Lisa Jacob scored a late goal to earn Ireland a 2-2 draw in the first of two matches against Scotland in Edinburgh.
Ireland started well and took the lead when Audrey O'Flynn drilled in low from a penalty corner.
Scotland's Nikki Kidd levelled the game up with a powerful drag flick on 30 minutes and the same player netted from a similar move in the second half.
Ireland scored in the final minute when debutant Kate Dillon slid the ball to Jacob to slot home for the draw.
The two teams meet again on Tuesday.