Indian junior women’s hockey team beat US 4-1

Annu (49′, 52′) scored one goal for India, while Nikita Toppo (48′) and Vaishnavi Phalke (58′) scored a goal each. Hannah Miller (46′) scored the only goal for America.

The Indian team made a quick start and won the first penalty corner of the game in the first 10 minutes itself. Although it did not materialise, India made their intentions clear as they tried to attack early in the game to take the lead. Despite their best efforts, neither India nor the United States were able to break the deadlock as the first quarter came to an end.

India took charge early in the second quarter and were rewarded for their efforts when they won their second PC. However, the defense of the United States persisted and prevented India from converting it. After that, America launched a counter-attack, resulting in their first penalty corner of the game, but it was of no consequence, forcing both teams to enter the halftime break for no advantage.

Like in the first and second quarters of the game, India and the United States struggled to control the pace of the game in the third quarter with no clear opportunities. However, the Indian team almost broke the tie by winning another PC, but they missed out on taking the lead.

Chasing their first goal in the fourth quarter, the American team stepped up their attack, and as soon as they won a PC, Hannah Miller scored the first goal of the game to put them ahead. However, India did not have to wait long for the draw as Nikita Toppo leveled the game in the 48th minute. A minute later, Annu scored another goal to give India the lead.

After that, India did not look back as they earned three back-to-back PCs. The game went further away from America when Anu scored her second goal in the 52nd minute. The United States had an opportunity to close the gap after winning a PC, but they were unable to change it. Vaishnavi Phalke scored the final goal of the match in the 58th minute as India beat America 4-1.

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