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India goes down 0-3 to USA in the classification match


New Delhi: India women hockey team conceded two goals in the first quarter as they lost 0-3 to the USA in the classification match of the Hawke’s Bay Cup.

India will now play for the seventh/eighth position tomorrow.

Kathleen Sharkey opened the scoring for the USA when she converted a penalty corner in the 10th minute. Four minutes later Katie O’Donnell scored through a smart field goal to double her side’s lead.

The second quarter was a session where both teams increased their tempo of attack. India tried to hard but the scoreline did not change.

The third quarter was almost the same story as the second quarter where both the teams were seen on their business sides of the field. Just two minutes left into the quarter India had a go at the penalty corner but they missed as the variation did not go in their favour.

India continued their attack in the opponents D and just seconds left into the session USA counter attacked and a long pass to Katie O’Donnell resulted in her entering the D, beating one Indian defender and goalies to score the third goal for her team.

Realising that it being the last session for them to score, India maintained good ball possession and attack on the opponent’s semi-circle. But unable to score, India ended up on the wrong side of the result.

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