Indian Junior Women’s Hockey Team Suffers Another Defeat Against Germany

In the sixth game of their European tour, the Indian junior women’s hockey team was defeated 4-6 by Germany on Monday. “Nevertheless, India came back to score four goals and establish themselves in the second half of the game after giving up six goals.” For India, Sanjana Horo, Bhinima Dan, and Kanika Siwach scored goals. Similar to their previous game, Germany took the lead early in the first quarter and quickly extended it. The Indian defense did a good job of stopping several penalty corners even though they were behind. India won a penalty corner in the closing minutes of the first quarter, but Germany still led 2-0.

Although they started the second quarter well, India was unable to find the back of the opposition net.

Soon after, Germany scored their third goal, putting them ahead 3-0 at the break.

In the third quarter, Germany maintained their dominant play, scoring three goals, including a successful penalty corner conversion to take a dominating 6-0 lead.

But late in the fourth, Sanjana Horo’s goal gave India their first goal as they rallied.

In the last quarter, India increased the pressure on Germany. Before Binima Dhan and Kanika Siwach reached the back of the net to cut the lead to 4-6, Sanjana Horo scored India’s second goal.

In their fourth game on Sunday, the Indians were defeated 0–1 by Germany.

Germany broke the early match deadlock to take a 1-0 lead, and India had a difficult first quarter.

While India made a valiant effort to tie the score, a goalless second and third quarter ensured Germany maintained their lead.

Germany had the opportunity to extend their lead in the last quarter, but India’s goalie stopped their penalty shot.

India had one last chance to win the game with minutes remaining, but they were unable to convert a penalty corner and lost to Germany 0–1.

In Breda, Netherlands, on May 29, India will play their next game against Oranje Rood, a Dutch club.