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Uniphar U23 5-Nations Tournament – Indian junior women’s hockey team wins 4-1 over the USA

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The Indian junior women’s hockey team won 4-1 against the United States at the Uniphar U23 5 Nations Tournament in Dublin, Thursday 23 June 2022.
Annu (49’, 52’) scored a brace. Vaishnavi Palke (58’) and Nikita Tampon (48’) both scored one goal each for India. Hannah Miller (46′), scored the American goal.
Indian junior women hockey team started off fast, winning the Penalty Corner in the first 10 minutes. India’s junior hockey team tried to get the lead in the first half, even though it didn’t work out.
Despite their best efforts neither India nor the United States managed to break the deadlock at the end of the first quarter.
India won the second quarter. They were rewarded with their second PC. India was unable to convert it due to the United States defense.

The USA responded with a counter-attack that resulted in the first Penalty Corner of their game. However, it didn’t result in a goal. Both teams were forced to go into the halftime break without any advantage.
The third quarter was much like the first and second quarters. However, the United States and India fought for control of the game’s pace in the third quarter. They didn’t have any clear chances.
Although the Indian team was close to breaking the tie, they lost the race for the lead when they won a second PC.
As the fourth quarter began, the US team stepped up their attacks in pursuit to their first goal. They won a PC shortly after which Hannah Miller scored the first goal to give them the lead.
India was not left waiting for an equalizer. Nikita Tako scored the winning goal in the 48th minutes. Annu added another goal just a minute later to give India the lead. India didn’t look back after that as they won three consecutive PCs. Annu scored Annu’s second goal at the 52nd minute, further separating the USA from the game.
After winning a PC, the United States had an opportunity for a close game but couldn’t convert it. Vaishnavi Palke scored India’s last goal in the 58th minutes to win 4-1.

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