Indian Under 21 women’s team trashed New Zealand in their fourth league match in Volvo International tournament played at Breda, Netherlands. It was a dominating performance by the Indian women’s team as they completely outplayed the Kiwis.
The Indian team played some attacking hockey right from the start. India’s Rani Rampal opened the account with the field goal in the fifth minute to give India 1-0 lead. Navneet Kaur scored four minutes later through a field goal to give India a 2-0 lead. With two goals behind the Kiwis team made some changes in the defense and were successful for sometime before India attacked and got the third goal courtesy Rani. India went into the half-time with the scorecard reading 3-0.
In the second half too the Indian women team dominated the match and kept the pressure on the New Zealand girls. India earned a penalty corner in the 40th minute and penalty corner was converted by Rani to give India a 4-0 lead. In the 46th minute Anupa Barla scored a field goal to give India a commanding a 5-0 lead. The Indian goalkeeper Inderpreet Kaur was brilliant as she saved many goals. In the 53th minute NewZeland earned a penalty corner and corner was converted by Pippa Norman to reduce the gap to 1-5. In the last minute of the game Lilly scored a goal to give India a commanding 6-1 win. This is India’s first win of the tournament.