India girls’s hockey crew capped off their debut within the FIH Pro League with a dominating win over USA of their second leg match in Rotterdam on Wednesday, June 22.
The twin wins over USA helped India end third within the standings of their debut FIH Pro League season. Earlier on Tuesday, India had fought again from behind to beat USA 4-2 within the first leg match.
The star for India girls was Vandana Katariya who scored a brace (thirty ninth and 54th minute) whereas Sonika (54th) and Sangita Kumari (fifty fifth) discovered the again of the web as India outclassed USA in an emphatic show that may give them confidence forward of the Hockey Women’s World Cup subsequent month.
Argentina took the title, ending on the prime spot with 42 factors whereas the Netherlands completed on the 2nd spot with 35 factors whereas India completed with 30 regardless of enjoying 2 video games lesser than the leaders.
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India secured their first penalty nook within the twenty third minute however did not execute the set piece.
The Indians stored on attacking thereafter and earned two extra penalty corners however the finish consequence was the identical as each the groups failed to interrupt the impasse at halftime.
Three minutes into the third quarter, India secured a penalty nook however Navneet Kaur’s lure shot after preliminary fumble from the stopper was saved simply by USA goalkeeper Kelsey Bing.
But it was Janneke Schopman’s ladies who broke the impasse within the thirty ninth minute when Vandana bought a faint contact to deflect in Gurjit Kaur’s flick from India’s fifth penalty nook.
The Indians had quite a few possibilities within the final two quarters. Navneet missed a sitter as her slap shot in entrance of an open purpose went over the put up. The Americans secured a penalty nook within the forty third minute however India defended nicely.
India then scored three objectives in a span of 4 minutes to seal the match.
First, Vandana scored an open purpose from a construct up from the precise flank after which seconds later, Sonika discovered the USA web from a goalmouth melee from one other assault from the precise.
India skipper Savita Punia was as typical strong in entrance of the goalpost, making umpteen saves. The assured captain shall be eager on making a mark when she leads India on the World Cup, which shall be co-hosted by the Netherlands and Spain from July 1.
India shall be with out their influential star Rani Rampal attributable to an harm concern on the World Cup. (With PTI Inputs)