The Indian Women Hockey Team lost their opening match to FIH Champions Trophy Bronze Medalists USA 2-3 in their opening match of the USA tour today. Both the teams came into the match looking to play cautious hockey and avoid defeat.
The game’s tone was set, with both looking to hold
India came back tougher in the second quarter and started making inroads into the USA defence. They soon started playing strategically compact hockey, denying
The third quarter was a hard fought battle, as India looking to get back into the game and started pushing forward in numbers.
Immediately, in the 38th
Speaking after the match, Chief Coach Neil Hawgood said, “These matches are extremely crucial as our final preparations for Rio Olympics. We had a neck-neck fight today, the girls played well. We are going to analyse the loopholes and better on in our subsequent matches.”
India’s next match with
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