The Indian women’s junior hockey team rallied from a goal down to script a stunning 3-2 win over the Chilean senior side at the Prince of Wales Country Club.
Deepika (39th), Sangita Kumari (45th) and Lalrindiki (47th) scored for India after Fernanda Villagran (21st) had given the hosts the advantage. Chile’s Simone Avelli (56th) pulled one back late in the match, but it was not enough to force a comeback as the Indian junior team secured a creditable win.
It was India’s third consecutive victory on the tour. They had defeated Chile’s junior side twice earlier this week.
The second quarter, however, was dominated by Chile as their experienced players took control of proceedings in the midfield, setting the tempo of the match. As a result, they won back-to-back penalty corners in the 21st minute, the second of which saw India conceding the opening goal scored by Villagran.
India won as many as five penalty corners inside the first nine minutes, and they were rewarded for their efforts as they scored the equalizing goal in the 39th minute through Deepika who finished off a collective move.
India n went on to take the lead in the 45th minute through a penalty corner as Mariana Kujur’s drag-flick was deflected into the back of the net by striker Sangita.
India were yet again rewarded as forward Lalrindiki found the net