Rotterdam. Indian women’s hockey team FIH Pro League (FIH Pro Hockey League) has made a great start in the two-stage match. Team India defeated America 4-2 in their first match of the second leg. well from america Daniel Grega Scored a field goal in the 28th minute to give her team the lead but India quickly made it 3-1 thanks to three goals within 10 minutes from Deep Grace Ekka (31st), Navneet Kaur (32nd) and Sonika (40th). Took the lead. Vandana Kataria (Vandana Katariya) scored in the 50th minute.
America restricted India’s lead to a goal in the 45th minute with a penalty corner from Natalie Konrath. However, Vandana Katariya scored a field goal in the 50th minute of the second half to take India’s lead 4-2, which proved to be the deciding score. Argentina’s team has already won the title with 42 points in 16 matches. The Indian team, making its debut in the tournament, is running in the third place with 27 points from 13 matches.
Initially both the teams tried to make a place in each other’s circle but in this they did not succeed. Megan Roger attacked in the 10th minute of the match for America. He also got a penalty corner. But the American team could not convert it into a goal. Two minutes later, India got the first penalty corner. For India, Gurjit Kaur also failed to convert it into a goal. The first quarter was goalless. India started the second quarter in an aggressive manner. In the 21st minute, America got two penalty corners one after the other but they could not penetrate India’s strong defense.
It was just two minutes before the second half that India scored two goals in a row and took the lead over America. Vice-captain Deep Grace Ace scored in the 31st minute to level the score at 1-1. After this, forward Navneet Kaur scored a brilliant goal on the penalty corner to take India 2-1 in the 32nd minute of the match. The second leg match between the two teams will be played on Wednesday.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 22, 2022, 06:35 IST