New Delhi, 24 September 2014: Playing a hard fought battle against the defending champions China, the Indian Women Hockey Team went down fighting to China 1-2 in their second league match of the 17th Asian Games played at Seonhak Hockey Stadium in Incheon, South Korea today.
After starting the tournament with a victory against Thailand 3-0 in the first match, the Indian eves lost their second match against China. Liang Meiyu and Zhao Yudiao scored a goal each for China, whereas Jaspreet Kaur scored the lone goal for India.
Both the teams played attacking hockey from the first minute and tried to create maximum chances. But it was China who opened the account in the 2nd quarter when the game was in the 19th minute, Liang Meiyu converted a penalty corner opportunity and opening the scorecard at 1-0.
India fought back fiercely after conceding the goal and managed to earn a penalty stroke within four minutes. Defender Jaspreet Kaur took the opportunity and successfully converted the penalty stroke to equalise the score at 1-1 in the 23rd minute.
The third quarter saw an intense fight where both India and China strived for the winning goal. In the 59th minute, India got a setback when China’s Zhao Yudiao managed to sneak the ball in the net and claimed the victory by 2-1.
India will be playing their third match against Malaysia on 26th September 2014 at 13:30 IST.
Schedule for the 17th Asian Games 2014 (Women) –
|Date||Local Time||Indian Time||Match|
|26th Sept. 2014||17:00||13:30||India||Vs||Malaysia|