Ireland 3 -0 Chile
A much-improved performance saw Ireland end their four-match series in Santiago with a comprehensive defeat of their hosts Chile.
The Green Army had drawn two and lost one of the previous three encounters but they signed off on a high thanks to a clinical, sharp display.
Graham Shaw's charges adopted a high press and swarmed the Chilean backline, putting them under constant pressure in the opening quarter and picking up plenty of loose passes to launch some dangerous counter-attacks.
Ireland won the only penalty corner of the half when Deirdre Duke was unceremoniously bundled off the ball while winding up for a shot.
Chloe Watkins' sweep from the top of the circle was saved and pushed out of a busy circle.
Hannah Matthews and Yvonne O’Byrne showcased their experience as they broke out of their own defensive half to draw markers away before sending crash balls into the circle.
The vital touch eluded the Green Army as Duke darted through the centre to find Sarah Torrans on the penalty spot but the ball bobbled awkwardly and was cleared away before she could turn and shoot on the cusp of the half.
The pressure continued to mount on the hosts with Ireland winning several penalty corners. O’Byrne finally got her side off the mark in the 39th minute, getting low in front of Claudia Schuler to deflect the strike from the top of the circle.
Minutes later Anna O’Flanagan doubled her side's lead after great play down the right-hand side.
Chile’s best chance of the half fell to Paula Valdivia when she found herself unmarked on the top of the circle but she couldn’t control the pass and the effort went wide.
And the game was put out of sight by Duke when she finished off a pacey Irish break in the 53rd minute.
A good end to a rewarding trip for Ireland.
Ireland: Y O’Byrne, K Mullan (Captain), A McFerran, C Watkins, H Matthews, S Hawkshaw, A O’Flanagan, Z Wilson, D Duke, B Barr, G Frazer
Subs: E Buckley, S Barr, N Evans, E Tice, E Beatty, S Torrans, A Meeke