Jincheon, May 21: Indian Women’s Hockey team yesterday defeated hosts South Korea 2-1 in the first match of the three-match bilateral series in Jincheon, South Korea.
After the impressive outings in Spain and Malaysia earlier this year, Indian hockey women with high confidence made a strong start against the host. Young striker Lalremsiami in the 20th minute and Navneet Kaur in the 40th minute hit the ball inside the net and scored for India while Shin Hyejeong hit the goal for korea in 48th Minute.
India’s experienced goalkeeper Savita made commendable saves to keep her leads intact. India Will play the second match tomorrow.
"Considering this was our first match, I think the result was good but the performaance can be better. We tried some new things in the match and it was interesting to see how we handled the change. We must bring our tehnical skills to a higher level in order to play faster and that will be one of our priorities for the next match." said India's Chief Coach Sjoerd Marijine