Indian Womens’ Hockey Team Stuns Spain

The Indian team surprised the World Cup Bronze medallists Spain in Murica on Tuesday as they held them 5-2.
Lalremsiani from Mizoram who scored in the 17th and 58th minute won the game for India with Neha Goyal, Navneen Kaur and Rani Rampal finishing off the 5 lead over the Spaniards.

The series is now drawn at 1-1. The first game of the tour ended in India losing 2-3 whereas the second game was a
1-1 draw.

Spain scored the first goal but quickly lost the lead when Lalremsiani came up with a fantastic goal at the 17th minute mark. Neha then took India to a 2-1 lead but soon the Spaniards struck again soon after Navneet Kaur’s 32nd minute goal when Bonastre from Spain’s side scored her second goal of the match.

Indian Skipper Rani Rampal soon found the net in the 51st minute and the Indian attack came full throttle with Lalremsiani finishing off the 5-2 assault with just 2 minutes left on the clock.

“I am pleased with the performance. We are working to be more steady in our performance and we are improving match-by-match. This is a process and we need to keep repeating such performances to grow further,”
– India’s Chief Coach Sjoerd Marijne.


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