Newcastle’s Mariah Williams scored a goal and was player of the match for the Hockeyroos in her return from injury as they defeated China 4-3 in the Pro League in Hobart on Saturday.
Williams opened the scoring with a neat penalty corner deflection on 13 minutes, her first goal since a 14-month injury lay-off.
"I'm thrilled and very stoked," said Williams.
"We're very happy with the result but we have to back up tomorrow."
The Hockeyroos took a stranglehold on Saturday's contest with two goals early in the final quarter to break a 2-2 deadlock while Chinese defender Sun Xiao was in the sin bin.
They looked to be fatal blows for the visitors, but China grabbed one back when Australian fullback Kaitlin Nobbs also received a yellow card.
On Sunday, veteran goalkeeper Rachel Lynch was the hero yet again as a tiring Hockeyroos downed Germany in a shootout.
Lynch repelled three strikers as Australia won 3-1 in the shootout, after the match finished 2-2 at fulltime.
Hanna Granitzki equalised twice from second-phase play on penalty corners for Germany, after Sophie Taylor's first international goal gave Australia the lead. Grace Stewart equalised two minutes after half-time.
"Getting my first goal is great bit it was a really tiring game," said Taylor.
"It was good to play out the full 60 minutes and then win the shootout."
The Germans, playing their first match in the competition, had multiple shots in the last quarter but either missed the target or found Lynch blocking their path.
"We had many chances throughout the games," lamented captain Janne Muller-Wieland.
"It's a really good tournament and I just want to play again so we can get better."
Their cause was not helped by one of their shootout goals being overturned because the ball crossed the goal line after the eight seconds allowed.
The Pro League table goes by winning percentage not by points. A win is worth three, a draw one and a bonus points goes to the shootout winner.
As such, Australia sits equal second with 67% from four games.
The women's Pro League has a weekly home-and-away format featuring the world's top nine teams.
Australia hosts Great Britain in Perth on Saturday in men's and women's matches, while Germany plays in New Zealand on Friday.
The top four teams play finals in Holland in June.