India beat Malaysia 9-1 to set-up Semi against Japan in Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2015

On the final day of pool action in Changzhou, India defeated Malaysia to join China, Japan and Republic of Korea in the semi-finals of Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2015.

India junior Women Team stretched Malaysia defence to the limits in pool match of the 7th Women's Asia Cup 2015

India junior Women Team stretched Malaysia defence to the limits in pool match of the 7th Women’s Asia Cup 2015

The classification games are set up as follows: in the semi-finals on Saturday, China will face Korea and Japan will take on India. Malaysia play Thailand for 5th place, and Singapore and Chinese Taipei will do battle for a spot in Sunday’s game for 7th place (full schedule here). In the topscorer list, Gu Bingfeng from China is the new sole leader with nine goals scored in four matches ahead of India’s Rani’s eight. Continue reading →

India went down to Hosts China in Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2015 league stage

India Junior Women Hockey team lost 2-4 against hosts China in their third match of the 7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup, with one match remaining against Malaysia. With this win China has reached semi-final of the tournament at Changzhou.

India junior Women Team on attack against China during the 7th Women's Asia Cup 2015

India junior Women Team on attack against China during the 7th Women’s Asia Cup 2015

Both the teams started with aggressive attacks and tried to dominate each other. India started the match with effective strategies and gained the ball possession in the early minutes. However, China scored three back-to-back goals through penalty corners and that made a difference between the two fighting teams. Continue reading →

Confident India looks to win against China tomorrow at Jr Women’s Asia Cup

Subsequent to their resounding victory over DPR Korea and Singapore in the first two matches, the India Junior Women Team is confident of securing another win against the hosts China tomorrow in their third pool match in the ongoing 7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2015 at Changzhou.

Indian Junior Women Hockey team for 7th Women's Junior Asia Cup 2015

Indian Junior Women Hockey team for 7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2015

After playing their opening match against DPR Korea where India outplayed them by 13-0, followed by a big victory over Singapore by 12-0, the young Indian girls are high on spirit to give a tough competition to the host team. Whereas, China is leaving no scope of any slip-ups at their end as they too would want to seal a win against India. Chinese eves beat DPR Korea by 11-0 in their first pool match. Continue reading →

India beat Singapore 12-0 in their 2nd game at 7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup

Post a big win (13-0) over DPR Korea yesterday, India Junior Women Hockey team today scored a dozen past Singapore in their second encounter at the 7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup. In the other match of the day, China defeated DPR Korea by 11-0.

India junior Women Team did not give space to Singapore during the 7th Women's Asia Cup 2015

India junior Women Team did not give space to Singapore during the 7th Women’s Asia Cup 2015

Riding on the momentum from the last game, India adopted aggressive approach right from the first minute of the game. Singapore started the game on a cautious note and tried keeping the possession, but Indians with their experience went on the attack, piercing through their defense. Continue reading →

Indian Girls’ Journey to their First Silver at 6th Jr Asia Cup (Women’s)

India was led to their first Silver Medal at the Junior Women’s Asia Cup by experienced mid-fielder Ritu Rani, with forward Poonam Rani as her deputy (Team Details) in the 6th edition of the tournament, which was played in Bangkok, Thailand.

Final Standings of the tournament are as following:
1. China, 2. India, 3. Korea, 4. Japan, 5. Malaysia, 6. Thailand, 7. Sri Lanka, 8. Pakistan, 9. Singapore and 10. Kazakhstan (All Results of 6th Women’s Jr Asia Cup, Bangkok Thailand)

Ritu Rani

File Photo: Ritu Rani

India defeated Sri Lanka and Singapore 16-0 and 9-0 respectively, before losing to eventual Champions China 2-5. Then India overcame stiff Malaysian competition and defeated them (2-1) to reach Semi Finals and took the 2nd placed after China who won all of their games in Pool A (Detailed Article: India Vs Japan and Korea vs China in the Semis of Jr Asia Cup (Women’s)). Continue reading →