Australia : Women's U23 Development team begin their China Tour with a win and a loss
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Australia’s women’s Under-23 Development Team have started their China Tour with a win and a loss over the weekend in Changzhou.

Australia went down 3-2 to hosts China on Saturday, before recording a 2-0 victory over local champions Jiangsu on Sunday.

Hockeyroo Mariah Williams, returning from injury, has starred with three goals across the two games.

Saturday’s 3-2 loss saw Williams net from a penalty corner in the second quarter, before a late penalty stroke with the side blooding nine debutants.

On Sunday, Williams scored in the first quarter before Miki Spano added the second in the third to claim a 2-0 win.

The side is next in action on Tuesday from 2pm AEDT against Great Britain.