The Indian women’s hockey team suffered their first defeat of the South Korea Hockey Tour when they lost 1-2 to the hosts in the third match of the 5 match series at the Jinchun National Athletic Centre. India will now face Korea in the fourth match of the tour scheduled to be played on March 9.
After winning the first 2 games of the tour, Indian women’s hockey team looked to be
India started the third game on a positive note and
India responded well in the second quarter as the Lalremsiami scored for the Indian team four minutes in to make the scoreline 1-2. India kept on repetitively attacking but a good Korean
The third quarter belonged to the Koreans as they shrugged off the rusty second quarter performance and started attacking from the getgo. However, they failed to take the advantage of their multiple attacks thanks to Indian goalkeeper Rajani Etimarpu, who managed to keep the Korean attackers at bay as the Indian saved three penalty corner that
India now had just 15 minutes to at least tie the game and as expected they kept on creating goal scoring opportunities. The Indian team were awarded 2 penalty corners in the last four minutes of the quarter but to their surprise,
India will look to bounce back from their loss and will try to win the series when they face South Korea in the fourth match of the tour on Friday.