Ritu Rani scores hat-trick as India scores 9-0 victory over Singapore

India secured its second successive victory in the sixth Women’s Junior Asia Cup Hockey Championship with a thumping 9-0 verdict over Singapore in a Group A league match here on Thursday. Skipper Ritu Rani scored a hat-trick while vicecaptain Poonam Rani also scored three goals as the team followed up its 16-0 win against Sri Lanka.

Vandana Katariya scored off a sixth minute penalty corner to open the scoring. Seven minutes later, fellow forward Anupa Barla increased the lead with a field goal. Poonam Rani scored off a penalty corner in the 22nd minute while Lily Chanu Mayengam added a field goal just before the break to ensure that India held a 4-0 lead. Continue reading →