England's hockey team snatched a victory away from the US in North Carolina ©Getty Images

England scored two late goals before winning a shoot-out against the United States in the women's International Hockey Federation (FIH) Pro League, at Chapel Hill at the University of North Carolina.

The Americans looked to benefitting from home advantage with two early goals, but could not hold on to the lead as the match ended 2-2 in regular time.

Megan Rodgers scored from a penalty corner after 10 minutes, before Danielle Grega added a second in the same fashion early in the second quarter.

No goals were added in the third, but Pippa Lock got England back into the game in the 47th minute.

Sophie Hamilton scored the crucial equaliser in the 57th minute, leading to a shoot-out.

Hamilton was a hero again by scoring the opener for England, before Ashley Sessa and Darcy Bourne both missed their penalties for each team respectively.

Erin Matson got the Americans on the scoresheet, after Isabelle Petter extended the English lead.

Lauren Moyer and Elizabeth Yeager missed for the US in their efforts, with Elena Rayer scoring England's winner.

The shoot-out result meant the US scored its first point of the Pro League, while England moved onto five after four matches, close behind Spain and Belgium.

Argentina won a shoot-out against South Africa in Buenos Aires ©Getty Images
Argentina won a shoot-out against South Africa in Buenos Aires ©Getty Images

Argentina and South Africa's men's match also went to a penalty shoot-out with the score at 2-2 at Cenard in Buenos Aires.

The hosts scored the opener in the second quarter from a penalty corner, with Lautaro Ferrero's shot hitting the backboard in the 17th minute.

Early in the third quarter, Nqobile Ntuli equalised and Connor Beauchamp put South Africa in front three minutes later in the 38th minute.

Franco Agostini took the match to a shoot-out, dramatically scoring in the 58th minute.

Trevor De Lora missed the opener for South Africa, with Nicolas Acosta doing the same for Argentina.

However, both Rusten Abrahams and Bautista Capurro scored the second penalties.

South Africans Ntuli and Chad Futcher missed, as did Tobias Martins for the hosts, but Ladislao Gencarelli gave Argentina the lead.

Bradley Sherwood had to score for South Africa, but could not find the net, giving Argentina the bonus point.