The Indian ladies’s hockey crew produced a dominating efficiency to outclass USA 4-0 within the second-leg match to complete a creditable third in its debut season on the FIH Professional League right here on Wednesday.
The Indians had earlier defeated USA 4-2 within the first match of the double header on Tuesday.
Vandana Katariya (thirty ninth, 54th) scored a brace, whereas Sonika (54th) and Sangita Kumari (58th) sounded the board as soon as for India.
Argentina has already received the title with Netherlands ending second.
USA began the match on a vivid observe and secured the primary probability of the match a as early as within the second minute, however Elizabeth Yeager’s excessive shot was simply saved by India skipper and goalkeeper Savita. The Indians too had their probabilities quickly after however Sharmila Devi wasted a golden alternative as she did not beat USA goalkeeper from shut vary.
As regular, Salima Tete was a stay wire from the precise flank, creating probabilities for her facet along with her defence-splitting runs.
The People secured their second penalty nook within the eleventh minute however wasted the possibility.
USA as soon as once more began positively after the quarter break however the Indians drew in confidence because the match progressed.
India secured its first penalty nook within the twenty third minute however did not execute the set piece.
The Indians saved on attacking thereafter and earned two extra penalty corners however the finish outcome was the identical as each the groups failed to interrupt the impasse at half time.
Three minutes into the third quarter, India secured a penalty nook however Navneet Kaur’s entice shot after preliminary fumble from the stopper was saved simply by USA goalkeeper Kelsey Bing. However it was Janneke Schopman’s ladies who broke the impasse within the thirty ninth minute when Vandana acquired a faint contact to deflect in Gurjit Kaur’s flick from India’s fifth penalty nook.
The Indians had quite a few probabilities within the final two quarters. Navneet missed a sitter as her slap shot in entrance of an open objective went over the submit.
The People secured a penalty nook within the forty third minute however India defended nicely.
India then scored three objectives in a span of 4 minutes to seal the match.
First, Vandana scored an open objective from a construct up from the precise flank after which seconds later, Sonika discovered the USA internet from a goalmouth melee from one other assault from the precise.
India skipper Savita quickly made a double save to disclaim the People from a penalty nook.
Younger Sangita too registered her identify within the scoresheet with a wonderful area objective within the 57th minute.
The final probability of the match fell earlier than USA within the type of one other penalty nook however they wasted it.
The win will increase India’s confidence forward of the Ladies’s World Cup to be co-hosted by the Netherlands and Spain from July 1 to 17.