Captain lauds junior women’s hockey goalie

New Delhi, July 28 (IANS) Indian women’s hockey captain Rani Rampal lauded goalkeeper Inderpreet Kaur after the team finished third in the Under-21 Volvo Invitational tournament in the Netherlands.

The score in the third-fourth position match against England was 1-1 at full time. In the penalty shootout, Inderpreet did not allow a single goal to be scored against India, which won the shootout 1-0 on Sunday.

“The team is very happy with the final result. We were always aiming for a top-3 finish and we made it. I will give credit to Inderpreet whose presence of mind and alertness during the penalty shootout helped us win the match,” Rani said on Tuesday.

“The tournament will help us build ourselves ahead of the Junior Asia Cup,” Rani added.

Team’s coach N.S. Saini too showered praise on the goalie, saying she had a bright future.

“It was a great finish to the tournament. It is amazing the way Indrerpreet kept her nerves during the crucial penalty shootout,” he said.

“She is someone to look out for in the future, and I am happy we have a quality goalkeeper in her. Overall, we delivered in all departments which helped us grab this position,” he said.


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