Hockeyroos forward Mariah Williams has scored a spectacular reverse-stick goal to help her side secure a 2-2 draw against New Zealand in Palmerston North.
A day after the teams fought out a 1-1 stalemate, the world No.6 Black Sticks shot out to a 2-0 lead after 35 minutes on Friday courtesy of goals to Kelsey Smith and Stephanie Dickins.
Stephanie Kershaw pulled a goal back for the Hockeyroos in the third quarter, and Williams produced a stunning strike five minutes from time to seal the draw.
Williams dribbled the ball to the edge of the circle and was falling to the ground as she unleashed a powerful strike that rocketed into the top corner.
"I feel like our first quarter like yesterday was a little bit frantic," stand-in captain Edwina Bone said.
"We're getting used to international hockey again. But we calmed into the other three quarters of the match.
"I felt like we built pressure today, and we just missed a few outcomes in that attacking 25, but otherwise pretty happy with the pressure that we're building.
"We did get a couple of corners, we need to execute those. But also our circle entries - we're not getting any benefit from those.
"So getting some outcomes from those as well (is something we need to work on)."
The result means the series is still level at 0-0 with two more matches to play.
The world No.5 Hockeyroos, who are using the trans-Tasman series as a major building block towards the Olympics, will face NZ again on Sunday and Tuesday.