Dublin: Indian Junior Women’s Hockey Team won the final warm-up match against Canada’s Jr. team with a scoreline of 2-0.
The game was a tightly contested encounter, with both teams eager to get off on the front foot from the opening hooter.
Canada was quicker out of the blocks in the second quarter and earned the first Penalty Corner of the game early in. Bichu Devi, in India’s goal, though was at hand to parry it away and deny them a goal. India pressed forward from there but with little result. The two teams went into half time with the score still a 0-0 stalemate.
The third quarter proved to be the turning point of the game. India had the first of the opportunities with a Penalty Corner that was saved by the Canadian goalkeeper.
However, Sharmila Devi capping off a fine move with the opener. India went into the break with the 1-0 advantage.
The opening period of the final quarter saw the two teams exchange Penalty Corners but with little effect as both goalkeepers were on top of their game to deny the chances.
India had more opportunities to avail on the counter, and duly earned their second PC of the game soon. Mariana Kujur slotted home from the ensuing drag flick to double India’s lead and guarantee a comfortable victory.
Sharmila Devi and Mariana Kujur scored the goals for India.
The Indian Jr team will next be in action at the Cantor Fitzgerald U21 International 4-Nations tournament from May 31 to June 4.