An experimental Australian side has beaten New Zealand 2-0 in the women's international soccer friendly in Wollongong.
Australia have called on a young squad - at an an average age of just 22 - to take part in the Women's World Cup in Germany.
Despite missing a trio of senior players the Matildas have picked a strong squad for the 2010 Peace Queen women's soccer Cup.
The Matildas have received a boost ahead of their women's Asian Cup campaign with star striker Sarah Walsh overcoming a knee injury.
Matildas forward Sarah Walsh is one win away from a dream grand final in the inaugural year of the Women's Professional Soccer competition in the US.
Three Matildas stars have been selected in the draft for next year's inaugural Women's Professional Soccer season in the United States.
The Matildas have been hit hard with the loss of key duo Sarah Walsh and Joanne Burgess for their women's Asian Cup campaign in Vietnam starting on Thursday.
Australian striker Sarah Walsh is very quick, and in the Matildas' opening 4-1 win over Ghana she saved her fastest burst for a sprint to the bench to celebrate her opening goal.
Top-seeded Americans Kerri Walsh Jennings and April Ross beat Canada's Heather Bansley and Sarah Paven 21-15, 21-18 on Thursday to complete pool play 3-0 in the World Series of Beach Volleyball.