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Indian Junior Women’s hockey team stuns Chile’s senior side 3-2

By Priyanka Verma 
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Indian Junior Women’s hockey team stuns Chile’s senior side 3-2

Deepika (39th), Sangita Kumari (45th) and Lalrindiki(47th) scored for India after Fernand Villagran(21st) had given the hosts the advantage. Chile’s Simone Avelli(56th) pulled one back late in the match, but it was not enough to force a comeback as the Indian junior team secured a creditable win.

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It was India’s third consecutive victory on the tour. They had defeated Chile’s junior side twice earlier this week.
India’s young players tried to create a clear-cut opportunity in the latter stages of the second quarter, but saw their efforts get thwarted as Chile took their one-goal lead into the half-time break.

A dominating start to the third quarter saw India win as many as five penalty corners inside the first nine minutes, and they were rewarded for their efforts as they scored the equalizing goal in the 39th minute through Deepika who finished off a collective move.

India maintained the pressure on the hosts by looking to create chances in the fourth quarter. They were yet again rewarded for their efforts in the 47th minute as forward Lalrindiki found herself clear just in front of goal to deflect Sangita’s pass from the left flank into Chile’s goal and give India a 3-1 lead.

A late fight back from Chile saw Avelli score their second goal in the 56th minute. But, it was not enough for the hosts as India held on to their lead to win the match.

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