U23 5 Nations Tournament 2022: Indian junior women’s hockey team defeat the United States 4-1

Annu (49′, 52′) scored twice, while Nikita Toppo (48′) and Vaishnavi Phalke (58′) netted a goal each for India. Hannah Miller (46′) scored USA’s only goal.

India’s junior women’s hockey team got off to a fast start, winning the game’s first penalty corner in the opening 10 minutes. Although this did not materialize, India made their intentions clear by trying to attack early in the game to take the lead. Despite their best efforts, neither India nor the United States was able to break the deadlock at the end of the first quarter.

India took the lead early in the second quarter and were rewarded for their efforts by winning their second CP. However, the United States defense held firm and prevented India from converting him. Following this, USA mounted a counterattack, which resulted in their first Penalty Corner of the match, but it did not result in a goal, forcing both teams into the half-time break. time without benefit.

2022 U23 5 Nations Tournament: India's junior women's hockey team beat USA 4-1

Similar to the first and second quarters of the game, India and USA fought to control the tempo of the game in the third quarter without producing clear chances. However, the Indian team nearly broke the tie by winning another PC, but they failed to take the lead.

Team USA stepped up their offense as the fourth quarter began to chase their opening goal, and it paid off as they won a CP and shortly after, Hannah Miller scored the game’s first goal to put them ahead. However, India didn’t have to wait long to equalize as Nikita Toppo leveled the game in the 48th minute.

A minute later, Annu added another goal to put India ahead. After that, India didn’t look back as they won three consecutive computers. The game went away from the United States when Annu scored his second goal in the 52nd minute. USA had a chance to close the gap after winning a CP, but couldn’t convert it. Vaishnavi Phalke scored the game’s last goal in the 58th minute as India beat USA 4-1.

Source: Hockey India

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