India women lose second successive hockey match to Germany

Stellenbosch (South Africa), Feb 29 (IANS) The Indian women’s hockey team suffered their second successive defeat, but not without a fight, going down 2-3 to World No.8 Germany in their penultimate contest of the tour of South Africa here.

Sunday’s first period started with India looking to make up for the loss (0-3) in the previous encounter against the same team on Saturday. India started on an attacking note and were soon rewarded with a penalty corner, which was converted by Sunita Lakra, giving her team the much required 1-0 lead.

Germany looked at levelling things up in the second quarter Lisa Marie Schutze did what was required from the European team as she secured a field goal to make it 1-1. India fought back with a counter-attacking game and in the final moments of first half Anuradha Devi Thokchom made it 2-1.

Germany came back strongly through Hannah Kruger, who converted a penalty corner in the next minute, once again bringing back the equilibrium.

The third quarter witnessed no goals from either team as both defensive lines were on top.

The final quarter witnessed a stark change as both teams moved into complete attack mode, playing an extremely pressing game. In the drying moments of the encounter, Hannah came out on top for Germany by converting her second penalty corner to give her team an exciting 3-2 win.

India play their final tour match against Scotland, whom they beat 5-0 here on February 25, on March 1.

Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here