Indian women’s hockey team ends Korea tour with a 0-4 loss

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Indian women’s hockey team ends Korea tour with a 0-4 loss

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Press Release

05/24/2019

The Indian women’s hockey team lost the third and final game of the bilateral series against Korea in Jincheon by a margin of 0-4 goals on Friday. India had earlier won the first two games of the series but failed to register a whitewash as the hosts managed to register an easy win in the last one.

The team's defence was put under pressure right from the start as the hosts made successful forays into the striking circle. They created as many as five PCs in the match and converted one in the 29th minute. Jang Heesan was the one to score first followed which the Indian team conceded back-to-back goals in the 41st minute through Kim Hyunji and Kang Jina. The 0-3 lead dented India's comeback into the match while Lee Yuri's goal in the 53rd minute sealed the match for the hosts. 

"The learning process is always with ups and downs and today was one such experience where we had to deal with setbacks early on and could not recover. But this does not mean we won't learn from this experience," stated Chief Coach Sjoerd Marijne after the match. 

He further added, "Republic Of Korea is a good team and today they were much better than us. But I am happy with our performances in the first two matches. And now we know what we must improve upon to be fully prepared for the FIH Women's Series Finals Hiroshima 2019."

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