Indian hockey skipper rani rampal and navjot kaur scored goals in the second match against south korea to win the second match and clinch the hockey series.
The match started on a fast-paced note with both India and Korea trading penalty corners in the first quarter but goalkeepers of both the teams made some fine saves to keep a clean slate.
Four minutes into the second quarter, Korea took the lead through Seungju’s field goal.
stunned by the Koreans Indian women team made a strong comeback and pulled a win.
India kept up the pressure on the Korean defense and surged ahead in the 50th minute through Navjot’s strike.
“Our performance was much better than the first match. Our skill control in today’s game was much better and the quality was good and consistent. I believe we could have scored more goals but the intensity and effort was good from the team,” India’s chief coach Sjoerd Marijne said after the game.
Marijne said good results here would boost the team’s confidence ahead of the important FIH Women’s Series Finals in Hiroshima later this year.
“I am happy with the adjustments the team made. We played our first match just 24 hours after we arrived in Jincheon. It is nice we have won two matches in this three-match series. This will surely boost the team’s spirit ahead of the FIH Women’s Series Finals Hiroshima 2019,” he added.
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