Perth.