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 →

7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup, Changzhou: Schedule and Results

7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup

Venue: Changzhou, China
Date: 5-13 September 2015

Participating Teams:
Pool A: China; India; Malaysia; Singapore; DPR Korea
Pool B: Korea Rep; Japan; Thailand; Chinese-Taipei

Detailed Schedule and results of 7th Women’s Junior Asia Cup 2015: Continue reading →

India Women are Champions of #HWL2015 Rd2 in Delhi as Captain Ritu earns 200th Cap

The hosts India defeated Poland by 3-1 in final match to emerge champions of Hero FIH Hockey World League Round 2 being played at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi. With this win, India has qualified for Round 3 of Hockey World League to be played in June in Malaysia and Spain. India will playing in Spain leg of the tournament in Valencia on #RoadtoRio. Top 3 finishers at both Round 3 tournaments hosted by Spain and Malaysia will qualify for the Rio Olympics.

Indian Women Hockey Team Champions of Hero FIH Hockey World League 2015 Round 2, New Delhi

Indian Women Hockey Team Champions of Hero FIH Hockey World League 2015 Round 2, New Delhi

Final Standings: 1. India, 2. Poland, 3. Malaysia, 4. Thailand, 5. Russia, 6. Kazakhstan, 7. Ghana, 8. Singapore

Individual Awards:
Top Scorer of the Tournament: Vandana Katariya, India
Best Goalkeeper of the Tournament: Marta Kucharska, Poland
Junior Player of Tournament: Rani, India
Player of the Tournament: Marlena Rybacha, Poland Continue reading →

India scored 10 past Singapore, joined by Thailand, Malaysia and Poland in Semis #HWL2015

The women hockey team of India defeated Singapore by 10-0 to reach the semi-finals of the ongoing Hero FIH World League Round 2 (Women) at Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium in New Delhi.Thailand, who edged past Kazakhstan by 4-3 in quarter-final, will face the heat of hosts in semis. Poland defeated Russia by 4-2 to set-up semi final against Malaysia, who over came Ghana by 2-0.

Indian Women Hockey Team Celebrate during FIH Hockey World League Round 2 in New Delhi

Indian Women Hockey Team Celebrate during FIH Hockey World League Round 2 in New Delhi

The game was totally dominated by the Indian eves. The game started with two early minute goals coming from the confident Indian side. Just four minutes into the game, Poonam Rani through a penalty corner conversion swiped the ball into the net and opened the score card for India. Not wasting much time, Navjot Kaur in the sixth minute of the game added another goal to her side by comfortable strike through a field work to double the lead to 2-0. While all the attempts made by Singapore went in vain, India took the scores to 2-0 in the first quarter. Continue reading →

India and Malaysia play QFs at Pool Toppers in HWL 2015 (Women) in New Delhi

India and Malaysia kept perfect winning records intact and ended their last matches of the pool phase with a 6-0 and 5-0 win over Thailand and Singapore respectively in the Hero FIH Hockey World League Round 2 (Women) today. The table toppers of Pool A, India started their campaign on a high defeating Ghana and Poland in the previous matches, while Malaysia defeated Kazakhstan and Russia to top Pool B.

Indian Women Hockey Team Celebrate during FIH Hockey World League Round 2 in New Delhi

Indian Women Hockey Team Celebrating a goal during FIH Hockey World League Round 2 in New Delhi

Earlier in the day, Kazakhstan edged past Russia by 3-2 and Poland beat Ghana 4-0 to finish 2nd in their respectively pools. In the cross-over quarter-finals (to be played on 12th March), India will have Singapore as their opponent, Malaysia will see Ghana, while Kazakhstan and Poland will face Thailand and Russia respectively (Full Schedule, Results and Points Table here). Continue reading →