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


Germany defeated the Indian junior women’s hockey team 4-6 on Monday in the team’s fifth match of their European tour. However, after conceding six goals in the first half of the match, India rallied to score four goals and take the lead. Sanjana Horo, Bhinima Dan, and Kanika Siwach were the scorers for India. Like their previous game, Germany jumped out to an early lead in the first quarter and quickly built on it. Despite trailing, the Indian defense played brilliantly to successfully defend several penalty corners. In the last seconds of the first quarter, India was awarded a penalty corner, but Germany still had a 2-0 lead.


India had a strong start to the second quarter but was unable to find the back of the opposition net.

Germany struck their third goal soon to put themselves in a dominant position at half-time.

Germany continued to assert themselves in the third quarter, scoring thrice, including a successful penalty corner conversion to take a commanding 6-0 lead.

But India fought back and scored their first goal when Sanjana Horo sounded the board late in the quarter.

India turned up the pressure on Germany in the final quarter. Sanjana Horo scored India’s second goal before Binima Dhan and Kanika Siwach found the opposition net to reduce the margin to 4-6.

On Sunday, the Indians lost 0-1 to Germany in their fourth match.

India faced difficulties in the opening quarter as Germany broke the early tie to take a 1-0 lead.

India put in a lot of effort to tie the score, but Germany maintained its lead thanks to a goalless second and third quarter.

Germany almost doubled their lead in the last quarter, but India’s goalie stopped their penalty kick.

India’s last chance of the game, a penalty corner with minutes remaining, presented itself, but they were unable to convert it and lost to Germany 0–1.

On May 29, India will take on Dutch club Oranje Rood in Breda, Netherlands, in their next game.

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